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Recent fishing reports from the East Central region.

 

 

Sebastian Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: beachside321

 

 

Launched at Wabasso at 6:45 and had a short ride to the first spot. After some prospecting we found some bait that was getting busted. Picked up a decent red that I watched make a wake from 20 feet away to crash my bone super spook.

 

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Sebastian Monster

 

Florida Sportsman member: jmsnookman

 

 

My drag was screaming and the battle was on. The fish peeled off close to 100 yards of line before Ronnie started the big motor and took chase in the boat. As the battle wore on, I kept thinking my 20 pound fluorocarbon leader would give way. Ronnie’s excellent boat maneuvering was key in keeping the fish from getting into a narrow side canal and I was lucky to stop several runs just shy of the shoreline.

 

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Pompano and Friends

 

Florida Sportsman member: Larrypompanoman

 

 

I haven’t posted in a while because I haven’t had a lot of fishing time. I have had seminars and charters but today I had great success in New Smyrna and caught BIG fish, pompano, whiting and redfish.

 

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Mosquito Reds

 

Florida Sportsman member: beachside321

 

 

By 6:55am we found a big group of tailing fish. Made the most of them until they settled down by about 8am and we had to work for them. Conditions were still great for sight fishing until about 11:30am when the wind picked up and cloud cover moved in.

 

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Skinny Water Sight Fishing

 

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

 

 

The water is crystal clear in most spots I went to and I got to watch every one of em clobber the lure. No heroes but it’s awesome to see them eat whether they are 3 pounds or 30 pounds.

 

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Mosquito Report

 

Florida Sportsman member: C Dog

 

 

Not a bad day in the north goon. Water has cleared up a good bit. Sight fishing is at least feasible but still difficult. Didn’t catch any sight fishing, but caught four reds and finished the day with a surprise black drum. All were caught on cut mullet.

 

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East Central Inshore

 

Florida Sportsman member: jmsnookman

 

 

I called my buddy Ronnie to hit the inlet for some catch and release snook action. Had the pleasure of hopping on Ronnie’s Skeeter with his buddy Sergio. We landed six nice snook with the three best fish measuring 36 to 38.5 inches and called it a night early.

 

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Indian River Lagoon Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: RealSeabee

 

 

Water is dirty but the reds are hanging in the places they should be, for the most part. I found most production came from bait, upwind of the spoil islands. On calmer days it seems that jigging worked good on the hidden side of the same islands.

 

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East Central Reds

 

Florida Sportsman member: C Dog

 

 

The kids decided to stay home, which I didn’t blame them. They’ve spent many of weekends fishing and not catching. So it was just me and the wife. Saturday was probably one of the best days of fishing I’ve ever had, catching four bull reds.

 

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Sebastian Chaos

 

Florida Sportsman member: surfer23mg

 

 

From the bridge to the tip of the jetty I have never seen tarpon exploding like they were. 130 plus pound fish completely skyrocketing out of the water as far as you could see.

 

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Mosquito Lagoon Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: Capt Michael Savedow

 

 

Trevor wanted to treat his girlfriend to a fishing trip for her birthday, so we went redfish hunting on the flats, started off with a bang, with bites first thing, turned slow in the second half, but we still had a great time.

 

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Sebastian Fun

 

Florida Sportsman member: Kim Chi

 

 

My nine year old son caught the fishing bug over the summer and wants to fish every chance he can, so we have been hitting the inlet a lot lately. We have mostly been catching jacks, reds and snook on pins, pigs, croakers and mullet on all different stages of the tide.

 

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Windy Week

 

Florida Sportsman member: Final Point

 

 

That being said we still caught plenty of fish, especially back in wind protected areas. Baits of choice this week were live finger mullet pinned to a 3/8oz jig head and various hard twitch baits.

 

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Figuring It Out

 

Florida Sportsman member: EddyRodriguezU

 

 

Normally I’m looking for oyster bars, changes in the tide, grass flats, and deep sand pockets. Since majority of those are not evident in this area I just started looking for bait and fish the surrounding areas. Needless to say today was a completely different story. Within an hour or so I had four nice trout in the boat and a 24 inch red.

 

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Tarpon from the Paddleboard

 

Florida Sportsman member: SaltyRoots

 

 

With an enormous thunderstorm looming in the distance we knew we wouldn’t have much time to fish. Within three minutes I was hooked up to nice little tarpon. Landed the fish about 10-15 minutes later and safely released it.

 

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Cocoa Beach Tarpon

 

Florida Sportsman member: 186 KEYWEST

 

 

Forum member 186 KEYWEST and friends got into the tarpon off of Cocoa Beach. Within 15 minutes of getting bait, they were hooked up!

