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FISHING REMAINS SLOW OUT OF THE ECONFINA AND AUCILLA RIVERS! February

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!!!

 

TROUT FISHING IS EXCELLENT IN SHALLOW WATERS!

Well folks we have made it through another year and looking back the fishing was excellent this past year. The first of last year brought us plenty of rain and along with that came the darker waters all the way until May and June but the fishing remained good. The fish seemed to stay on the flats a lot longer last year and I suppose it had to do with those darker waters and water temperatures not heating up as quickly as normal. During the month of December the trout bite has been pretty darn good in the shallower water along the point and creek mouths. The trout have been hitting the suspended plugs like crazy on the point and creek mouths when you get on them.

The redfish seem to be a little scattered but when you find them they too are hitting those same suspended plugs. They also seem to be hanging on the points and deeper creeks.

During the month of January I would suggest continuing to fish the points and creek mouths for trout using suspended and sinking plugs. Fish the deeper holes and creeks using sinking plugs for the redfish and also don’t forget to try the live shrimp in those deeper holes for the reds. And if the temperatures drop far enough remember to try the river on your way out since those fish will stack up in there if it gets cold enough. Also please remember this is the time of year to take plenty of warm clothing with you and make sure to watch the tides since they can leave you stranded in a minute out of the rivers especially if you get any wind. Remember to make sure to include the children in all your outdoor activities. Don’t forget to contact us at www.bullredcharters.com about recent trips, book a charter, or check out our winter time special pricing. SAFE BOATING and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

TROUT FISHING IS EXCELLENT IN SHALLOW WATERS!

Well folks we have made it through another year and looking back the fishing was excellent this past year. The first of last year brought us plenty of rain and along with that came the darker waters all the way until May and June but the fishing remained good. The fish seemed to stay on flats a lot last year and I suppose it had to do with those darker waters and water temperatures not heating up and quickly as normal. During the month of December the trout bite has been pretty darn good in the shallower water along the point and creek mouths. The trout have been hitting the suspended plugs like crazy on the point and creek mouths when you get on them.

The redfish seem to be a little scattered but when you find them they too are hitting those same suspended plugs. They also seem to be hanging on the points and deeper creeks.

During the month of January I would suggest continuing to fish the points and creek mouths for trout using suspended and sinking plugs. Fish the deeper holes and creeks using sinking plugs for redfish and also don't forget to try the live shrimp in those deeper holes for the reds.  If the temperatures drop far enough remember to try the river on your way out since those fish will stack up in there if it gets cold enough. Also please remember this is the time of year to take plenty of warm clothing with you and make sure to watch the tides since they can leave you stranded in a minute out of the rivers especially if you get any wind. Remember to make sure to include the children in all your outdoor activities. Don't forget to contact us at www.bullredcharters.com about recent trips, book a charter, or check out our winter time special pricing. SAFE BOATING and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

September Best Bets

Trout Bite Remains On The Slower Side Due To Warmer Waters!

Well folks with the water staying on the warm side the Trout fishing remains slow. Although there are limits of Trout being caught you have to be in the right place at the right time to catch these fish. One thing I’ve noticed this summer out of the Econfina and Aucilla Rivers is the grass situation! The other day I scouted back towards Spring Warrior while out on a charter and on the way back I noticed that there was just about NO grass on bottom until I got back to the Aucilla side of the Econfina River. I guess with all the dark and fresh water we’ve had earlier in the year it has killed the sea grass off for this year. But on the other hand the darker water has kept the water temperatures cooler and therefore kept the Trout in shallow waters longer than normal this year. Limits of fish are still being caught in the 4.5 to 6 feet of water ranges while others have been catching limits as far out as 11 to 12 feet of water. The deeper waters are where you would expect the fish to be during this time of year since those waters are cooler on bottom.

The Red fishing has also slowed down but fishing early mornings using the top water plugs will usually produce a good mess of these tasty fish. Fishing the creek mouths using cut bait can also produce Reds if you can keep the Catfish beat off your bait! Also don’t run past those oyster bars that are off the grass line without casting in on them, sometimes the Reds seem to hang out there since there are so many folks fishing in close these days.

The mullet have seem to be scattered back out the last couple of weeks compared to the way they were the end of July and first of August. There were so many mullet it didn’t take anytime to get your limit with the cast net once you found where they were. I always preach not to leave the ramp without your cast net and you would know that’s just what I did, and when we got out on the water the mullet were everywhere. So from now on my net stays in the boat!

Best bets for the month of September will be to continue to fish the deeper waters 10 to 12 feet  for the Trout. Also for those folks fishing in shallower waters when you make your drifts and catch a couple of fish run back and make that same drift again. Sometimes it’s just a matter of making several drifts over the same area to get your limit. Fish early morning hours before the sun gets overhead for the Reds using top water plugs and also try the outer bars using the plugs and gold spoons. Remember scallop season will close this month. Don’t forget to contact me at www.bullredcharters.com to book a charter or just share a little fishing info. Don’t forget to include the children in all your outdoor activities and BOAT SAFE!

 

July Best Bets: WATERS CONTINUE TO WARM!

Well folks with the first half of 2014 is over and the water temperatures continue to increase. The trout bite is also continuing to slow! With all the dark water we’ve seen on the Northern end I’ve also noticed that the grass beds were very late getting started this year. Therefore there will be no scalloping out of the Econfina or Aucilla rivers this year unless you go back towards the St. Marks Lighthouse. I suppose with the sunlight not being able to penetrate the waters due to it being so dark that had a lot to do with it. However it does seem to hold the water temperatures down a little more during the spring months and therefore held the trout in the shallower waters longer than normal. But all good things must come to an end and the shallow water trout fishing is probably going to be one of those things. And with that being said there are still a few trout being caught in the 5 to 7 feet of water. But you will definitely have to start moving on out into the 8 to 10 feet of water as these fish are not going to stay in close much longer.

The Red fishing has also been extremely good through the spring, but that too has started to slow down. There are still Reds scattered around but with all the weekend boat traffic it’s better to hit these fish during the middle of the week when you have the waters all to yourself. The Reds are still being caught on some of the grass lines, outer bars, along the mouths of the creeks, and also in the deeper holes in the creeks. Fishing the creek mouths and deeper holes in the creeks using live shrimp has always worked well during this time of the year. Fishing the grass line and creek mouths with the Gold Spoons or Top water plugs will also produce fish at the right times of the tides.

The mullet seem to be quite plentiful right now also!! Working the glass lines and edges with the cast net can provide enough fish for a good supper. These fish are not schooled up but there are enough around that a good number can be caught. Working the edges of the grass lines and points just as the tide starts on its way out should produce fish.

Best bets for July is to move to the deeper waters fishing on bottom for the trout, Fish the grass lines and points during the higher tides for the Reds. And always remember to drop me a line or photo about your last fishing trip at www.bullredcharters.com and don’t forget to include the children in all your outdoor plans and activities. REMEMEBER TO BOAT SAFELY AROUND THE SCALLOPERS!

 
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