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Redfish (the easy way) with some mackeral and sharks-Sept. 30, 2009

Guided Mr. Keith Jones and Cullum Miller today. They wanted to learn about the redfish in our area. One day we would concentrate on the larger fish along the beach, and tomorrow we would target the shallow water fish up in the northern bays. Started the morning with a few Spanish mackeral, then went sightfishing for blacktips along the beaches. When the water rose to its highest point, we started sightfishing for larger redfish along the beach. Found plenty of fish in the 27-38″ range in shallow, clear water. Also found a few fish in the bay. Lots of fun but I told them, “Just wait until tomorrow!” All together, we stuck 30-35 upper slot and over-sized fish. Please click an image to...

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Steady Day at the University-Sept.7, 2009

Steady trips at Redfish University this week although there small concentrations of redfish in very few areas. Good news is, I expect the redfishing to improve dramatically in the coming weeks and especially next month. Guided Mr. Barry James and his wife Cheryl this morning. Barry is an avid local kayak angler and I was able to cover lots of water with him and introduce him to some excellent kayak fishing areas and some clever tricks with artificial baits. Started out with some quality trout and lower slot redfish as we waited for the water to drop in the upper bay areas. At 730am, we blasted to some very productive area and a found the fish to be very difficult(local Labor Day traffic?) Whatever the cause, we managed to product an decent range of quality redfish. Ended the day trying to scrape up a few flounder which proved to be predictably grim on slow water movement. All in all, a below average day according to Redfish University standards but hopefully much knowledge was gained and a fantastic redfish dinner was had. Thanks again for the wonderful bottles of wine, James and Cheryl!! Please click on photos to...

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Lots of Slams and Tripletail! July 9, 2009

Guided Mr. Randy Hamilton this morning in Escambia and East Bay. Multiple Grand Slams of redfish, trout and flounder with some tripletail mixed in. We found the redfish a little difficult at first but figured it out and found some fish concentrated in 6-8 ft. of water. The new Hewes 21 Redfisher proved to be a fish catching machine like the last one as we boated a ridiculous amount of fish in a 3.5 hour period. The fishing is difficult in the upper bays but knowing where they are on the various tides is the key. Lots of fish in very few places. All fish caught on Gulp! 5″ Jerkshads in camo and Gulp 3″ Shrimp in lime tiger. No rattles were needed today as the water was pretty clear. Oh, saw one 15# tarpon which charged the boat and bounced off us in a hurry. We’ll get him next time. All fish released except 7 Flounder and 1 Tripletail. Don’t forget, September 1 marks the $250.00 shallow water redfish trips in East, Escambia and Blackwater Bays. Book now as I will be EXTREMELY busy. Please CLICK on an image to...

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Redfish U. prefishing!! 1/29/09

Got out this afternoon with friend, Eric M, to do some prefishing for several upcoming Redfish University trips. Fished for a few hours and did very well with several nice redfish from 23-27″(one at 8#) and some very nice trout. All fish caught on Gulp! 5″ Jerkshads in camo and nuclear chicken. All fish...

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Thanksgiving Day Tailing Redfish!! November 27, 2008

Had so much fun throwing at tails yesterday, I grabbed my brother and set out to sightfish the redfish in the upper bays this morning. Fished very shallow grass and found many, many tailing redfish. Gulp! Jerkshads in camo and Johnson Gold Spoons produced the strikes. All fish released.    ...

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