May 16, 2011
If you've ever fished offshore for grouper or snapper, you undoubtedly spent lots of hours staring at the depth-finder looking for a ledge that was holding fish. Successful inshore anglers are doing the same thing, just in micro-dimensions. In this episode of Shallow Water Angler, Blair Wickstrom fishes the ledges of a spoil bar where sand drops off to grass. These ledges create cover for bait fish, as well as ambush zones for predators.
And then we head offshore and fish the largest ledge of all, the continental shelf, for offshore pelagics. And if that's not enough we head into the gulf and split the difference, from the largest of ledges and the smallest to the in-between. But it won't be for ‘tweener size fish, we'll be looking for fish the size of small cars.
On the Conservation Front: Karl Wickstrom explores the possibility of an open goliath season.
Don't miss the excitement.
Target Species: Goliath Grouper, Dolphin, Kinfish, Cobia
Sponsor: Carolina Lunker Sauce
Location: Islamorada, FL
Host/Editor: Jeff Weakley
Guide: Capt. James Chappell www.catchalottafish.com
First Mate: Jeff Pietig
Lodging: Chesapeake Resort www.chesapeake-resort.com
Sponsor: All Star Rods
Rod: Shakespeare Ugly Stik 30-80lb.
Reel: Penn 330 GTi 30-80lb
Line: Stren Super Braid Hi-Vis 30-80lb.
Bait: Speedos and Spanish Mackeral
Boat: Sea Vee 320B
Engines: Twin Mercury Verado 225hp Four Stroke
Target Species: Tarpon
Location: Ruskin, FL
Host/Editor: Blair Wickstrom
Guide: Lori Deaton, www.ladyfishcharters.com
Julie Algood, email@example.com
Lodging: The Inn at Little Harbor, www.staylittleharbor.com
Rod: All Star 7' medium-fast
Reel: Pflueger Medalist 12lb
Line: Stren Super Braid 14lb
Bait: MirrOlure MirrOdine
Boat: Coastal Bay 1910
Engine: Mercury OptiMax 200hp
Sponsor: Bennett Trim Tabs
On the Conservsation Front Sponsor: Mercury
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