Charles "redfish chuck" is a life long fisherman located on Florida's Space Coast that at thirty-one years old he prides himself on being a well rounded angler. From freshwater to saltwater and open ocean fishing, Charles not only builds his own rods but he also ties his own flies. Charles is also a Pro Staff Member of Yakangler.com, Jackson Kayaks, Yeti coolers and Handler Fishing Supply.
After talking with Alan Ryland about the day he and Steve Brand spent on the "NMZ", the location of our next Boondoggle. I knew I needed to get out there and put hooks in fishes faces! So I met up with Alan around 7:15 or so, got all unloaded and off we went in search of Reds and Trout. The wind was light out of the west and the water was very cool already so we knew it would be a bit of a waiting game until the flat warmed up a bit. I started the day using a Slayer Inc SST in Gumbo color rigged on a Tommy Head Jig! As the water warmed so did the action, I caught a nice slot red pictured here.
With ICAST 2012 in the books, it’s time to look forward to the upcoming release of the vast array of new products! While waiting for ICAST to roll around, I made a list of booths I wanted to check out. One of those was the Okuma booth. That’s right - I said Okuma.
When the rain falls here on Florida’s Space Coast, you know the fishing around the culverts and creek mouths will be good in the Intercoastal Waterway. The typical species show up: redfish, trout, ladyfish, black drum, and sometimes snook. However, every so often the “Silver King” will show his face - not the hundred pound size, but rather the baby version. In fact, this showing of baby tarpon has some in the science community questioning how and where these tarpon come from.
Now that the not-so-wintery winter is behind us here in central Florida, it's time to pack away the waders and the sweatshirts and look ahead to lighter clothing and warmer water. The spring fishing season is here rather early on the Space Coast. This time of year kicks off with the spring bait run that includes shrimp, finger mullet, pigfish, pilchards and pogies.
As in most of my kayak fishing trips I had a hard time sleeping the night before, so I spent some time going over my gear to make sure everything was in good working order and packing my tackle bag with the items I would need for the next day’s trip. The person joining me on this trip was someone who I enjoy spending time with on the water more than anyone else and who introduced me to fishing some thirty years ago my Dad!
It has been a while since I have posted on here so I figured I would put up a report from the other day... I planed a trip with one of the best kayak anglers on the planet And someone I am glad to call my friend Dee Kaminski from www.reelkayakfishing.com/ And a new friend and first time kayak angler Brittney Novalsky who is the owner of Florida Sportswomen.
Summer is here early this year and with that the fish are already getting into their summer time patterns, gone are the days of rolling out of bed at eight or nine o'clock and paddling out on a flat only to be greeted by schools of fish. Insted now you must try and beat the heat to find those same fish in the one to two foot of water you have been chasing all winter and spring.
I woke up around 5AM and looked outside and said to myself "self you should go fishing". So to the garage I go to gather a few things and I find I am out of D.O.A CAL baits so I grabbed a few packs of Bass Assassin Blurps and jumped in the truck and headed over to Action Bait and Tackle for some shrimps just to have a backup plan. Chatted with the owner for a minute then off I went on the long fifteen minute drive to the Mosquito Lagoon.
So we are only a few weeks away from Christmas and you may still need to find a gift for your Yakangler, here are a few items I have asked for that top my list of things to have for 2011. Rather then doing a normal list hear is my list in song form..
As we say goodbye to July all we can do is hope that August brings us more rain. The water levels are down in all the Intercoastal waterways and with that it makes finding fish on the flats a little harder, so with that I am going to focus this report on finding fish in deeper water.