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Pascagoula and Mobile redfish at Redfish University-October 1-2, 2010

Guided over in Pascagoula, MS. on Friday and in Mobile Bay today in search of redfish. Started at 700am Friday morning over in the Pascagoula River and hit some very productive areas for redfish. Threw topwaters down shallow river banks and had some great strikes although many were short bites but it was very apparent they were redfish. Corks and Gulps! in this instance would have produced. Topwaters are more fun!  Switched to inline-spinnerbaits and hit area with lots of schooling pogies. Immediately, the first fat redfish hits the deck, followed by more. Found more fish on the edges with bait than anywhere else. Fished the river until 930am and then hit the marsh. Found redfish literally crawling in very shallow water spraying shrimp. Eyes, noses and gills out of the water. Picked off some more fish and looked around Grand Bay on a very low tide. Some fish over there but not great, especially at 130pm. Today, we hit Mobile Bay and found more redfish than we knew what to do with and in all size ranges. Caught redfish on Gold Spoons, spinnerbaits and Gulp! Shrimp under Marsh Works Big Poppys. Also caught plenty of trout and flounder as well. Lots of redfish both days! Book now to experience the thrill of Redfish University. Please click an image to enlarge and view...

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Great morning of Redfish, Trout and Flounder at Redfish University-September 15, 2010

Guided long-time client and one of my favorite anglers to fish with, Mr. Bob Willice, this morning. Hit the water very early and actually had about 15 minutes to wait once we arrived at our area due to darkness and one small rain shower. Started launching topwaters at first light and produced quite a few speckled trout of all sizes. We had some big redfish blowups but no hookups. That’s okay, we knew what to do! Found the large schools of mullet and bait and began to stick very good quality redfish in the 23-27″ range. Great looking orange, fat fish. Very slow-rolled 1/4oz. Johnson Gold Spoons were the bait of choice with all the loose grass on the surface and they performed nicely. Took off and fished some sand and grass mix to grab some more quality redfish. They were pretty aggressive all morning. Total: 15 great Redfish(23-27″), lots of trout, a grouper and a flounder. All fish released including the two beasts in the livewell back at the ramp. Please click an image to enlarge and view...

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Lots of Redfish and Trout at Redfish University-September 10, 2010

Full week of guiding and ready for a quiet weekend. Then back at it everyday next week as well. Guided Mr. Wayne Hughes and Jamison this morning for some early morning topwater speckled trout action and then some sight fishing for redfish. Left the ramp at 530am and ran way east to some very productive trout and redfish banks. The fish were much more active this morning on a quick falling tide and we had a great morning of nice speckled trout and redfish topwater explosions. Threw a few quality trout in the well and took off to find the redfish. It didn’t take long to boat several redfish between 24-35″. Found a large school of fish and at some points we all had redfish coming to the boat. These fish were concentrating around bait in 4-6′ of water and were readily taking Gulp! Jerkshads and Johnson Gold Spoons. The guys kept some fish to eat for dinner and we were off the water by 1000am. Packed schedule for the next few weeks at Redfish University but there are a few dates available the last week of September and also some in October. Book now to secure a spot and experience Redfish University!! Please click an image to enlarge and view...

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Redfish and Trout on the neap at Redfish University-September 9, 2010

Guided Mr. Ferd Saloman and Chris Saloman this morning in search of redfish and speckled trout. Fishing on the neap tides the last few months have made very little difference in fish production and today was no exception. Started at first light with some topwaters in shallow water. The redfish and trout were a bit sluggish with lots of chasers and short bites but several quality speckled trout and redfish found the hooks. Surprisely, it was the trout that were most uncooperate on some banks that normally produce 20-30 fish in a very short timeframe. Made some good decisions to fish a little deeper water around bait to find some great redfish between 25-31″. We also found some sharks at the end of the morning which were alot of fun to fight and rounded the trip out nicely. Redfish and trout were taken on Gulp! Jerkshads in camo, Johnson Gold Spoons and small Skitterwalks. Most fish release with some trout and redfish taken for dinner. Please click an image to enlarge and view...

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Another “Five Hour Tour” at Redfish University-September 8, 2010

Guided Mr. Daniel Stevenson this morning on a  tour of Pensacola Bay. Daniel really wanted to get a handle on the redfish and speckled trout fishing in the Pensacola area and especially some productive areas in the Fall and Winter months. Departed the ramp at 600am and travelled all over Escambia, Pensacola, East and Blackwater Bay(river) where Redfish University finds large amounts of redfish and trout from now until the Spring. Stopped and fished some areas, then stopped and talked about some areas that will continue to get better as the weather cools. We caught redfish and trout pretty much every spot including some surprise fish in some areas far to the north. Seems they’ve already started populating some cold weather areas. At the end of the trip, I provided Daniel with twenty pages of great literature describing the areas we covered, baits to use, tides to fishing and overall choices in tackle. Great trip and lots of informative fishing talk! Daniel’s ready to go!! Instructional trips and tours of Pensacola Bay are incredibly valuable to inshore anglers and their future angling success. Sounds like a great Christmas gift! Book now to get a spot and experience Redfish...

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