Capt Mitch Barber called me up last night and asked if I would join him this morning for fishing and my obvious answer was yes leading to a beautiful morning of catching fish and enjoying a great laugh! Started out throwing some topwater plugs and some jerk shad early with a small blowup on the topwater and a few missed strikes on the jerkshad. Moved on to find a better and bigger school of redfish right off the waterway. First fish was a six pound red on the fly! Caught him on a white clouser but had to change flies a few times prior to catching this one.. Capt Mitch caught a stud of a redfish on the Gulp Jerkshad rigged weedless. Fish weighed in a little over ten pounds!! Only got to fish a few hours but really enjoyed the beautiful weather and company!!
The redfish bite continues to smoking hot! Water temps are still hovering in the lower 60’s, and the reds are aggresively trying to “fatten up” before winter arrives in full. They are schooling in great numbers on the low tide flats, and a Zman Paddler, Gulp! shrimp, live minnows, etc. are all great bait choices. In addition to the low tide flats, there are still good numbers holding on structure and along shell points and creek mouths. The trout bite continues to be sporatic, but Continue reading “Scott’s Fishing Report — November 22, 2011”
Carlos Rafael of Massachusetts caught an incredible 881-pound tuna this week. But his celebration did not last for long. That is because the Feds cited him for improper catching, and took away his prized tuna, reportedly worth $396,000 on the market.
Several fish have been weighed in this week’s tournament. The current leader has a huge 11.45lb sheeps!! Good luck to the rest of the anglers! We still have four more weeks left and plenty of fiddler crabs so be sure to stop on by!!