The negative low tides associated with last weeks moon phase accompanied by the relentless north wind made perfect conditions for sight fishing redfish, if you know where to look on that tide and wind. My skiff (the Munequita) is a 16 ft action craft and perfect for one or two anglers, and my lone client wanted redfish on artificial. He had read articles and some of my stories of stalking redfish in the skinny water and was intrigued. We met at the dock and first hit one of the nearby creeks and made quick work of 2/3’s of the slam with a small snook and a solid trout. as the tide depleted itself from my favorite flat the timing was perfect, As the tide began to rise the mullet were happily jumping on the edge of the flat. I pushed brad into position and we quickly found a target, it takes a few casts to become familiar with the equipment and the cast sailed. I saw a dark clump of grass and had him take a few practice shots to improve accuracy, then we found another target, The cast was sent, angler swam the bait perfectly and a hook up 15 feet in front of the boat! We had a slam and a sight casted redfish. We noticed on particular spot the mullet were jumping and there was a shimmer on the water alerting the presence of a lot of mullet. We poled in close, set the power pole and waded to the fish. The redfish were mixed in with the mullet and Brad and I caught 8 each in the 22 to 27 inch range. Another Great day with Tampa Fishing Charters! To experience a trip like this contact me now to book the best tide available, things you will need for this trip, a good hat, high quality polarized sunglasses like Smith optics, don’t have any, I may have an extra pair feel free to ask.
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