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Big trout, some redfish and a bonus at Redfish University-April 22, 2011

Guided Jared and his son this morning for some big trout and redfish action. Started at first light and threw some topwaters to produce some nice trout in the 2-4.5# range. Also caught some fish on the Sebile Stick Shadd and Gulp! 5″ Jerkshads. Found lots of bait and mullet milling and there was plenty of fish with them. Primarily targeted speckled trout but had a few nice redfish mixed in. For a bonus, we hooked a big 40# drum in shallow water. A very big fish!! All fish released and hitting it again tomorrow morning. Book now for an epic trip at Redfish University. Please click an image to...

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The Redfish University arsenal for 1st half of 2011-April 20, 2011

Redfish University is pleased to announce its new Pure Fishing durables, baits and lines for the 1st half of 2011. At Redfish University, our clients demand the absolute best in saltwater angling. From boats, motors and angling production to rods/reels, lines and baits, we provide our anglers with the latest and greatest from the world’s leading saltwater fishing companies. The companies(Berkley, Penn, Allstar, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Stren, Sebile Johnson and more) under the umbrella of Pure Fishing/Jarden are exclusive at Redfish University. For Redfish U. clients, anglers, followers and fans interested in the products we use, Redfish University’s 2011 products are as follows: 1. Penn Conquer 4000 and 2000 spinning reels, Penn Sargus reels, Abu Garcia Inshore Revo baitcasters and Abu Garcia Sorons 2. AllStar ASR Redfish 7′ rods, Abu Garcia Verdict in 6’9″ and 7’0 rods, Penn Alliance 7’0 3. Miles and miles of Spiderwire Ultracast and InvisiBraid in 6-10# 4. Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon in 10-20# in Gunsmoke and Coral Mist. 5. 500 units of Berkley Gulp! 5″ Jerkshads in camo, Gulp! Shrimp in 3″ and 4″ in assorted colors. Berkley Gulp! tackle bags and Gulp! containment units. 6. Sebile- Bonga Minnow, Ghost Walker and Stick Shadd. 7. Johnson Gold Spoons in 1/4oz and 1/2oz. 8. Marsh Works Jigheads, spinnerbaits and popping corks.   Please click an image to...

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And again, high production at Redfish University-April 20, 2011

For Day 2 with T and Rich, they had requested a little sight fishing for large redfish like we did last Spring. Blasted off at 900am with cloud-cover but very little wind. I can work with low-light conditions but the wind has made the fish very difficult to see in time. Hit two or three areas where I always find these large redfish but only found a few sharks cruising the flats. We ended up targeting a clear flat that had a gradual dropoff and just had to trust that the fish were there. Trust comes with experience and the redfish were there indeed! Gulp! 5″ Jerkshads in camo with Marsh Works 1/4oz. Bull Red Jigheads did the trick. Lots of fish between 18-28# to tire the fellas out before leaving back to Connecticut.  Back to the bread and butter tomorrow with the legal redfish and big trout. Book now to experience an epic adventure and learn more about inshore than you can ever imagine at Redfish University. E Holstman\ Please click an image to...

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Success again with redfish and trout at Redfish University-April 19, 2011

It’s been a bit more challenging lately at Redfish University but we seem to always figure it out and produce great catches of the shallow inshore species. Full moon and high winds can make things tricky but consistently being around large numbers of fish is the key. Guided regulars, Terrance and Rich, this morning for some redfish and speckled trout. Started at first-light with topwaters only to draw a few fish but lots of misses and blowups. Since Pure Fishing acquired Sebile Lures, I have been extremely impressed by these baits. Switched to the Sebile Stick Shadds and absolutely hammered the big trout all morning. Wind blocked banks aren’t always the ticket in windy conditions as we found most of our quality fish on banks being pounded by small swells. After getting lots and lots of trout in the 2-5# range we concentrated on the redfish. Found lots of mullet and minnows and the fish were there. Ended up with some in the 25-30″ range that were taken on Gulp! 5″ Jerkshads. All fish released and back with T and Rich tomorrow for another epic experience at Redfish University. E Holstman Please click an image to...

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Redfish of all sizes and speckled trout at Redfish University-April 18, 2011

Full week of trips. Guided Jon Merchant and his son Zak today for some redfish and trout. The guys wanted to catch some to take back to Destin for a fresh fish dinner at Harbor Docks. Started at 600am and ran to a shallow flat where we immediately got on some great redfish and solid trout. Topwaters and Gulp! 5″ Jerkshads were both popular baits and we targeted schools of mullet and baitfish near the surface.  Made an even further run east and found huge amounts of speckled trout that crushed topwaters and Gulp! Jerkshads again. Every cast produced a 14-19″ speckled trout. A bit further down the bank, we found a nice school of 24-27″ redfish that pounded some topwaters and Jon actually picked off a great redfish off of Zac’s topwater hooked fish. A few double hookups and more quality fish to follow. Then it was off to the west where we found the bull redfish laying around in 4-6′ of water on some clear flats. Stuck some of those and then headed down the beach for some more redfish and pompano. Not much happening down there and only some a few redfish and zero pompano so we came back inside to hit some more redfish on the flats. The guys took only what they could eat this evening and we tossed the rest back. Fun trip! Booked all week so more reports soon. E Holstman Please click an image to...

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