Monday, March 26, 2007

Early Kings

On the water by about 6:30am. Launched from Bay Pines Ramp and we even got a call into the Capt. Mel Fishing Show on 620 AM "The Sports Animal" I asked Capt. Mel if we would find any Kingfish?" He said. "look for birds hitting bait and then throw out a shiny flashy lure and you should hit some early kings not the big Smokers but the early ones." Well thats what we did. We hit Indian Shores Reef and as we were trolling across the site looking for bottom structure one of the guys hooked up with a king that caught us all by surprise. We got him to the boat and he straightened the leader. Oops. Anyway we re rigged and started two of us fishing on the bottom for snapper or what have you and the other two for Kings. Man were the Kings in almost every other cast they were hitting the baits thrown and if they didn't hit they were following them all the way into the boat. The Bottom fishing was on but only small bluefish hitting everything that went down. So we all started hitting the kings. we musta caught about 10 fish here, we let go 6 of em and headed to South County Reef. A great day on the water and the boats seemed to be everywhere. We searched for some open structure without other boats on it and we started seeing more kings so we hit a few more of them after the bites on the bottom turned out to be ankle biters. We hooked another 10 Kings here and kept one then we headed to Treasure Island Reef. We hooked 3 18 inch grouper and released em all and finally decided to call it a day. Great Day of fishing and will post pics in a few.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Desoto Pier Fishing

Sheepshead are very abundant. Also the pompano are hitting at a nice rate and many people using the docs goofy Jigs are really slaying them. The bayside pier at Ft. Desoto is a favorite early in the morning for keeper pompano.

Clearwater Pass Fishing

The fishing will be heating up very shortly. There are a few spots worth noting currently. The tops of the bay in the creek mouths are seeing a lot of Snook activity I should have some pictures and a report later this week from the creeks. Additonally I went out to Marker #1 out of clearwater pass and found an abundance of bait fish and other activity there as well. In shore most of the grass flats around the causeways are holding trout.