Larger profile plugs have produced some large fish. Shallow water action for reds and snook should also be a good option now. Another great option has been working a Cotee Chubby Grub, rigged on a 3/16 ounce jig head, through potholes. All it takes is matching the right lure to the right spot… and since we already covered the spot (current + structure+ bait), now we just have to have a lure based on different combinations of those structures. If so I grew up down there with my grandparents we fish the railroad tracks from a boat for many many years and caught some of the biggest snook I’ve ever seen in my life thanks for sharing the video. Snook fishing back country/flats fishing. Luke – great video. Depending on tide, sometimes afternoons will fish better than mornings in shallow water due to warmer water. One of the most common excuses I hear on why people don’t fish very often is that they would go frequently if only they had a boat… or a nicer kayak… or anything other than simply walking along the shore or paddling to a nearby mangrove line. Snook John caught trout, bluefish, ladyfish, and jacks. From size to fighting ability to time of day to time of year, fishing isn’t an exact science. The key to fishing a school of happy redfish has been to keep the fly in front of them as long as possible. What town in Florida are you located? Mid week I fished the “Josh Wise” group. Installed a green snook light and have drawn in the baitfish, snapper and about 3 snook consistently. The mullet come in during the run and the Jack occasionally come in and corner them and feed. It’s been a little windy most of the week, but early in the week I chartered “Dave Lovell” and although we had to move around a lot we caught several small trout and a few bluefish, jack crevelle and a small cobia. Steve Gibson, owner of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing in Sarasota, with a tripletail caught and released on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf. The nearshore gulf has also been very busy with Spanish and King Mackeral, as well as False Albacore, and some larger Sharks. 2-hr minimum for the initial session. Snook in the backcountry have been most active in the morning. Coat both sides with old bay seasoning and cook for 6-8 minutes. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is also a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing exactly where you should fish ever trip, Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in your area, Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else. Redfish have been very active with the cooler water temperatures. Feeling a little frustrated we moved to some deeper water and immediately hooked up with some nice healthy trout using 1/4 oz jig heads and little John tails. A paddletail on a jighead will get the job done for anglers looking for action on the deep grass. On dock lights, we’re still using the JT clouser with great success for snook. Looking Ahead Cliff Ondercin, from Sarasota, with trout and redfish caught and released on a CAL jig with a grub while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Once the fish is cooked to a white flakey texture, remove it and cut into strips for the tacos. The Mirrodine XL plug has been a magnet for larger trout. November can be one of the best fishing months in these waters because of the natural Snook migration from the beaches back on out to the islands of Bull and Turtle bay. A portion of the intercoastal waterway between Sarasota and Venice that many claim has one of the largest populations of snook found anywhere in the state. It was one of those magical mornings we all look for. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is also a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Here’s a recent one that shows some drift fishing (towards the end): https://www.saltstrong.com/insiders/catching-quantities-of-inshore-fish-on-post-front-windy-days/, Great Snook videos. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit! Topwater plugs like the Heddon Super Spook, Super Spook Jr, and the MirrOlure Top Dog have been too much for big snook to ignore. Snook Literally, dozens of snook will cruise around the structures and feed on bait that is attracted by the lights. Joe Grassett had good action catching and releasing trout on CAL jigs with jerk worms while fishing the Bay. Also Read. Depending on tide, sometimes afternoons will fish better than mornings in shallow water due to warmer water. Fly anglers scored with Clouser flies fished on sink tip fly lines. There are an enormous amount of options for rods these days… and it can certainly be mind-blowing for many anglers and certainly cannot be answered in a short post…. ITS COMING FOR YOU! The exact cost to install your gutters depends on several factors, including whether they are seamed or seamless, the gutter material and size, and the number of stories your home has. … I highly recommend checking it out if you have not yet seen it… here’s a link: https://www.saltstrong.com/positioningcourse/module-2-positioning-strategy/moving/drifting/, I’ll make sure to do some Insider Reports showing the drift fishing technique in action. This view was captured just above Streatley-on-Thames and looks north towards the Chiltern Hills. This is where making friends gets you more fish and always ask when you scope a spot out with a light. Depending on tide, sometimes afternoons will fish better than mornings in shallow water due to warmer water. BEDROOM # 4 /combined OFFICE, 1 QUEEN size sofa bed, WFI, 28 inch LCD TV, Printer. Very good article Luke. And it’s very important to match our gear to both the type of lure/bait we’re using as well as the area we’re fishing. Larger seatrout can be found in deeper grass, but it’s more common to catch fish in the 12-16” range there. Rick Grassett recently. I used to go with my dad fishing the backbay of Fort Myers beach. All of these have been caught on live or frozen shrimp in the passes, artificial reefs, and area docks. Always great to hear from like-minded anglers from other countries. Click here to find out your #1 Snook Skunk Factor. We covered a lot of water before we found them late in the trip but it was worth the effort! All The Best,Len. Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club. Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound on DOA Lures recently. The MirrODine XL wasn’t a bad option over potholes either. The fishing has been ramping up this past week. We caught this 32” inch jack on a jig head with a large shrimp hooked thru its horn. The first is tomatoes that are green … John Harshman enjoyed an active morning fly fishing. Snook are thinning out in areas near passes and close to Gulf access. Snook Anglers willing to do some wading are often rewarded this time of year. Here’s a link to a course that we made for introducing kids to saltwater fishing in case interested: http://www.saltstrong.com/kids-fishing/, Great info here that you provided and thanks! This is an area of lush farmland. The average cost to install gutters is between $1 and $7 a linear foot, including all labor and installation material. A 1.5-mile nature trail winds through the hardwood hammock on the bay side of the park. Fly and spin anglers also had good action with trout on flies and CAL jigs with shad tails on a couple of other trips in Sarasota Bay with me. Next, line the center of your Rod Skin™ up with the main focal part of your rod blank, making sure to … Stay safe and stay healthy, this to shall pass. Dr. Stephen Wahl of Sarasota, his daughter Hannah, and their friend Carmen spent New Year’s eve morning fishing with me. I’m very pleased to see that you’re enjoying the tips and I hope to hear of some great snook catches from you when you get back down to FL this year. How To Catch More Snook In Less Time… Guaranteed! Fish the coastal gulf for false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and tripletail when conditions are good. Out on the water is a safe place to be in these crazy times. Fishing seems to have been ramping up over the past week or so. I could catch MONSTER pinfish off the end of Andremar in the boat channel off the seawall with a 202 zebco full line out each cast with a number 8 hook. I really appreciate the information and videos. The self-unloading bulk freighter John G. Munson (2) was built in 1952 as hull # 415 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Inc., Manitowoc, WI. Although snook most certainly feed during the day, they are designed for feeding at night. Capt. As stated earlier, catching snook can be done with using either artificial lures or live bait. Want to know when the best times to use shrimp are? Seatrout Larger seatrout are making their presence felt on shallow flats and potholes. BEDROOM # 3. And make sure to take note of any underwater structure or even the slightest change in elevation of the shoreline because even the smallest of features can be a great feeding zone. Most of the snook fishing takes place at night around lighted docks. Hi Luke, I know it’s an old video but I enjoy watching all of them. With bay water temperatures in the low 60’s fish are in a winter pattern, dropping into deeper water on negative low tides or following cold fronts. Not only do we guarantee that you’ll be catching more inshore slams than ever before, but we guarantee that you’ll be able to save a lot of money on tackle by the group discounts the club gets now that it is over 12,000 members. Thanks for adding the specifics. Great job! Sarasota has been Ed's home since 1956. We used chartreuse DOA cal baits with 1/4oz jig heads and live shrimp. Feeling a little frustrated we moved to some deeper water and immediately hooked up with some nice healthy trout using 1/4 oz jig heads and little John tails. However when trolled closer we found the outgoing tide made it to shallow to get to were the schooling Fish were working. After about two hours into the trip it got really windy so we moved to the lee side of an island and continued until the end of the trip. His visit coincided with a cold front, which provided some classic winter trout fishing. Greg Stepanski, from Tampa, with a false albacore caught and released on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Bouncing a Cotee chubby grub through potholes and in feeding lanes has worked well. Your tips will be put to good use. We had some visitors from Chicagoland this past week. b. Seatrout Powered by the Tampa Bay Times, tampabay.com is your home for breaking news you can trust. It was their first time catching saltwater fish such as speckled sea trout, and jack crevalle. If your lantern went out or you pulled it up, the snook would go wild trying to eat the shiners before they scattered. Shop our great selection of tees, long sleeve t-shirts & v-neck t-shirts from brands like Guy Harvey and Salt Life. I belong to a boat club, so have no access to a trolling motor. Im not too sure on the hook size since last looking at a snook setup but 20 pound test is needed. It’s also the month when migrating Kingfish can be found close to shore. And it isn’t just their comparatively low costs… kayaks and paddleboards are actually extremely effective in catching many snook given how quiet they are along with the fact that they can go anywhere. Just like most ambush-oriented species, snook prefer to hang around structure. My