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17 Dec 2014 Slow day But some Monster Reds

Capt. Jim Conant
December 17, 2014
Matlacha - Saltwater Fishing Report

17 Dec 2014
Slow fishing day but still on the Monster Reds today

I was supposed to have a charter today but they cancelled on me last night. So since I already had everything ready I decided to phone a friend and go out fishing for the fun of it and fish some areas I haven't fished in quite a while. So after getting my kids dropped off at school and stopping by Seven Seas bait and tackle to get some shrimp we made it on the water about 8 am. We spent the morning trolling around looking for signs of life with a very slow and low incoming tide. As the tide came in we kept working our way back into some creeks that I haven't been to in over a year. Spent quite a bit of time trolling and not finding but once again after a couple hours out the water warmed up 3 degrees from when I started and signs of life started to happen. We saw ones and two's of Reds still with lock jaw and couldn't get them to bite so since I looked at the areas and got the information I was looking for we headed back out to deeper water to about 1 foot and set up. For my last several trips the reds have been biting a lot like catfish. A nibble here and there than a small tug. Several times I thought we had hooked a cat and turned out to be a nice red. Same went for today, we ended up only with two Reds on the boat for a picture and release. Well y'all can see by the picture how big they were. I thought I was in Louisiana with the one I caught.

Tight Lines
If you're ready to go fishing give me a call to plan your trip so we can try and catch the tides right. As I do cater to the Veteran community, if you're a Veteran with proof I have the best prices around and I guarantee it. My Charter business is by word of mouth only or by my fishing reports calling in, I did recently change my number.
Captain Jim

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Target Species:

Red Fish

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Fish from a 2017 Nautic star 2400 sport for Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout and other inshore and off shore species for 1-6 anglers live & cut bait. Also Fishing Pine Island Sound, Matlacha and Charlotte harbor.

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Phone: 239-671-4692
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