With the mild temps that we have been experiencing the fishing is absolutely on fire. Earlier in the week Captain Mike and myself went out to film a show with one of the best artificial captains on the planet, Captain Geoff Page of Sarasota. We caught a ton of speckled trout early in the morning on the negative low tide. When the tide turned later we caught a hand full of redfish and headed out of New Pass and got beat up on by some boneheads or Bonita which ever you prefer.
Later in the week I fished in shore with E. C. Smith as we caught some beautiful trout the big one about four or five pounds with quite a few snook as well with the big one just in the slot at 32-1/2”. Look for these fish in their winter haunts where there is deep water close to shallow and that’s where they’ll be.
Friday we fished with Wayne Edmonds, Mike Moore, J.C., Wayne’s in-laws, Mike and Carol. We headed off shore and came in with about 300 pounds of fish. The lesser amberjack bite was incredible on top water, light tackle there’s no better. The lesser AJ is an under rated fish when it comes to the table, they are fantastic and one of my favorites. To catch these when you pull up to your spot and anchor put out a chum bag and start slinging live baits (greenies) and if there it won’t take long.
Be sure to check our TV show out on Saturday mornings at 6:30 and Sunday’s at 11:00 am on WFLA News Channel 8. Call in on Sunday’s to WDAE the Sports Animal for our radio version of The Reel Animals Fishing Show to win some cool fish gear. Until next week “Do yourself a favor and take a kid fishin’.”