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Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:50

Southwest Florida Fishing as of Lately

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Pine Island Sound anglers have had one thing on the mind all winter long. REDFISH!! They have been everywhere this season and they’ve been big. We’ve been having a tough time finding fish in the slot for the grill. They’ve been taking a variety of baits but the Riptide 4" Mullet in the white, opening night and shadflash colors have been producing the best results. We’ve had our best results on the beginning of the incoming and end of the outgoing tides. I’ve been looking for lots of water movement and negative tides to help me search out tailing fish. I’ve found that if a tailing redfish won’t take your artificial than a well-placed piece of frozen shrimp on a 2/0 circle hook is your best bet for a hookup.

Gator trout have been around all winter long as well and have been hitting a variety of baits. Riptide 4" Mullet in the shadflash and new penny/chartreuse color have been producing the biggest fish. The smaller fish have been concentrated in the numerous potholes throughout the flats whereas the bigger fish have been in the shallower 2-3ft areas covered in thick grass.

Snook and tarpon have also been hanging around this season due to the warm summer we’ve had. They’ve been hanging in a lot of the residential canals and both large handpicked shrimp and Riptide Shrimp in gold/glow and white have been working equally well to produce quality fish.

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James Van Pelt

Jim has been fishing his entire life. Recently within the last few years becoming active in kayak fishing. He is a kayak fishing guide at Kayak Fish Southwest Florida and a member of the Hobie Kayaks Fishing Team.

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