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Tons of snook : no trout or reds?

Been hitting the back country every day for the last week ( 10k and the park) tons of snook and some really big ones. All top water. Later on in the morning hitting the passes and points but not one trout or red...anybody else jinxed or is it just bad juju


  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,909 Captain
    Did you ever consider working a lead head with a Gulp tail slowly along the bottom?  On Saturday I quit counting when my anglers had caught and released about forty trout at the first spot we came to... That day those same leadheads accounted for snook, redfish, flounder, and a few other species... Not as exciting as top water but very productive.
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • Paucan6005Paucan6005 Posts: 95 Deckhand
    We’re you in Florida bay? Shallow flats or drop off/deep holes ? Thanks Capt
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,909 Captain
    Working out of Chokoloskee and never farther south than the Chatham
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • nobleonenobleone Posts: 108 Deckhand
    We were in the back 10K on Sunday, 3 reds, a couple of small snuke, no trout.  Most fish caught on white bucktail tipped with a piece of scrimp.  Nothing on the topwater...  Massive amounts of ladyfish where water was moving fast, they like the plain ole' bucktail.

    "If it's not one thing, it's an alternator"

  • 10kman10kman Posts: 999 Officer
       We were out Mon.and did not expect much with little tide action and
    small fall in barometer.But fishing was very good for us three.Six reds,
    three trout,some snapper and many small snook.Like above post,white
    wiffle 4"tail ducktail with bit of shrimp.The water was moved around by
    wind and moving water meant fish.
  • Paucan6005Paucan6005 Posts: 95 Deckhand
    Today was on fire at low tide and incoming. Lots of slot trout. 2 nice black drum.  4 big sheepshead and a 35” surprise snook. (While fishing for sheepshead at the oyster bar with small hook and piece of shrimp. Go figure. She is released safely . And as the tide came in 2 pompano. Fakahatchee in the back
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