Another good day at Suwannee 12/21
Tide was pretty low in the morning so we got a late start and made it to the water around 10 to find that there was plenty of water already and it was coming in fast. We fished a new creek hoping to explore and picked away at the reds for a few minutes, finding a few on just about every bar or rocky point. The tide came in fast so we pushed to the outside bars and edges to look for bigger fish but didn't really find them, so we went back to the creeks and found the reds again. This time we'd position ourselves a little better and find schooled up mid slot reds and pull several out of each spot, they seemed to be preferring deeper rocky cuts. We also caught tons of schooly trout but the bigger trout were holding in the deeper points and deep edges of bars pretty close to where one might look for redfish, but there were only a few solid good fish in each of those spots. I hooked a very solid red on a mirrodine that I fought for several minutes before it shook the hook. I've never had one fight quite as hard, in fact I never even got him close enough to the boat to even see him. Everytime I'd fight him close he'd take a long 20 yard run and the fight would start over, it was incredible. I was bummed I'd lost him, but also stoked to have hooked what was obviously a really big red on pretty light tackle. Anyway we caught lots of fish but nothing trophy worthy so I didn't take many pics except this one because I thought it was just a pretty looking fish! As far as baits they seemed to solidly prefer Adam's gulp shrimp on a jighead being bounced on the bottom slowly. He outfished us by a pretty good margin. I caught some on just about everything I threw as well. I used gold spoons, mirrodines, flukes, paddletails.. whatever I felt like using really.