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Florida Fishing Report | January 2014 Best Bets


Well folks we’re already in a New Year!! Looking back on last years fishing it was really good during the early spring then dropped off during the summer months due to all the fresh water only to be at its best during the fall and winter months. With that being said this year is sure to bring some good fishing too! The Trout have stayed out on the flats during the first part of December but will be moving in to the points as soon as this weather decides to turn and stay cold. So make sure those hooks are sharp and hit the points and around the creek mouths to get your limits of trout.

Fishing around the deeper creeks using live shrimp should produce some reds during these colder months. Also, try fishing the oyster bars in the creeks using sinking plugs like the MirrOlures or Catch 2000’s should help you to catch these fish.

The grouper fishing reports were great during the month of November as you can see from the pictures supplied from friends from Georgia that braved the waters to go. The reports we got came in from 38 feet of water with the crew catching all the law would allow.

During the coming months be sure to make sure your motors are in good running condition and the batteries are fully charged. If you were to get caught out on the waters now with the colder nights you could really be in trouble, and with the winds coming out of the north for the next couple of months you could be left stranded. Remember to drop us a line or send us a picture at www.bullredcharters.com to let us know how you did on your fishing trip or to book a charter for the coming months. And as always please make sure to include the kids in all your outdoor activities. Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!!


Florida Fishing Report | September 2013 Best Bets

Fresh Water Forces Fish Out To Deep Deep Waters!!!!!

Well folks with all the rain we’ve had lately I’d almost have to say trout fishing in the shallower waters is all but over. And the fishing news doesn’t get much better.  During the first of August there were big issues with the water quality out of the Econfina and Aucilla rivers and that could be here to stay until we can get rid of some of this fresh water. We had some weird smelling water and a lot of dead fish floating around too? It seems that there was an area about 3 to 4 miles off shore that was affected the most. The trout that have been caught have been coming from as far out as 14 to 16 feet of water. I think until we get a break with all this fresh water that’s where the fish will stay.

There have been some reports of a few reds coming from back towards the West towards St. Marks. Most have been caught fishing the creek mouths using cut bait as the live shrimp are quite scarce this time of year and hard to get.

Mullet still seem to be hanging around close in as you can see them jumping. There’s no way in the world you could even think do any spear fishing or cast netting out of the river right now since you can’t see your hand 6 inches in front of your face.

Best bets for the month of September would be to fish deep water and fish back to the East or to the West where the waters tend to stay a little clearer during this time of year. When fishing the deeper waters fish using soft plastics bouncing off the bottom or fish around 8 feet under corks. Fish the creeks mouths back to the West using cut bait if you can catch the bait. Things will pick back up just need the waters to clear up quite a bit. Remember to watch the weather when you’re out boating since these summer storms can sneak up on you. Remember to send me a photo or just drop me a line at www.bullredcharters.com and let me know how you did on your fishing trip. And as always include the kids in your outdoor activities and be safe.


Catch of the Week

Shep Willis is showing off a nice red he caught while is friend Buddy Mueller shows off a nice trout and red that was caught on a recent charter with their dads with Captain Bry of Bull Red Charters. Shep and his dad Brain Willis are from Albany GA. while Buddy and his dad Brad Mueller are from Monticello Florida.


Florida Fishing Report | June 2013 Best Bets


Well fishing friends, the waters will soon begin to warm up on the flats and therefore start to push the trout out into deeper waters seeking the cooler temperatures. There have already been reports of good limits of trout being caught in 7 to 8 feet of water between the Econfina and Aucilla Rivers. Fishing the soft plastics on bottom will usually do the trick in the deeper depths for trout and the black sea bass. Although these fish will begin migrating into the deeper waters that doesn’t mean to automatically bypass all waters in between. You may still want to stop and test the different depths just to make sure you’re not missing fish that may not have started to move out yet. At the end of May there were still a lot of fish being caught in 4 to 7 feet of water.

Reds are beginning to be seen in larger schools with reports of these being caught in the 30” to 36” ranges. Some of the larger schools are still being seen down around the beach area and back up towards Spring Warrior. These larger fish will soon be moving on though leaving the slot fish behind for the anglers to prey on. Fishing in shallow waters using the top water and suspended plugs like the rattling red fins, skitter walks, super spooks and so on will produce some of the larger slot fish early in the mornings before the sun gets overhead. Fishing the deeper holes in the creeks that are not filled with grass using live shrimp will produce the lower end of the slot reds.

Good reports of lots of mullet being seen up and down the coast line and that’s good after not seeing many during the run season. Those that like to spearfish for the mullet will love that and l’ve already heard of folks kicking into gear with the spearfishing and getting plenty. I prefer the cast net method (it seems to keep me out of the jaws of what else might be lurking out there) for my fish. But whichever method you prefer the reports are definitely good on mullet right now.

Best bets for the trout would be to start testing the deeper waters fishing on bottom using the soft plastics. For the reds use the top water plugs early morning and then fish the deeper creeks using live shrimp or cut bait as the tide rises. Don’t forget to drop me a line or contact me through my website to report on recent fishing trips or to book a charter at www.bullredcharters.com. And always remember to include the kids in your outdoor plans and BOAT SAFELY!!


Florida Fishing Report | April 2013 Best Bets

Trout Bite Is Still Going Strong!!!

As March draws to an end the trout bite remains strong out of the Econfina and Aucilla Rivers. With the rains we got the first of March I think it only helped the fishing by putting a little stain in the water which means the sun doesn’t penetrate as deep and therefore continues to keep the water temperatures cooler. Some huge trout (6 to 7 pounds) are already being caught out of the Aucilla and Econfina and even back towards Spring Warrior. These trout haven’t even begun to put the weight on yet!! By mid May these larger fish can put on up to another ¾ to 1 pound of weight. With the fish being caught now means that come fishing tournament time it could take an extremely large fish to win. Fishing the creeks using corks and live shrimp will produce limits of trout right now. Some still prefer fishing the points and creek mouths using sinking and suspended plugs.

I’ve had reports of Reds being caught by pitching to the bank during the higher tides using Berkley Gulps and even some of the suspended plugs. Some folks continue to fish the deeper creeks using the live shrimp on bottom. However, the Reds really haven’t hit their peek yet, that should happen in the coming months as they start to pass through the area in larger schools. Remember in mid to late April you should be able to really take advantage of top water fishing as the waters start to warm and these fish become more aggressive (nothing like a top of the slot RED on top water)!

Best bets for the month of April will be to continue to fish for redfish in the creek mouths and points using live shrimp under corks and also in the deeper creeks on bottom with live shrimp. For trout fish the points and creek mouths using Berkley Gulps and the suspended and sinking plugs. As the water warms up break out the top water plugs for both Trout and Reds. As always send me a photo or drop me a line at www.bullredcharters.com and check out our new spring prices. Remember as spring time hits and the weather begins to warm up make sure to include the youngsters in all your outdoor plans.

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