COLD SNAPS TEND TO PARALIZE THE FISH BITE!
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.