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Nice Snook Terra Ceia - 07/26/2015

RobpelotRobpelot Senior MemberTerra Ceia, FLAPosts: 612 Officer
Been a long time since I posted a report...

Saturday morning we left the dock at 7AM. Rained like hell. Way to dangerous to get to the skyway for bait.
Got some Pinfish on the flats and went to a few spots. Tried live and cut Pins as the morning tide turned. Caught a few snook, nothing special.

Normally, these spots produced tons of redfish. But this season has been off for me. Only a few Reds, though they are nice and over slot or close.
Mostly Snook at these spots lately.
As the weather deteriorated, and the 3 foot waves near the skyway looked frightening in my 16 foot scout we called it. Just before my buddy lost the only redfish of the day on a live pinfish.

Sunday, we got out later unfortuneately, and the skyway was more gentle. I could not chum any bait up as the tide was just ripping. So we had to spend an hour sabikiing 4 dozen huge whitebaits... A little too big unfortunately.


Ran to Bishops, which I only know a little and caught a few snook. Then since the tide was just dead low went to terra ceia. Saw some tailing reds but couldnt pole to them as my draft was too shallow, and our baits just seemed to big anyway. So we started to chunk them up and wade. Caught nothing.

Now as the day ended I found a live pinfish in the well and tossed it out. them No-see-ums were getting fierce so I started zipping my pant legs on and set the rod down. As I was messing with the zipper my rod just started to FLY to the water!!
I grabbed it with no time to spare and got this nice 29-30 inch snook!! Kinda saved the day!

Still, I am baffled that the Reds have been so far and few between this season. when I hear good reports elsewere. I also apparently suck at fishing low tide... Any advice on that front>

Thanks guys!! Have a good week!

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  • cprcpr Senior Member dwcPosts: 9,299 Admiral
    I've fish Miguel and that was a place I could always get a red unless the mullet boats were in the area. This year nothing, maybe it's the west wind. Bait has been hard to come by also except for pinfish which are thick. I have got a few snook, lots of trout and strangely enough a handful of 12 inch flounder. Spanish Macks at the skyway are not as thick. Just a strange migration year is my guess.
    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F. Scott Fitzgerald

    "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Niels Bohr
  • RobpelotRobpelot Senior Member Terra Ceia, FLAPosts: 612 Officer
    yeah. I am getting lots of snook. But so far I have caught a few reds. In the last few weeks a 31, 29, 26, and 18. some in Terra Ceia, others in Miguel.. and Tillette
  • cprcpr Senior Member dwcPosts: 9,299 Admiral
    Nice slob BTW
    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F. Scott Fitzgerald

    "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Niels Bohr
  • RobpelotRobpelot Senior Member Terra Ceia, FLAPosts: 612 Officer
    I actually didnt measure it so I have no idea how big it was.. but just looked like a slot snook... but god with how small the slot is, it could be on either side
  • splitshotsplitshot Senior Member dunedinPosts: 154 Officer
    i have a 16 foot scout too , and nice fish man ! i suck at low tide fishing also but the usual advice i get is fish the deeper holes and channels in the flat
    Tight Lines:fishing
  • johnDjohnD Senior Member WC FLPosts: 6,427 Admiral
    nice.

    the more it rains the farther those reds are gonna go up in the bay , like safety harbor/mobby bay far...
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