Thank you sir. Absolutely no idea why, just the way it’s always been. Plenty of people fishing live shrimp in the surf to not have caught one if they were out there. I agree about the regs, some big fish are starting to show up regularly across the state. We aren’t a trout fishery like Mosquito or Laguna Madre, but we have some solid fish. I love chasing them as it’s really the only trophy fish around. I would liken it to chasing those upper teen largemouth in Cali, they exist, but man are they tough to find, much less catch!ShimanoFan wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:49 amI wonder why this is JB? Really strange to hear this, but just wow on that monster trout.JBcrankaddict wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:43 amFor some reason we don’t have them along the beaches here (Pensacola Beach). Drive an hour to the west to Orange beach, AL and they are everywhere in the surf. Not sure why that is, but we don’t have that bite here. Mainly just pompano, Spanish mackerel and bluefish along our beaches.ShimanoFan wrote: ↑Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:27 amhttps://www.theledger.com/sports/201901 ... -this-week
Florida's regulations are really starting to payoff in the return of large sized fish no doubt. We catch some monster snook and tarpon and redfish now, but never seen a trout that big.
Nice work sir, solid fish! A few fellow enthusiast saltwater fishermen is nice to see, what a foreign concept So few and far between. I swear everyone uses cheap Penn gear around here!Aquaftm45 wrote: ↑Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:46 pmThat area is my home turf, hell I was married in front of the Sanibel Lighthouse on the beach (that didn't last ). Your right, the algae bloom took a toll last year, but it has bounced back nicely this year. It is catch and release for all primary species right now (Snook,Redfish, Trout). But fish are abundent. Just returned from a Memorial Day weekend trip and although I was only able to do Saltwater one day, it was a good day, (12 snook, 6 reds) fishing early and late tides with one of my buddies and my daughter. They just had the Calcutta tournament out of South Seas Plantation this weekend and by thier guage, it was the best tournament to date. (180 inches won, bieng able to measure 2 Snook, 2 Redfish, and 2 ladyfish) A couple of pics from the trip...Polkfish1 wrote: ↑Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:38 pm
That was on Sanibel Island. I take my daughters there every summer to swim and collect shells. I sneak off to fish every chance I get. Yes; I’ve been able to catch snook on those same beaches. But not this year. Last year that area was hammered by that algal bloom. I don’t know if that had anything to do with it. Every guy I spoke with complained that the fishing was worse this year. I couldn’t tell and maybe that’s because I just fool around and throw anything and everything in my box until I catch something. This year it was trout, mackerel, and all kinds of sharks. I lost 3 nice jerkbaits and 4 jdm plugs to sharks. On multiple occasions the smaller sharks would swim right up to me and investigate after I waded way out. Larger ones would keep a 6-8 ft distance. That’s not happened in previous years.
Bieng a tackle enthusiest and now getting re-bit by the saltwater bug, my eyes are on a 19 Certate 4000 (with an added SC handle) to pair with an Evergreen Zephre Avantegarde Close Combat. Look for some of my JDM Bass gems to go on sale in the near future to finance the endevour.
water temps were in the low to mid 60's, but didn't come across any bass left on their reds.
most fish came off slowly worked senko's, but found a magic blue fox that worked very well in the sparse weed growth.
I'm first Gen Canadian. Mom was born in Finland.
Would love to Visit my home town and do some fishing....But man, Tourism is tough in the motherland
I have only Steezes. Theres 1016 SV TW, CT SV TW 700XH and 103H. Rods are build by myself: NFC MB 736-1 X-Ray, HM Bushido MB76/8-15 and St. Croix 5C70MF-G.