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Florida Fishing Report | May 2014 Best Bets


Well folks the trout fishing has been excellent this past month. Even with the waters stained with all the rain we’ve been getting the trout bite has definitely turned on!! The trout have been moving around a little but once you get on them it doesn’t take long to get a limit. Fishing in the 4 to 6 feet depths seem to be producing the most fish during the incoming or outgoing water it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. Fishing under popping corks using the White Berkley Gulp with the chartreuse tail works absolutely fantastic. Tight lining on bottom seems to dig those trout up that want to stay right on the bottom.  Top water action has also picked up in the last couple of weeks with the water temperatures on the rise. The Super Spooks and Top Dog plugs have been a great choice for trout and reds lately also.

The Redfish bite seems to have also kicked it up a bit in the last week or so with a lot of them being over the 27 inch slot limit. Fishing the points and grass line areas using the Top water plugs and gold spoons seems to be doing the trick for most. Remember when fishing for Reds the further you can stay away and still throw to your target the better you will be since these Reds want to spook real easy. There have also been a couple of good schools seen in the last couple of weeks too!! If you can get in the right creek and fish with live shrimp you’ll also catch these reds.

BEST BETS FOR MAY would be to continue to fish the flats under corks in waters between the 5 to 7 feet depth ranges for the trout. Fish the grass lines and points using the top water plugs for the larger sow trout that are still in shallower waters wanting to lay their eggs. Fishing the grass line and points will also produce the reds that are still inside and fishing these areas during the higher tides will also produce fish. Don’t forget to drop me a line at www.bullredchaters.com and let me know how you did on your last trip out or if you would like to check out our new spring prices. Remember don’t forget to include the youngsters in all those outdoor activities. Let’s go fishing!!!!


Florida Fishing Report | April 2014 Best Bets


Well folks it’s March 15th and I just got off the water from a day of scouting. I must say the fishing has improved tremendously in the last couple of weeks. We probably caught over 40 trout today even with the waters as dark as they still are from all the rains we’ve been getting. Of course not all of these were keepers but we had some large trout in our limit today.  The waters seem to be clearing up a little compared to what they have been. Hopefully in the coming weeks and months the fishing will be getting even better. Fishing the points is still a hit and a miss type situation usually only managing to catch maybe one or two fish. The creek mouths seem to be the best bet as far as catching fish goes. The suspended MirrOlures and Catch 2000’s are doing extremely well.

I really don’t have much to report on the Reds right now since I haven’t been catching any and really haven’t heard of that many folks catching a lot of Reds around the Econfina or Aucilla Rivers. I know they’re around and will start to show themselves more in the coming months. The larger Reds should even start to make they’re move through this area in the next couple of months. I am looking forward to catching some Reds, it has been a while since the last one was in the boat.

Tips for the month of April would be to fish the suspended plugs moving from grassy point to point stopping to make casts as far as you possibly can so that you don’t run the fish off the points. Once you do catch a fish ease your anchor out and fish the points for more fish. If you have a trolling motor, work the deeper holes in the creeks using the sinking and or suspended plugs. Remember it should only get better in the next couple of months as these trout try to get ready to spawn around the month of May. Don’t forget to include the children in all your outdoors plans. Drop me a line or photo at www.bullcharters.com to let me know how you did on your fishing trip or contact me and ask about our Spring discount rates. BOAT SAFE!!


Florida Fishing Report | March 2014 Best Bets


Well folks it sounds like the same old song, the rains just won’t stop and give the waters time enough to clean up. With all the fresh water we’ve gotten in the past couple of months the waters out of the Econfina and Aucilla Rivers remain pretty darned stained and with that the fishing is slow. Trout are being caught to the East back towards Spring Warrior and Yates Creek and back to the West of the Aucilla towards St. Marks. There have been some trout being caught in the Aucilla Rivers and back up in the creeks in some of the deeper holes. But we really need a little break from all this rain. The Trout that have been being caught are being caught on lures like the sinking and suspended MirrOlures and Catch 2000’s.

The Red fishing has been a little on the slow side also unless your one of the lucky ones to be in the right creek at the right time. These fish would also like for the waters to clean up since the dirtier waters effect the bait that these fish are depending on for survival through the winter months. There again you can travel back to the East and or West and get into a few more Reds willing to bite. Within the coming months hopefully we will start having warmer and drier weather and with that the waters will continue to warm and the Red fishing should start to pick-up along with the Trout fishing.

The Aucilla has remained stocked with mullet all winter and folks have been taking advantage of it, some using snatch hooks to get their limits and other using cast nets to get them. Either way they have been plentiful. These fish too will be wanting to hit the flats as the waters warm in the coming months.

Best bets for the month of March would be to travel in and out of the creeks throwing sinking plugs in the deeper holes for Trout. Then use the live shrimp in these deeper holes for the Reds. As the waters warm start hitting the creek mouths, grass lines, and points with those plugs as these fish start to move back onto the flats. And as always if you want to book a charter you can contact me on my web at www.bullredchaters.com. Remember to include the children in all your outdoor activities.


Florida Fishing Report | Febuary 2014 Best Bets


Well folks with the cold weather we’ve had during the month of January the trout fishing was a little on the touch and go side to say the least during the month. You had to pick the days you could venture out and also had to give it a day or two after the cold snaps to let the shock wear off so you could catch a fish. I also heard a couple of reports of small amounts of fish being spotted that had been killed by the cold weather during the first week of January. The coming months should prove to get better and better as long as the weather holds out for us. The trout have fled into the Aucilla and Econfina rivers due the colder weather the last couple of weeks. Some will remain in the rivers but most will hit the creeks and points on the warmer days ahead.

I’ve had no real good reports on the redfish in the last several weeks around the creeks. Don’t know exactly what’s up with that unless they’ve decided to stay up in the rivers in the deeper holes. I know they are not biting in the river if they are up there. The redfish bite will also pick-up in the coming months.

As we know and have probably heard the Aucilla River has been packed to the top with mullet during December and January. They’ll probably stay until the waters warm up a little.

Best bets for the month of February would be to make sure all equipment is in good working condition and fish the creek mouths and grass lines for the trout. Try using the sinking and suspended plugs for the trout and maybe even a red or two. Make sure to dress appropriately prior to leaving the hill for a day on the water during this cold weather just in case something happens and you get stranded. Remember to drop us a line or photo to share about your latest fishing trips at www.bullredchaters.com. Don’t forget to include the children in all your outdoor activities.


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!!!!

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