 

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Mosquito Lagoon Reds and More

 

Florida Sportsman member: Capt Michael Savedow

 

 

Fall is a great time for locals to fish the Lagoon, tourist season is over so many less guide trips on the water most days, locals who hunt are focusing on the fall hunting season, not out fishing, so much less boat traffic on the flats which is very welcome change from summer.

 

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Red Hot in the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: marcogrey

 

 

Got an early start this morning for the Lagoon, weather was great and reds were out. Between two boats we managed 10 reds in the range of 22 to 50 inches. The rookie in the group ended up with 4 including the beastly 50 inch monster on a shallow flat.

 

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Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

 

 

Went out a couple nights this full moon on the hunt for bulls on the flats, overall, it was pretty slow both nights. I did however manage to land my personal best red at 50.25 inches with a relaxed tail on the first night.

 

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Catching in the Backwater

 

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

 

 

Hit it a couple days ago looking for the snook, they were nowhere to be found but these reds were happy to oblige on the same shorelines. I’ve only caught under slot reds back here so it was quite a surprise to put a 29″ and 26″ on deck in two back to back casts.

 

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Indian River Bulls

 

Florida Sportsman member: RealSeabee

 

 

Forum member RealSeabee recently got into some bull redfish in the northeast Indian River. These fish can be found in small schools along the shorelines.

 

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Surf Surprise

 

Florida Sportsman member: CFLnative

 

 

Decided to put lines back in 30 min before we were going to leave and this gal shows up. About pulled my rig into the surf. Not sure what it ate, either a clam strip (not likely), bare hook or a small croaker that was already hooked.

 

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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing

 

Florida Sportsman member: Capt Michael Savedow

 

 

Summer has arrived to Mosquito Lagoon and the Edgewater backcountry, loads of mullet schools, summer water temps mean early morning surface activity. Live mullet and pigfish, topwater lures early morning, weedless rigged jerk baits and soft plastics, cut mullet and ladyfish are all good summer pattern baits and lures.

 

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Sebastian Slam

 

Florida Sportsman member: duckmanJR

 

 

I decide to keep at it and miss a strike and as i’m trying to decide if I want to quit I see a nice fish up ahead. I move down on it and make a toss, but the wind takes it long and I cup the spool to stop it short by about a foot…but the fish turns and inhales it!

 

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Spring Time Variety

 

Florida Sportsman member: Capt Michael Savedow

 

 

Fishing from New Smyrna to Edgewater to Oak Hill and south into the lagoon, clients catching everything from Redfish and Seatrout, Black Drum and Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Sharks, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and more. Backcountry mixed bag trips have been great, 10 or more species on most trips, keeping it interesting waiting to see what type of fish will surface next.

 

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East Central Inshore

 

Florida Sportsman member: jmsnookman

 

 

It was a little tight with four anglers on the boat, but the fish were chewing hard at all three spots we hit this morning. Between breakoffs and missed hook sets we lost as many as we landed; and we landed twelve trout (mostly overslot), two slot reds, snook, and missed a tarpon that would have completed a grand slam.

 

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East Central Inshore

 

Florida Sportsman member: Reel Teal

 

 

I re-rigged another mullet and put it in the same spot and a couple minutes later got hammered again and this time stuck the hook in em. After about a 5 minute fight landed a 29 inch red. It had a fat belly full of those mullet I assume.

 

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Catching in the Indian River

 

Florida Sportsman member: tron1.8

 

 

Me and my wife headed out early and had a great time getting into some fish. She got her first tarpon and some large jacks. One jack had two large jigs down his throat. We were able to bring home some sheephead and one nice mangrove snapper as well.

 

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Night Time Sebastian Bite

 

Florida Sportsman member: Salty Roots

 

 

The night time tide changes have been our bread and butter. The snook have been hitting bucktails, the reds were hitting cut pogies when we could get them, live croakers when we could get them, and for two nights they were smacking crabs on the top.

 

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North Brevard Wading

 

Florida Sportsman member: IRJ

 

 

Forum member IRJ caught some nice fish wade fishing in North Brevard. Fishing soft-plastic paddle tails were the key to success.

 

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Catching in the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: Capt Michael Savedow

 

 

The shallow water coming up a few degrees can have some fish leave the school to look for food on their own, fishing some areas with soft muddy bottom, can have loose groups of reds and trout in dished out type spots of a couple feet deep.

