Tuesday, July 05, 2005

July 4th Fishing Weekend

We hit the water by 6:00am started at the mouth of Channel A and drifted the flats between Channel A and Double Branch. The top water fishing was good even though the wind was strong we had multiple Top water hits We did land a few Lady fish and a Small Jack Creval but no Red fish or Trout. We then moved to the Artificial Reef between Gandy and Howard Franklin bridges. We chummed the water and in no time we were landing Spanish Mackerel almost non-stop. One Large Spanish Mack was around 26". The fishing seemed to be good the only bad thing we noted was the Salenity was way down in the upper channel due to the large amounts of rain the last week. Which killed a good many shrimp before we got out of the channel. Tight Lines

Friday, July 01, 2005

Snook and Redfish for the weekend

The weather actually looks like it may hold this weekend and the fishing seems to be good in the bay the weekend reports I'm hearing are that on both the flats on either side of Channel A are going to be good fishing this weekend. To help pinpoint I will have maps up later this weekend but to tell you it is from the mouth of Double Branch Creek East and from the Mouth Of Rocky Creek West. Drift Fishing these flats can be be productive with some good Topwater action from the 20-30 fish schools of reds reported. Also thes COBIA may be on the rays on these flats. Snook on the other hand seem to be hanging near the bridge pilings. Anchor in the current and toss your bait up current and let it wash back towards your boat a wieghted Pin fish or Green Back should liven things up using about a 3/8oz weight to drop your bait into the strike zones. Tight Lines.