FISHING REMAINS SLOW OUT OF THE ECONFINA AND AUCILLA RIVERS!
Well folks with January already behind us the fishing out of the Econfina and Aucilla Rivers has been a little slower than normal. I’m sure the weather has had a lot to do with this; with it being in the mid 30’s one day to the upper 60’s the next. These fish just can’t get settled down! There were a few trout being caught in the rivers during the colder days in January but it has really been slow on the points and creek mouths. The trout being caught in the rivers are mostly being caught on plugs and live shrimp.
There’s also been a few red fish being caught in the rivers but not much size to them. Most of these fish have been just shy of the slot limit but they are fun to catch. In the coming months (April and May) the larger Reds should start to move through the area leaving more slot reds in the area during the summer months. Best way to catch these fish in the rivers is to fish the bottom using live shrimp. Also you’ll want to try the deeper holes in the creeks.
Best bets for the month of February would be to fish during the higher tides on the points for the trout using the sinking and suspended plugs. Also try floating live shrimp around oyster bars and creeks for trout. Fish sinking plugs and live shrimp in the rivers for both the Trout and Reds. Remember to keep a good eye on the weather and tides during this time of year. I know I keep saying this but some folks really don’t know how easy it is to get stranded this time of year. Give me a call or drop me a line on my web to check out the winter rates for mostly half day charters during this time of the year. Don’t forget to include the children in all your outdoor activities. KEEP THOSE LINES TIGHT UNTIL NEXT MONTH!!!