 

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Windy Day on the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: flightcontroller

 

 

A good day on the goon even with the winds. We managed to drift up on several single/double over slot reds but the planets aligned only for this one 29 inch fatty. If we had been a bit more on our game, we could have boated a half dozen of these.

 

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Cocoa Beach Inshore

 

Florida Sportsman member: fishin4amission

 

 

Been busy enjoying our local waters trying to find some willing fish. Some days have been great letting us get some inshore slams. Others we are lucky to just catch a couple fish. Most fish have come on slowly presented paddle tails and doa shrimp.

 

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NIRL Drum Bite

 

Florida Sportsman member: RealSeabee

 

 

It’s a pretty good size piece of real estate to try and cover but I did manage to get three BIG red’s to eat, but none willing to get all the way inside the boat, two alongside and one about 10 feet away. They were all OVER Slot and would’a been released anyway but I’d rather have done the “releasing”.

 

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A Friend’s First

 

Florida Sportsman member: duckmanJR

 

 

With us having a grueling duck hunt schedule we finally had an off day on Monday while one buddy drove another to the airport and we slept in. We woke at 9 and the weather looked OK, so we splashed the skiff. Wind was brutal at 14 out of the northeast but it didn’t take too long.

 

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Wintertime Tarpon

 

Florida Sportsman member: redfish27

 

 

So my 14 year old son invites me out yesterday on his “new” skiff and says he knows where some tarpon are. I take him up on the invite, no doubt he knows his stuff. Seems like just yesterday I was showing him the tricks of fishing and boat handling, now he is taking Dad out and putting me on fish.

 

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Warm Winter in the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: Capt Michael Savedow

 

 

New clients Laszlo and Brittany from Connecticut had a great, first flats fishing experience out with me, good sight fishing conditions helped them catch 5 Redfish with most overslot fish up to 29 inches and upper slot fish, being good catch and release anglers all fish were sent off swimming.

 

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East Central Inshore

 

Florida Sportsman member: Cavanaugh68

 

 

The spotted seatrout are thick along the drop offs and ledges. However the big boys, the gators, are back in deep thick backcountry waters. Searching the white holes or sand spots and always keeping in mind your posture, bait movement and signs of their presence.

 

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Early Winter on the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: Capt Michael Savedow

 

 

The colder water has redfish starting to school on the flats with winter sight fishing patterns as water gets much clearer and the temperature drops. Sea trout are also a winter target species on the lagoon waters, the larger Trout frequent the flats along with Redfish, while most school size Trout are caught along the drop offs edges of holes and sloughs in the backcountry.

 

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Nearshore Mayhem

 

Florida Sportsman member: SaltyRoots

 

 

We went out of the Port in search of triple tail, flounder, redfish, and kings. Both times got blanked on the triple tail and flounder but that was because all of our time was spent reeling in kingfish and redfish!

 

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Braving the Conditions

 

Florida Sportsman member: Keystroke

 

 

We were the only boat in Sebastian Inlet for 2 hours. The fish were fattening up for winter on the incoming tide. As the tide started to swing to outgoing we got out of there. Sebastian Inlet can be a deadly place if not respected.

 

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East Central Slams

 

Florida Sportsman member: duckmanJR

 

 

I really didn’t keep count on how many I was catching, but it was close to “palooza” status. We ran south to a new spot and it didn’t take long till I had another trout, then a snook and then Frank hooks up his first snook ever.

 

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Fun in the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: Capt Michael Savedow

 

 

The water is still fairly high on the north lagoon so fished mostly shorelines and points that the north wind would allow. Mainly finger mullet baits as I fish with clients to give them the best chance for maximum bites, our second red did not take long at that first spot as daughter Calle hooked up with this 25″ extra spot fish.

 

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Banana River Red

 

Florida Sportsman member: Panfishangler1

 

 

My friend and I pulled the lines in, anchors up and began to let the fish lead the way. I was using 10 pound mono with a 25 pound test leader. If my drag wasn’t set right, there was no guess that I would have lost the fish.

 

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Messin’ with the Macks

 

Florida Sportsman member: Farout

 

 

We ended up with 30 Spanish, threw back countless bluefish and jacks and another 10 or so small mackerel. A huge shark came up and grabbed a small spanish we had just hooked, it came out of the water and performed an awesome acrobatic display for us and promptly snapped the line.

 

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Bulls off the Beach

 

Florida Sportsman member: triplehelix

 

 

Joined the fleet atop a redfish frenzy. They were feasting on pogy pods, so we matched the hatch with some live ones on the bottom. In half an hour we released four reds in the 15 to 20 pound range.

