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Plenty of redfish at Redfish University-September 14, 2010

Guided Mr. Chris Vail and Mr. Randy Hamilton this morning for some shallow water redfish and speckled trout. Met at the ramp at 530am and raced to some productive areas to the east. Started with topwaters and never changed baits all morning. Today, unlike yesterday, the bite was very steady and very often. We actually got more redfish than speckled trout which is highly unusual in these specific areas.  Found several redfish between 22-27″ all over the place(dropped 4-5 after hookup or near the boat(topwaters) and we produced some unbelievable surface strikes. You know how you see them wake like a torpedo and pound the living crap out of the bait? Like that. The guys also found some quality speckled trout in the same area but the real draw in this area is the redfish. Bad decision yesterday, great decision today regarding areas to fish. Doesn’t happen often but will happen nonetheless even with designated prefishing days! Most fish released but three perfect redfish made it in the cooler for the grill. 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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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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Quick topwater speckled trout trip at Redfish University-September 5, 2010

Guided Mr. Jim Stanford this morning for a very quick topwater trip. Started fishing at 545am and we were done at 900am in time for my traditional Sunday brunch at the Hilton. Lots of speckled trout and a handful of redfish were found in two very productive areas. Most of the trout were 16-22″ with some smaller ones mixed in. Also found a few oversized redfish in the shallows as well as a tarpon that just wouldn’t take a bait. All fish...

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Lots of speckled trout but no redfish at Redfish University-September 3, 2010

Had a short topwater trip this morning back in Pensacola Bay. Took off at 515am and quickly ran east to some shallow flats. Great topwater action most of the morning but the fish were only on one stretch of bank. Found some very nice quality speckled trout and did hook one over-sized(32-35″) redfish only to have the hooks pull at the boat. That’s topwaters for ya!! Switched over to Gulp! Jerkshads as the sun rose with similar consistent success. Back at the ramp at 930am and kept 5 nice trout for dinner. **Saturday and Sunday are open this weekend because of a last minute cancellation so take advantage and experience Redfish University. In any event, it will be nice to have the weekend off!! E...

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