Wow! What a busy few days! Bass Pro Shops seminars, guiding in Destin and Pensacola, I need a few days off but no luck!! Great crowds at Bass Pro Shops and everyone seemed to enjoy the Redfish University seminars. Must have booked 20 guided trips so that was a great bonus!! Thank you to everyone for coming out and great meeting everyone.

Guided some local anglers here in Pensacola last Thursday that just really needed some specific areas and techniques for catching mounds of speckled trout and redfish. Fished the East Bay area to find plenty of both species. The fellas were very good bass fisherman so the transition was pretty smooth as many of the techniques apply to these saltwater attractions. We stuck with Gulp! Jerkshads and Shrimp and caught a few redfish on the 1/4oz Johnson Gold Spoons. Great instruction, several beers(not me) and fun guys to fish with. Total was 30-40 speckled trout(as many as we wanted) and 8-9 redfish in the 22-30″ range. I think they’re set with the redfish and trout here in Pensacola.

On Friday and Saturday, I was at Bass Pro Shops representing Pure Fishing(Berkley, Penn, Abu Garcia, Sebile, etc.) I guess the Bass Pro Shops mailers in Destin were viewed by some of my favorite Destin and new Destin clients. Had a handful of clients that wanted to fish but could only take a few. Guided longtime Redfish U. client, Jim Lawrence on Friday and a few new clients from Destin on Saturday. Both trips produced nice numbers of speckled trout on the north side of Choct. Bay and then both trips ended with some sight fishing for the big redfish on the flats of Crab Island. Lots of fun but made for some very long days! Thanks again, guys! Thanks, Holstman

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