 

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Sebastian Inlet on Fire

 

Florida Sportsman member: Final Point

 

 

What an incredible fishery we have here in Sebastian. The last week has been full of some serious fish. The smallest snook to come in the boat was 30 inches, the smallest red was also 30 inches.

 

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East Central Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: SaltyRoots

 

 

Been hitting up the inlet for the late night outgoing tides with the old man. We’ve been pretty successful drifting through with live bait bouncing the bottom. Mullet, pins, pigs, croakers it didn’t matter, if you were bouncing bottom you were hooking up.

 

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Putting the In-Laws on the Fish

 

Florida Sportsman member: RealSeabee

 

 

Top Water (Skitter and Sebile Slim Sticks) and Cut Mullet are the baits. We’ve been doing much better this go around. Don has caught 18 reds to this point and we will be out again today.

 

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New Family Record

 

Florida Sportsman member: RealSeabee

 

 

The old family record red fish WAS 44 1/2 inches which my wife held. Well, today she done went and broke our family record, new record is 50 3/8 inches!

 

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Redfish Riot

 

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

 

 

I also pitched them the monster 7 inch Fender Walker topwater plug. These reds lost their minds when they saw that plug, I had one red of at least 45 inches come completely out of the water about a foot above the surface trying to dismantle my plug. It was epic action to say the least.

 

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East Central Snookin’

 

Florida Sportsman member: Keystroke

 

 

There are some big fish out in the ocean along the beaches, feeding on all that little bait moving along the coast. The trick is to fool them into eating in that clear ocean water. Can’t wait till all the big girls find their way up through the inlet and visit us this fall.

 

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Early Morning Trout and Reds

 

Florida Sportsman member: B. Graves

 

 

I had some fun with the trout for a while then made my way to the spot I had been fishing the last few times out and the reds weren’t there. So I started trolling around looking for some and came across a school of 30 to 40 over slot reds.

 

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Indian River Reds

 

Florida Sportsman member: B. Graves

 

 

Took about an hour to find some redfish. Caught a couple decent trout on topwater while looking for reds. Finally started seeing tails so I anchored up and threw some top water, soft plastics and a spoon, nothing. So I turned to cut up pinfish.

 

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East Central Tailers

 

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

 

 

We made the paddle out to the spot and we were greeted by 100 plus over slot reds happily tailing away in the grass, finning out, backs breaking the surface, the whole 9. We managed to scoop up 5 until the wind switched out of the east briskly and they all made their exit off to the deep end.

 

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Bulls Before the Storm

 

Florida Sportsman member: RiverRat321

 

 

Within ten minutes of that mullet surfacing the water there was the blow upp! I grabbed the bell and set a perfect hook set and enjoyed the ride! She put up a nice and long fight for her size at 36 inches, I got her in and unhooked her. Of course we released her just in time to head in before the storm.

 

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Backwater Tarpon in the Rain

 

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

 

 

40 hookups between us give or take, the vast majority of them shook off after a fine display of acrobatics. We got a few decent ones to the boat though, including a nice one Steven caught on fly.

 

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Sebastian Slob Snook

 

Florida Sportsman member: MelbourneMark

 

 

A little defeated we headed to one of our shorelines to soak some shrimp, hoping to catch some trout or reds. We were using light tackle with 25 pound leader. This was my wife’s first snook over 40 inches, and she did a wonderful job of handling her around the boat. The fish ran what seemed like 100 yards before slowing down. I finally got her in the net, but she would not fit completely.

 

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Setting Personal Records

 

Florida Sportsman member: SlamPiece

 

 

School of 30 or so breeder reds tailing in the flats, carefully casted with the jerkbait and twitched it twice. Thought I spooked the school (as a huge wake was formed near my lure) but turns out two or three reds were racing to get to the lure first. Hooked up and after a nice fight on my lightest outfit I landed a 44 inch red!

 

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East Central Reds

 

Florida Sportsman member: FLChance92

 

 

I spent a ton of time up in north Brevard and some schools in the Banana this past week. I haven’t fished up there much in a while and figured I would go chase some schools of Redfish I used to fish for as a kid.

 

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Tarpon off the Beach

 

Florida Sportsman member: Secretweapon321

 

 

Forum member Secretweapon321 got into the tarpon recently. Jumping one fish and landing one after an hour and a half battle! Nice work.

 

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Solo Mission in the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: FowlMouth824

 

 

After a couple hundred yards on the pole I spotted a small school of slot reds. They were milling about, completely unaware of my approach. I tossed out the ole trusty CAL on an 1/4oz head, one fish spotted the “prey”, broke ranks and pounced.

