Don't forget the State waters of Taylor County are open for gag grouper.
The Honu Hotties we're in action this past weekend. The Honu's (Hawaiian for turtle) brought in some really nice trout, redfish, and Spanish mackerel. Susan Adams won the grand prize of a rod and reel combo for having the longest fish.
Allison and Marie Griffies, Nita Chester and Miles Volkmer with some nice trout, reds and Spanish mackerel caught Friday on some Sea Hag shrimp.
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Paul Taylor, from Long Neck, Delaware with an 18lb cobia caught 2 miles south of the channel on a Pearl White Gulp! from a Sea Hag rental boat. Paul also released a 27" cobia from the same area.
John and Wesley from Gainesville, FL, with their first keeper cobia caught from a Sea Hag rental boat on a New Penny Gulp!. They also caught some nice trout about 4.5 miles north of the river in 4-5 feet of water Tuesday.
Jake Amendola from Charlotte, NC with a real Gator trout caught last weekend.
From Harris County, Georgia, Robert Elliott, Chad and his son Austin Phillips with a dandy trout. The threesome limited out on trout in 4' of water on New Penny Gulp! Thursday.
The Georgia boys, Doug Kellogg, Matt Knighton and Carl Garofalo where down for a few days of inshore fishing. They brought in several nice reds, trout and flounder fishing south of the river with top water baits, Gulp!, and gold spoons.
Steve Bradford fishing with William Lee (pictured) and CJ after work Monday brought in their limit of nice size trout using Pearl Gulp! just south of the river in 3'-4' of water.
Need a new spot? Try these numbers.
There are deep holes scattered throughout the flats around Steinhatchee. Here is one to try in front of Rocky Creek. N29 36.087 W83 25.636. Here's a hole closer to the river. It is about 30 feet across and 6 feet deep on a medium tide N29 38.837 W83 24.809. Another hot spot offshore of Rock Point, to the north of the river at N29 41. 003 W83 29.534. Be careful, all of these holes have shallow water approaches.
Sheepshead are still biting!
Captain Miriam Alexander with her crew of
Hannah, Patty, Redlee, Laura and Eric where out giving the sheepshead another try. As you can see they are still biting.
Charles and Charlie Holt fishing with Larry Southworth from Jacksonville, FL, brought in a bucket full of trout and flounder Friday. Then Monday they tried out their favorite sheepshead spot and filled their cooler aboard the Stimulus Package.
Tax day Monday was good for the "Stimulus Package", coming in with this full cooler.
Roomy and comfortable 24' Carolina Skiffs powered by fuel efficient 90 HP Mercury Outboards. Equipped with a Garmin GPS/Depth finder, VHF radio and Bimini Top for shade. Full day rental $199.00 plus tax and fuel.