Florida Sportsman Member: ghostrider8 I see Jay putting on a paddle tail and I STRONGLY suggest that he use live bait as we had a bait well full of shrimp, pinfish and mud minnows and I figured it would increase his chances. But no, he stubbornly insists on using it and then promptly pulls this 29-inch snook out from under the mangroves on his first cast.
Florida Sportsman Member: duckmanjr I think I see a red up really shallow. I make a slow approach and notice one of those tiny shorebirds standing nearby and when it takes off, it scares the red….dang it! I toss out in the direction that the fish spooked and boom.
Florida Sportsman member: slobouf I stopped in the creek across from Pine Island to catch more bait. I got lucky and caught a nice ladyfish while netting some mullet at sunrise. We went south and found a few places that looked fishy. By 9AM, (2 hours of fishing) we had five 22 to 24 inch redfish and a nice 25 inch trout.
Florida Sportsman member: Binder We dropped the powerpole and “fired out” some baits. Within minutes we had a double hookup on a redfish and a snook. We re-baited and casted in the same spot, another red.
Florida Sportsman member: 85okhai By sunrise we were anchored up with baits all over the place, fishing was slower than anticipated. Sat there for a couple hours with one short strike to show for. About 8:00am we got the bite we were looking for, stripping nearly 500 yards of line we were able to stay tight and get the fish next to the boat.
This “current-countering” cast is ideal whether you’re casting from the opposite bank on a narrow creek, or from a stationary boat on bigger water. It helps around docks, and is useful when surf fly fishing, too, where waves or longshore current tends to sweep your fly down the beach too quickly.
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