 

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East Central Gators

 

Florida Sportsman member: FowlMouth824

 

 

There was no shortage of bait or game fish, we saw hundreds of black drum all morning long. We could hear them drumming through the water. Though we never could convince one to eat. We threw D.O.A. shrimp, cals and an assortment of flies. They were just completely disinterested.

 

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Snookin’ Success

 

Florida Sportsman member: Postal

 

 

This girl blasted my bait and screamed off line the fight is on. She headed for the dock pilings and the mangroves. After a fun battle and yelling ” no! ” a 100 times with every dart she took for the dock, I landed the old girl.

 

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East Central Reds and Trout

 

Florida Sportsman member: Montana1

 

 

I think we only caught two fish that were under slot, and one that was just over. None of the fish were tailing, and 90 percent of them were caught while blind casting, and just like always they were all caught on artificials, and released to fight again.

 

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Big Mosquito Lagoon Snaggle Tooth

 

Florida Sportsman member: tron1.8

 

 

My friend invited me out Sunday for a short trip. Caught a couple of small trout and reds, nothing major but it was nice to get out. Then this one took my DOA glow shrimp with my 6 pound line. Ended up being 30 inches long, one of the biggest I have caught in a long time!

 

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Saturday Sheepsheading

 

Florida Sportsman member: DeHeaven

 

 

We ran to our first spot and within a few hours had boated five keepers. Kris had the winner with a seven pounder! We ran out of fiddlers and the weather started to improve so we decided to go to port to get some food and more bait and try fishing at the mouth to see about a mix bag.

 

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Gator at Daybreak

 

Florida Sportsman member: dtm

 

 

As soon as it got daybreak I was ready to fish. About 5 casts and then wham! Fish on and a good one, it came up shaking its head trying to spit the hook then surged for the trolling motor under the boat ,buried in the mud and then game over. right into the one arm landing net. This thing is a hog first fish of the day and wow. By this time another boat showed an was working the same area but keeping his distance. I kept on a fishing and wammo another hog at 25 inches and released it.

 

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East Central Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: KLUELESS II

 

 

Not having a push pole we drifted the flat until we started seeing tailing reds (BONUS!).The wind dropped and the rain started but it seemed to really get the fish fired up. Although I struck first blood with a small rat red that I will not post pictures of, captain Adam was the top hook with a just short slot red and two slob trout!

 

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Big Trout in The Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: dtm

 

 

Hit a few deep spots hoping the trout would be hunkered down waiting for the flats to warm up, we threw gulps and worked them slowly in their face and they couldn’t let the easy meal go by.

 

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Redzilla In The Inlet

 

Florida Sportsman member: SaltyRoots

 

 

Got a solid hook set and 25 to 30 minutes later, redzilla was boat side. It bottomed out our 40 pound boga grip scale with ease. We guess it to be 45 plus pounds and it was a hell of a way to start off the new year.

 

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Sebastian Inlet Holding Big Fish

 

Florida Sportsman member: SaltyRoots

 

 

Occasional weeds fouled plugs and Friday and Saturday the waves made it a little dicey in a 16 foot boat to say the least, but the fishing was on fire. Managed to catch around 11 snook (2 slot before the 15th), 7 reds, and 2 tarpon and lost countless others. We were using 50 pound Yozuri Flouro with a decent size split shot about 8-12 inches above a Owner Mutu Light 4/0-5/0 circle hook.

 

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Trying Something New

 

Florida Sportsman member: Muskee50

 

 

I went fishing today for the first time out of Port Canaveral. I usually fish out of Mosquito Lagoon but decided to try something different. I fish out of a 17 foot flats boat so we were waiting for a nice day like today to fish along the shoreline. We picked up a few small bluefish and this nice bull Red. It is by far my largest red to date. I battled it for approximately 15 minutes before finally bringing it to the boat. I didn’t want to keep the fish out of the water any longer than necessary so no measurements or weights were taken , just this photo.

 

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Night Time Bruisers In The Inlet

 

Florida Sportsman member: Final Point

 

 

Did a trip with a good friend on Saturday evening. It rained on us most of the night but the fish didn’t mind. I’ll just show you the two big fish of the night. All fish caught on 6000 series PENNS with 50 pound braid, 50 pound fluorocarbon leader and 4/0 circle hooks. Baits were pigs, pins, croakers.

 

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Slobs In Sebastian

 

Florida Sportsman member: Final Point

 

 

Then, as the sun was starting to drop Sammy hooks into something big. Never got it close enough to see it even though at some points the top of the leader was out of the water, fought i

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