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Just got back from a two week fishing trip to Englewood. The wife and I figured that fishing was the best way to stay away from crowds, not that we need an excuse to fish. Anyway, we had a blast catching Redfish and small Snook. The white bait wasn't so plentiful inshore, so we went out to the Gulf and found large schools of Threadfins in about 10 ft. of water. Anchored, wife dropped chum, waited until the fish finder blacked out with bait, threw the net. One cast usually produced about 50 to 75 nice bait. The Redfish and Snook couldn't resist a big Threadfin hooked in the tail.

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 We couldn't find a Redfish in Englewood for about a year after the Red Tide. But, some how they came back. I think the lucky or smart ones went way back into the creeks or off shore to escape the Red Tide. Anyway, it was exiting to see them back in the regular holes. Where are you fishing that you can't find any Reds?

I was cruising along the grass flats (using trolling motor), just north of the Phosphate docks and slid right up on a Tarpon. I don't Tarpon fish, so can't guess at the weight, but he was about 5 ft. long. He wasn't in any big hurry to escape. I followed him for about 2 or 3 minutes.

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Hey,

I got a fort myers slam today.. Redfish, Snook and trout.. Not to mention Giant "canal tuna" all on poppers flies fishing redfish pass, to sanibel area.

I see the tarpon boats out everyday now, never seen anything hooked.. Seen a few free jumping poons.  

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On 4/3/2020 at 5:11 PM, SCFD rtrd. said:

Just got back from a two week fishing trip to Englewood. The wife and I figured that fishing was the best way to stay away from crowds, not that we need an excuse to fish. Anyway, we had a blast catching Redfish and small Snook. The white bait wasn't so plentiful inshore, so we went out to the Gulf and found large schools of Threadfins in about 10 ft. of water. Anchored, wife dropped chum, waited until the fish finder blacked out with bait, threw the net. One cast usually produced about 50 to 75 nice bait. The Redfish and Snook couldn't resist a big Threadfin hooked in the tail.

Without pics....it's only a fishtail :)

Nice...I need to get out but Choko I hear is a zoo. :(

dc

 

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Son was out last weekend, Lemon Bay Area, slammed a red, snook and trout. Not big but nice. No pics, take my word, lol. On his paddle board. Me nothing on the boat.

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Out yesterday, west wall Ch. Hbr. Many Sharks and large Jacks. Played havoc on my back. Too old for this. New target fish, small trout and rat reds, lol. Son and his wife out again on their boards. Few reds, trout and snook. Same area as last week.

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Sorry about the sideways pics, anyway the wife and I caught 6 Redfish Monday, 4 Tuesday, 1 Wednesday and 0 today. Monday's tides were a little weak and they got worse each day as did the fishing.

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19 hours ago, SCFD rtrd. said:

20200625_145116.thumb.jpg.db455b4fad91065783d1b644213fd84c.jpg It's been so hot lately.  Couldn't  do it without the  Shade Blade. Been catching lots of nice Redfish, trying to post, I'll figure it out.

How much did that shade blade run you? Looks perfect for a t topless boat when on sand bar duty or extra hot days

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About $2,200. It's the biggest they make (7 ft. wide x 11ft. long). Can be removed in about 10 minutes, folds down like an umbrella, stores in a carry bag. I put it on the boat in June and keep it there till Oct., then store it for the winter months. Not the best angle for a pic, looks better from sides or looking slightly down.

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