decmeber and january
Capt. Craig Lahr
January 10, 2012
Clearwater - Saltwater Fishing Report
December has been very mild this year.water temps have stayed in the mid 60s.if this continuses we shuold get another bunch of king fish along the beachs.with plenty of bait and little tuny or falas albicore. this tuna spieces is a great fish for the fly fisherman.we fish them like in the northeast by runin and gunin.
For Redfish and Trout, look for the giant schools of mullet along mangrove shorelines with oyster bars. The bait of choice has been small grass grunts under a float, tail hooked. the next best way to catch them is with a small pinfish or grunt used as cut bait has seem to produce some bigger fish.the reds have been from 23 to 27inches these are the perfect size. for eating.we also have caught some giant trout.scott robertson took his wife out with us for thre anaversery and landed several nice rads and one trout weighing 8 1/2lb.
As the water temperatures drop, and the water gets colder, this will create great sight fishing situations. When the fronts come through, it will make the water extremely low, where Reds and Trout bunch up into potholes, and deeper cuts around the flats. Sight fishing with fly will give you plenty of shots, because the Redfish will be rooting for small crustaceans.
When Redfish are tailing, their tails are out of the water. This gives away where the fish are, and what direction they are facing. Multiple flies will work for the Reds and Trout. The most productive flies are top waters like a black and white muddler to shrimp styels, and weighted flies. like the merkin crab or a crazy charely in tan and brown
For the light tackle fisherman, it's all the same, except for using soft plastics, like a 3 inch shrimp, and a 5 inch jerk shad. This is some of the most exciting fishing there is, because casts have to be almost perfect. I compare it to hunting.
If you would like a thrill of a lifetime, now is the time to book your trip for December and january..
Clearwater Fishing Forecast:
with a front come through this week it should take abaut 7 days to get back to normal.
redfish trout sheephead
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