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Inshore:

Winter slow down? Nope, not this year! Yea thats right, here we are through the bulk of winter and have kept a solid trout bite right on through the cool temps. The past week has yielded some more solid catches of trout in the 15-19″ range using Trout Tricks, live shrimp, and Zman PaddlerZ. Target them just a little deeper in the 5-12ft range, but typically suspect creek mouths from warmer months will still produce. Instead of working the edges of the creek mouths, try slowly bumping the bottom with your baits near the deepest part of the creek mouth for best success. Sheepshead continue to provide solid action on fiddlers and live shrimp, and though there has been a lot more smaller fish than big ones, the numbers reported have approached 50+ fish numerous times the past couple weeks. Reds are still in tight schools on the shallow flats, and more the anything else anglers are saying nothing has been out-catching good ole cut mullet.

Offshore:

Yes! We have some offshore action to report this past week! A good customer of ours, Randy Cowart, slipped out in his Regulator last week and found 69degree water along the ledge and found wahoo in feeding mode. The wahoo were found in 250ft of water just off the ledge. Though wahoo were the only “meat fish” reported coming back to the hill, anglers looking for light tackle fun will find more false albacore than their forearms can withstand on live bottom areas from 60-150ft of water. Throw small silver spoons for best results on the falsies.

Scott Hammond
Manager – Haddrell’s Point
843-573-3474