brother Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, fished several days with me during the past week. A soft plastic jerk bait is another great option for this style of fishing. The average serving size of the sheepshead tacos is 2-3 per person. Good job dads. So when you don’t see any signs of baitfish in an area that you’re fishing (ripples/splashes on the water, small pecks at your lure/bait, etc. How do I not get eaten by something else? Getting a later start on cooler mornings is a prudent decision this time of year. Shallow water action for reds and snook should turn on as the water cools. And of the inshore species, snook are my primary focus due to the fact that they keep me connected to my bass fishing techniques learned while growing up and they just so happen to be excellent fighters and great table fare too. Jigs rigged with larger paddletails and grub tails worked well on redfish. If you pay attention, they are not difficult to see over sand. With winter conditions we have very clear water, which usually requires long casts to avoid spooking fish. Fortunately, finding good snook feeding areas is not rocket science and doesn’t require a sixth sense…. Spent the morning in the surf with live mullet 7 to 10” using a 3/0 Circle hook tied with a loop knot on 30 ,b fluro carbon with a 1 ounce egg sinker sliding free above hook to keep bait deep and outside of the break with a heavy northern current. In potholes, we found success by bouncing soft plastics on jig heads. Also, any of the live baits mentioned above can work great too. Shallow water fishing for reds and large trout is a good option now. It was a very windy northwest wind. We had some visitors in from Chicagoland this past weekend and had a nice day out on Sunday. The bite has been very consistent over deep grass. We reel it in at a medium speed casting outside the light and bringing it through the light. If you’re looking to bend the rod, then the deep grass is the place for you. Topwater plugs like the Heddon Super Spook, Super Spook Jr, and the MirrOlure Top Dog have been too much for big snook to ignore. Clients on the let’s get em charters found success catching redfish, snook, and pompano. Would love your thoughts, please comment. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is also a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Larger EP flies have been the ticket on the flats and near mangrove points where snook have set up feeding lanes. Targeting small sand spots and the ends or edges of larger holes seem to be producing the biggest fish. It started out to be a trip for the young boys but ended up as a contest between the boys and their dads. Joe Grassett had good action catching and releasing trout on CAL jigs with jerk worms while fishing Sarasota Bay. I fish in the canals in fort Myers and I catch a lot of snook and I was trolling today and caught a 40 inch snook. I never dreamed that a dolphin would take such a big fish!! The Mirrodine XL has been an effective subsurface plug. Terry was born and raised in Bradenton, FL and has been guiding clients since 2000, fishing on Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico with live bait, artificial lures and fly fishing aboard his 22’ Bay Ranger which accommodates up to 4 anglers. FISH ON !! Snook are ambush predators that prefer to stay still and pounce on an unsuspecting prey, and current significantly helps them get more food with less effort… so they most often hang around areas that have current (kinda like how we humans get lazy at times knowing that we can simply go to a drive thru lane for food). They were better for Sharks which were chasing those monster pinfish around Sanibel bridge. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Yes, you can put the swivel at the lure end of the leader. The best way to determine what bait is best to use is simply using whatever is most prevalent in the area you’re fishing at the time. As the snook would feed, I would slowly pull the treble hook up through the light and because it reflected the light brighter than the shiners, the snook would actually bite the treble hook. Sure you can catch a snook with one but getting them to bite one of those mouthful of pins is rough. Fish the coastal gulf for false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and tripletail when conditions are good. At night on dock lights, we’re still using smaller artificial shrimp offerings and modest sized rapala slashbaits. A shop trip turned into smoked fish dip and a healthy workout for one and all. Trevor Harrison, from Rochester, NY, had a great trip catching and releasing numerous Spanish mackerel, trout and bluefish on Clouser flies while fishing Sarasota Bay with me. We should start seeing more and more snook in brackish creeks and rivers as we move towards December. Rick Grassett with a Gasparilla Sound trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a grub. One of the safest places to be these days is out on the water. Redfish and speckled trout also are encountered on these trips. A snook’s feeding pattern, of course, fluctuates throughout the year and even throughout the day in many cases…. If you can pull three or more reds out before spooking the school, then you’re doing just fine. Snook, the prime rib, filet migon of fish meat. Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook on DOA Lures in Gasparilla Sound recently. Create memories that matter through fishing, Email: fish@saltstrong.comToll-free: (855)888-6494130 W. Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880. Seatrout on the deep grass are generally not as large as sea trout that you find on the shallow flats, but it’s hard to argue with the consistent action that these fish provide. All you need to focus on when in search for snook are the 3 simple core features: And then be sure to match your gear to the area your fishing along with the type of bait/lure you plan to use and know that you can have a good chance of landing a nice snook even if you only have a short amount of free time by simply getting out on the beach either early in the morning or late in the evening with a light rod/reel and a trusted jig. If you tend to use the head and shower on your boat, then the size and quality of the marina restroom facilities will not be so important. Snook in the backcountry have been most active in the morning. Now that you have trimmed your Rod Skin™ to size, it's time to stick it to the blank. The Aquadream ADL series spoon is an excellent choice this time of year. Oh and I almost forgot the killer water moccasin that was coming towards our boat and my stepmother screaming like a girl save the children and my dad looked at her in disgust as he flipped his bait at it and it decided to run off! Rare sturgeon and a swordspine snook have even been found in the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon before. Fly fishing for snook has been consistently good. Anglers aboard the Tide Tuit have been finding some great action. John and his son Blake booked a charter with me thru CB’S Outfitters on Sunday. Tan and white Clouser deep minnows fished on a clear sink tip fly line produced Trout, Redfish and Snook which are still catch and release only until May of 2021. Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Snook are not the biggest fans of cold fronts. And since they’re in the middle of the food chain, they like structure for two reasons…. Denis Clohisy and his daughter Cecilia, from WI, and son Denny, from CA, fished a couple of days with me recently. A paddle tail on a jighead will get the job done for anglers looking for action on the deep grass. On the flats, larger snook could be found around mangrove islands, oyster bars, and relating to other structure on the flats. We fished the deep grass flats and shorelines on the outgoing low tide and caught small trout ladyfish, bluefish, jack crevalle and spanish mackerel using live shrimp and DOA cal baits with white 3/8oz jig heads. Anglers should be able to regularly target reds farther up in brackish rivers now. More and more snook are showing up in dark bottomed canals and brackish rivers and creeks. He's a full time fishing guide and outdoor writer based in Sarasota, FL. Plus, the snook would only feed on incoming tides when there was very little moon or no moon. Spin fishing anglers also caught and released a couple of small tripletail in the coastal gulf on DOA Shrimp. Anglers were still finding snook in the surf over the last week. As water temperatures continue to cool, snook will prioritize warmer water areas. Spin fishing anglers caught and released trout, blues and jacks on CAL jigs with a variety of tails and DOA Deadly Combos while fly anglers scored with a Clouser fly fished on a sink tip fly line on several trips recently. We’re still seeing the occasional juvenile tarpon, but their numbers are definitely beginning to thin out. We usually fish the lights around PGA near the bridge over the intracoastal. One of my favorites is a bladed swimjig (chaterbait) with a fluke trailer. Not only do the two species fight very similar (lots of jumps, headshakes, and aggressive runs), but they also have very similar feeding patterns. If you’re looking to bend the rod, then the deep grass is the place for you. Even though the water ranges from 12 to 25 feet in depth, many of the fish are encountered on the surface or just below. Keep your eyes on the wading birds and mullet and spend a little extra time working those areas. It looks like an absolute blast and you caught quite some nice fish. Hey Karl, thanks for making time to leave a comment. 1. The clear blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico offer sight-fishing for tarpon at its best from May through mid-July. We have hooked a few in potholes, but we’ve been hooking most of our redfish in water less than two feet deep. I recently purchased a home in Jupiter, FL on a canal with a very mild current, 120′ dock on one side and mangroves on the other with 4.5 feet at high tide and 2.5 at low tide. Jon Yenari and Kyle Ruffing, both from Sarasota, caught and released numerous snook to 30”, trout and a red on CAL shad tails while fishing that area with me. He took me out a couple of times and the pinfish are too slow to fish. Fishing has been excellent on Quiet Waters fishing charters run out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters in Sarasota, FL. Most snook are on the move to warmer water, though we’re still seeing a fair amount in and around the passes. Greg Stepanski with a false albacore caught and released on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf. After about two hours into the trip it got really windy so we moved to the lee side of an island and continued until the end of the trip. Fly anglers scored with Clouser flies fished on sink tip fly lines over deep grass flats. Back then the size was 18 inches and the limit was four. The MirrOlure Catch 2000 and Mirrodine XL have been extremely effective subsurface plugs on snook of all sizes. Important Note: Make sure you’re very familiar with the area during the day before venturing out at night and be sure to check all lights and safety equipment before going out. We’ve found them stacked up in deeper sand holes on cold mornings with low tide. Tarpon of 120 pounds or more jumped daily during the season on fly, plug and spin tackle. With cooling water temperatures, seatrout of all sizes were very active for longer periods of the day. Without this knowledge, an angler will waste tons of time fishing in spots that have very little chance of success. He owned low profile bass boat at one time and the biggest fish off the boat were Tarpon making off with our line and pinfish at San Carlos pass. A must read for all those wishing to become great snook fishermen! I took Alieda, and Sam, of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters fishing with me recently down in and around Boca Grande, Florida. On the flats, larger snook could be found around mangrove islands, oyster bars, and relating to … Chuck Cress’s Weekly Fishing Report, Capt. The Bay fishing has been consistently good with trout, bluefish, and spanish mackerel on the grass flats. 