Changing tides and unpredictable weather change not only the fishing, but your ability to get to the fish - sometimes for the better!
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
Also, with the water so warm, the most consistent bites have been on reefs in 8-10 feet of water, on the bottom in the cooler water.
We are on a flood cycle with the tides right now. This can actually help with red-fishing. Shallow areas we seldom are able to get into are now accessible. Pay close attention to wind and tides if you’re going to do this. A west wind and/or a switch in tide cycle can leave you high and dry when the water pours out.
When you find your reds, it doesn’t seem to matter what you throw. We recently had several boats working a grassy and shell-covered shoreline. One boat was throwing shrimp, another mullet, another croakers, and another cocahoe minnows. Happy to report all four boats caught redfish!!
The big fish stuff is still going strong. We are seeing big schools of jack crevalle, bull reds and sharks. They haven’t been too tough to find. Big schools of pogies, showering mullet or boiling lady fish usually point the way. We have been drifting big chunks of lady fish through them. It’s messy, but boy is it fun.
As always, have fun and be safe.
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