|Posted by Capt. Josh on January 23, 2018 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Fishing is good in back water creeks and bays, target red fish, trout and black drum around creeks, Springs, mud bays and oyster bars. Live and dead shrimp is working great. Red fish are holding on islands with hard lime stone bottom and oyster bars, live shrimp or fresh cut mullet rigged with a 1/0 or 2/0 circle hook and a light 20 pound leader is my go to rig. Fish a good moving tide for reds and look for the mullet schools they are always a key sign of reds being close by.
Trout are scattered from the back creeks to the shallow grass flats. Live shrimp under a popping cork is working great. Soft plastic flukes and little Jon's in white, watermelon red and golden bream rigged weed less or with a 1/8 ounce jig head is a great search bait for trout and reds.
Sheepshead are holding on the grouper rocks live and dead shrimp work the best. Use a 1/0 bait savor hook and a small split shot on a 20 pound leader fish just a little away from the rocks up current for the sheepies. They are big this time of year 3 to 8 pounds.
|Posted by Capt. Josh on December 12, 2017 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Fishing is just absolutely great right now in the back country waters. Red fish are holding tight to lime rock bottom and oyster bars fish the last few hours of the incoming tide and first of the outgoing tide. Live jumbo shrimp or pin fish has been the bait of choice. Rigged with a 20 to 25 pound leader and 1/0 to 2/0 circle hook, cast your bait up current or ahead of the activity and let it sit. Most of the reds are ranging from 18 to 26 inches.
Trout are thick in 1 to 3 feet of water around grass flats and lime rock bottom, top water plugs such as the rapala skitter walk or spook Jr will produce some nice action. Soft plastic flukes in white and watermelon red is my go to colors. Size of the trout 15 to 24 inches.
Black drum are holding with the reds and around Springs and muddy bottom dead shrimp with a 1/0 circle hook is my rig for these guys. A moving tide is producing a good bite. Size of the drum 14 to 22 inches right now.
|Posted by Capt. Josh on September 28, 2017 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
Hernando Beach Fishing Report.
Fall is in the air the early mornings are nice and cool but heating up quickly giving us a nice taste of Fall. The fishing is just epic and will only get better.
Red fish are schooling up in large numbers 15 to 30 fish in a school. Mid incoming and first part of the outgoing tide is producing a great red fish bite. Live green backs rigged with a 25 pound floralcarbon leader in 1/0 to 2/0 circle hook is my go to inshore set up.
Snook season is here and the snook bite is great, we are catching over 2 dozen snook every day with some monster 35+ inch snook mixed in. Live green backs is the best bait for snook hands down. Any moving tide is producing a good bite, target points and rocks with a good water flow cast baits up current and hold on.
Trout action is great in 3 to 5 feet of water. Soft plastics and hard body lures work great. Mirrolure little jons in white, chartreuse, and root beer are my favorite colors. Top water plugs such as the spook jr and skitter walks are great surface baits.
Shallow water grouper fishing is really heating up we are catching some nice gags on plugs and dead bait in 10 to 13 feet. High outgoing tide is producing the better bite.
Book your trips asap for a awesome fall fishing action. We have 2 24 foot skiffs to accomodate large parties.
|Posted by Capt. Josh on September 15, 2017 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Post hurricane Irma fishing is very good, The water clarity is dirty but this will clear up in about a week. Today Friday the 15th of September was our first day back on the water in 6 days. The bait was easy to get with the live well being blacked out by 7am, We left the dock at 7 30 am from Aripeka and had our first snook by 7 45am. It was non stop action for 4 hours catching red fish, snook, trout and baby tarpon. It was a great day back on the water and the fish where hungry.
Snook season is open now till the end of November slot size is 28 to 33 inches. Target snook around mangrove points and swashes, incoming or outgoing tide is producing a good snook bite. live green backs rigged with a 25 pound leader and a 1/0 to 2/0 circle hook is my go to inshore rig. Cast your baits up current allowing the bait to drift into the strike zone.
Red fish are schooled up in good numbers along mangroves and oyster bars, live green backs or small pin fish is the way to go. Incoming tide is producing a better bite for us. Trout are working there way into shallow water 2 to 5 feet, top water plugs and mirro dines are great search baits. Live green backs under a float is also deadly.
Gag grouper action will be on fire come October get your grouper date booked asap.
Chase N Tails Fishing Charters will have two big boats for your comfort and able to accommodate large groups up to 8 people.
|Posted by Capt. Josh on August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Summer heat is here fish early to beat the heat. Inshore fishing action is great we have a bunch of snook roaming the outside islands and creek mouths, fish a moving tide for best action. Live green backs for fast action. Red fish are holding all over the back waters from the outside islands to the back creeks. High outgoing tide has been my best bite for reds, live and dead bait will do the trick. I like to start off with live green backs and pin fish and if the bite is slow try some fresh cut mullet rigged on a 2/0 circle hook. We also have a good amount of small tarpon in the back waters 5 to 20 pounders that are a ton of fun on light tackle, use a light 20 pounder leader and a 1/0 circle hook with a small green back.
On the nearshore rocks the mangrove snapper bite is very good we are catching some beautiful snappers from 12 to 20 inches along with grunts, flounders, cobia and some keeper gag grouper. Trout are scattered in 10 to 12 feet of water, use a 1/4 ounce jig head with a little Jon soft plastic in white, root beer, chartreuse bounce the jig slowly across the bottom with a light rod tip twitch.
Scallop are very plentiful with limits coming in fast. We are doing great North of Bay port in 4 to 6 feet of water remember to fly the diver down flag.
Stop into Precision Tackle for all your inshore needs.
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