4 baits cut off 3 times by spinner sharks as I had them on for a short while and 1 scaled mullet as I didn’t allow enough time for hook set. And one of the most popular ways to target snook at night is by fishing around dock or bridge lights where snook congregate to pounce on the many baitfish and crustaceans that get attracted to the light. The best bait for sight fishing these fish was the Mirrodine XL. Grassett recently. Kelly Stilwell’s Weekly Fishing Report, Capt. I absolutely love taking traditional bass lures out after snook, reds, and trout, so will be sure to get a chaterbait out on the flats soon. The fact that they have large eyes that sit way up on their heads with that very distinguished lateral line along its body that can sense movement in the water makes them tremendous predators at night. Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout in Sarasota Bay on flies and DOA Lures recently. The construction was a result of a contract awarded to Manitowoc Shipbuilding by Irvin L. Clymer, president of Bradley Transportation Line in 1950. Steve Gibson, of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing, also fished the coastal gulf with me and had good action with tripletail landing 2 out of 3 on flies. Brandon Naeve’s Weekly Fishing Report. Fish the coastal gulf for tripletail when conditions are good. I do not offer an in-person fishing class because I’ve found that the online course platform is the most effective overall because it allows everyone to go through the modules as their own convenience with the ability to ask questions any time they please. Thanks for making time to leave a comment… Fish On! Early in the week I fished the “Darrell Williams” group. A shark I caught there as well, acting like a rock. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit! The light attracted shiners which swam around the light in a circle. Based on this, I used a 1/4 inch treble hook which I lowered about 10 feet below the water. Snook We had multiple large sea trout roll on our plug on a recent charter. Due to the current situation with the pandemic, it was a smaller group this year but the fishing was good as usual! Aquadream spoons should provide good action for redfish and snook in shallow water. But it adds risk of the fish seeing that it’s not real food so it may very well decrease the amount of strikes you’ll get. Online Dictionaries: Definition of Options|Tips Options|Tips It’s also wise to shorten up to a shorter soft plastic on cold mornings. Size/Color 12 Olive 12 Orange 12 Pink 12 Tan 14 Olive 14 Orange 14 Pink 14 Tan 16 Olive 16 Orange 16 Pink 16 Tan 18 Olive 18 Orange 18 Pink 18 Tan 20 Olive 20 Tan $0.71 If you’re looking to target larger seatrout, the back country is not a bad option. They had a fun day catching their first saltwater fish. Fishing for seatrout has been steady on both fly and light tackle. Rick Grassett recently. Learn how to cast under mangroves and docks and how wind and current affect different fishing situations. He's an Orvis Endorsed Guide and currently runs a 2400 Ranger Bay boat which accommodates five. They have been far more active in the afternoons and early in the evening on dock lights. Having the sun up for a couple hours before you get on the water can make a huge difference. Such fishes love to hang around bridge and pier pilings, or any kind of snag. Before you come back, I’d recommend signing up for our private Inshore Slammer course because it is an organized listed on our best tips and strategies for consistently catching snook, redfish, and trout… more details will always be available on our Members page for whenever you’re about to come back down: http://v2.saltstrong.com/members. Because of the approaching cold front it was one of those tough mornings when the fish didn’t turn on till until the beginning of the tide towards the end. Seatrout This will give you an opportunity to deal with fishing situations from the deck of a boat or by wading. Be safe and stay healthy. Do you recommend chumming or adding bait balls to draw more fish in? You are basically getting a free rod with a excellent spinning real. Flats & dock light fishing have been steady on Quiet Waters trips run out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key. Most fish are modest size, but you will find the occasional seatrout over 20” this way. 1. Floating minnow flies have caught some excellent snook. With that info in mind we chose to fish using only artificial bait only. Also, it’s nice to be able to go back over any needed sections whenever needed (even while out on the water via a smart phone). Key West Atrium From dining on the deck of a 60-foot sailboat to watching stingrays and fish swim, the … Been meaning to ask you for quite a while a number 6.. Mornings with low tide size bed + 1 Child to effectively fish when conditions are right Gulps... 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