Recent fishing reports from the Panhandle region.
Reds on Fire
Florida Sportsman member: KayakMacGyver
Went 9 for 9 this a.m. on Bull Reds in the pass. What a BEAUTIFUL morning. We got to the pass just before the the wind kicked up (6:30 a.m.) , and it only took about 10 minutes to get the first fish on. I am a firm believer in both the early sunrise bite (also sunset), as well as the tidal bite (last 2 hours of any tide) when it comes to Redfish. Tides always take precedent, and I WILL sleep in if it looks like garbage for a sunrise. Wind died to nothing around the tide change (appx: 11:30). Took a SMOOOOOOTH power in at lunch [...]
Destin Inshore Fishing
Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Blake Nelson
We had a good day with the trout. Everything was caught on live shrimp under a popping cork in 3-5 ft of water by a creek mouth. The average fish we caught was in the 14″-15″ range…seemed like they were all 14.75″. We managed 35 keepers for the day, the biggest was 21.5″.
Another West Bay Trip
Florida Sportsman member: donald811
Went back to West bay Saturday. Thought it was gonna be too warm, the no see-ums like to eat us up. There was still fish in the deep holes though. When the water started moving in they started biting. Had a few fish close to 20 inches [...]
ICW Monster Redfish
Florida Sportsman Member: Jeepchief
I put in the other day around 12 under 79 with a livewell full of shrimp and a bunch of frozen shad about 8 in. long that I caught the day before at Lake Powell under the bridge. I caught a bunch of small reds and small trout on shrimp. I started chumming with the shad and hooked into this redfish, it was 38 inches and weighed 18 pounds. It was all messed up from either a boat or a shark or something, it was a good fish [...]