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Living on the Ledge

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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.


SEGMENT #1


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



TACKLE BOX


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 SPEC


Sponsor: Mercury


Boat: Sea Vee 320B


Engines: Twin Mercury Verado 225hp Four Stroke


SEGMENT #2


Target Species: Tarpon


Sponsor: Bagley


Location: Ruskin, FL


Host/Editor: Blair Wickstrom


Guide: Lori Deaton, www.ladyfishcharters.com


Julie Algood, jalgood1@tampabay.rr.com


Lodging: The Inn at Little Harbor, www.staylittleharbor.com



TACKLE BOX


Sponsor: Pflueger


Rod: All Star 7' medium-fast


Reel: Pflueger Medalist 12lb


Line: Stren Super Braid 14lb


Bait: MirrOlure MirrOdine



BOAT SPEC


Sponsor: Mercury


Boat: Coastal Bay 1910


Engine: Mercury OptiMax 200hp




SEGMENT #3


Sponsor: Bennett Trim Tabs


On the Conservsation Front Sponsor: Mercury

2007 FSTV SPONSORS





MERCURY MARINE - www.mercurymarine.com



PFLUEGER FISHING TACKLE - www.pfluegerfishing.com



BERKLEY - www.berkley-fishing.com



CRAIG CAT - www.craigcat.com



ALL STAR GRAPHITE RODS - www.allstarrods.com







Old BaySide - www.oldbayside.com



MirrOlure - www.mirrolure.com



Bagley Bait Company - www.bagleybait.com



Hook & Tackle Outfitters - www.hookandtackle.com



Rapala - www.rapala.com



Carolina Lunker Sauce - www.lunkersauce.com



Flambeau Outdoors - www.flambeauoutdoors.com



Bennett Trim Tabs - www.bennetttrimtabs.com




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