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Day 4, calm waters, two 31" reds from the schools AGAIN

BattlefishBattlefish Jacksonville, FLPosts: 337 Deckhand
Lost a couple, the schools were only up for a minute or so. Crazy. What are these fish doing? We saw glass minnows out in the river in 8-12' of water but these fish come into the shallows, 1-3' and go crazy tearing up the bottom. We tried fishing the glass minnows but nothing. Almost timed to once an hour they would come around. We went in at noon. No wind and HOT!



Fishing YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKdiam7vzvGthpaR1Anrdw 

BattleFish

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  • Afishy1Afishy1 Posts: 678 Officer
  • LakotaRainLakotaRain JaxPosts: 74 Deckhand
    We found them yesterday!!  1.8'..  To the "area" by 7am.  Back to the dock in Ortega at 10am.  Got 6 total.  5 were 30-33"..  Got one right at 27".   My son has the "fish" pose nailed down.  I do not..  Our fish were about the same size!  LOL.. 
    Skeeter ZX22V -  Yamaha F250

  • BattlefishBattlefish Jacksonville, FLPosts: 337 Deckhand
    Amazing. What fun. I've been reading up on research on redfish and can't find anything as to what the heck they are doing when they come into the shallows. Are they mating? The size means they are 3-4 year old fish. Crazy action though. 
    Fishing YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKdiam7vzvGthpaR1Anrdw 

    BattleFish
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 8,341 Admiral
    Same thing happening here in Fruit Cove. Louann caught a keeper off the dock this morning.

    Only fly in the ointment is that if the water stays as salty as it is now we'll be inundated with pinfish, sail cats, ladyfish, stingrays and tiny mangroves......all of which will make catching dinner a lot of work.
  • LakotaRainLakotaRain JaxPosts: 74 Deckhand
    bswiv said:
    Same thing happening here in Fruit Cove. Louann caught a keeper off the dock this morning.

    Only fly in the ointment is that if the water stays as salty as it is now we'll be inundated with pinfish, sail cats, ladyfish, stingrays and tiny mangroves......all of which will make catching dinner a lot of work.
    Silver lining?...  Pinfish are good Tarpon bait..  LOL...
    Skeeter ZX22V -  Yamaha F250

  • bswivbswiv Posts: 8,341 Admiral
    bswiv said:
    Same thing happening here in Fruit Cove. Louann caught a keeper off the dock this morning.

    Only fly in the ointment is that if the water stays as salty as it is now we'll be inundated with pinfish, sail cats, ladyfish, stingrays and tiny mangroves......all of which will make catching dinner a lot of work.
    Silver lining?...  Pinfish are good Tarpon bait..  LOL...
    Can't eat tarpon............................
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