Big Reds on Topwater

2009-01-07 10:01:05
Tampa, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
South Tampa Bay
Woody Gore

Fished the south end of the bay using topwater lures and live bait. The redfish bite was off the wall. We slow walked the lures across sandy potholes and the reds would maul it instantly. It was an awesome bite and very exciting. Of course topwater lures are always an entertaining method of catching fish. I think it's the shear anticipation of the strike that gets your adrenaline going. After the bit slowed we move to another spot and used greenbacks under corks for some live bait action.

Later that morning we drifted some open grass flats using popping corks with plastic grub tails rigged in tandem and would often catch two trout at the same time. We had a couple in 19 to 23 inch range, one Pompano and of course several lady fish. Not good for much else but the fight a lady fish can be loads of fun on light tackle.

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Fish Species: Redfish & Trout
Bait Used: Greenbacks & Artificial
Tackle Used: Spinning
Method Used:
Water Depth: 2-6
Water Temperature: 68
Wind Direction: E/SE
Wind Speed: 10-15
Doug and Trina with a couple of Redfish
Doug and Trina with a couple of Redfish

Woody Gore

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