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Key West

Well the weather was perfect, the tarpon were there, but we just couldn’t make it happen.  We did get this nice size bull shark to eat and also picked up a snook in the everglades on the way back.  So it wasn’t a complete failure.

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Spring Redfish Action

Spring fishing is here.  The grasses have grown high enough to filter the water and the slot fish are happily swimming around, some singles, some doubles, and some in schools of 10 or more.  Spring fishing is a different game then big fish.  Fly presentation is much more difficult when you have to compete with the grass but luckily also with spring the shots per day generally increase as long as the weather is decent.  Here are some catches from recent trips.  Although we see plenty of Gar we usually don’t shoot at them unless its a good one (15+lbs), then we take the shot.  Here is a 17 lber that did not hesitate to bite.  Also here is a good example of why you should never forget to put sunscreen on your feet when wearing flip flops.   He couldn’t even stand up to fish it hurt so bad.

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More Late Season Big Redfish

March 18

After scouting this area for the past 3 days with the other group I stumbled upon a really good looking spot at the end of the third day.  With water on the rise I knew it wouldn’t hold up for long.  So I made one last trip to the area.  As soon as we got there it was game on.  We had at least 50+ shots landing 4 totaling 104 lbs and breaking off 3 others.  Here is the big fish weighing 31 lbs (another addition to the dirty thirty.)

January – February 2012

January is usually Southeast Louisiana’s peak big redfish season and these pictures are proof.  February was tough this year with less then desirable weather but we managed to get a few good ones.

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Late Season Big Redfish

Sorry again for the post delays but just got back from the Keys. Time to ketchup.  These guys came down March 15-17 and they took full advantage of what our fishery had to offer.  We experienced some weather that opened up some opportunities that would otherwise not be there.  Over these three days we landed a ton of fish, some going over 25 and we even added another angler to the Dirty Thirty Club (Congrats little Murph).  We had all kinds of action. Little Murph went in the water to land a nice 25 lber and Metro although a slow start had a great buzzer beater shot that was instantly sucked in by a nice 26 lber.  Great group of guys I can’t wait for these guys to make it back.