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10/24-Ding Darling

With the wind blowing against the early morning low tides lately fishing the flats and bars has been tough so I've been heading way back in Ding Darling doing some exploring. For the most part we're targeting any bushes we find with deeper water or holes along with feeder creeks and any troughs or "fishy" looking water we come across. Bait's were hand picked shrimp, pinfish and threadfins under floats and on Carolina rigs w/ 20 lb flouro leaders and the hand picks once again were the top producer. We got a decent number of redfish, maybe 10 or so and all were slot fish on the small side 18-24". We also got a few smaller snook and some mangrove snapper and jacks. For the second trip in a row I hooked a nice size snook and let Madison try to fight it but it came undone after a nice aerial show in which it nearly jumped into a kayak passing by. The juvi and resident tarpon are definitely moving into the back county with the water temps dropping a bit, we saw a lot of juvi tarpon.


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