hope for warmer feb
Capt. Craig Lahr
January 31, 2014
Clearwater - Saltwater Fishing Report
january has been very cold this year hopefuly february will be a little warmer.water temps have stayed in the mid 50s.if this continuses fish will be moveing around alot.
Redfish and Trout,have been on the shallow flats. with water temps staying consitit these predatores have been on the feed.artilishals have produced the bigger 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 16 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.
With the cold water, 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
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 february.
redfish trout sheephead blackdrum
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