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Mixed Bag Inshore

Capt. John McDow
September 17, 2012
Port St. Joe - Saltwater Fishing Report

The weather has left us with some stained water for the past couple weeks. It has still been possible to find some fish. Capt. John has been finding Reds, Spanish, Trout, and a few Tarpon around the bay this month. The trout have been caught on top water plugs. The biggest trout have been caught in the Trey's hideaway area while lots of undersized trout have been caught around pompano point and the shark hole. The channel around the Shark Hole has produced spanish in the 3-5 lb range and several big kings.

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Tarpon have been hanging around the Marina Sea Wall and around the cape at the mouth of the bay. Several tarpon were hooked on live pogies this week and one was caught on a pop-r while fishing for trout on the flats!

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The redfish have been few and far between. They have been caught on live bait and gulp shrimp (white).

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Other than our normal target species there are a good numbers of bluefish, black sea bass, and tons of ladyfish in the bay now.

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This is a great time of year to do some kayak fishing. The bull reds have shown up in St. Andrews Bay at the jetties and they are a blast to catch from the yak!


Port St. Joe Fishing Forecast:

Fishing will continue to be so-so. The trout fishing will slow down but it is a good time to start finding bigger trout. Bull reds will move in soon.

Target Species:

Trout, Redfish.

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Fishing Port St. Joe,FL and Saint Joe Bay. Charters run from Mar-Nov. targeting Redfish,trout,spanish mackerel, sharks, tarpon, and the occasional cobia. You will learn a lot about fishing while you fish with Capt. John. He is a fisheries biologist and loves to teach other people about fish and fishing.

Contact Info:

Fish Tales Charters
Phone: 732-278-2672
Alt. Phone: 732-814-8148
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