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Old 11-28-2016, 02:40 PM   #1
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Never been able to catch any fish during the winter months? Any suggestions on what to try and will the flats still produce?

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Old 11-28-2016, 09:14 PM   #2
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Flats, no. Bayous, canals, upper bay estuaries produce. Always something in deeper bay waters though. 3 mile year round, especially at night.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:27 PM   #3
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I'm a novice but based on advice here, I went into the "delta" section of the upper Escambia bay / lower river a couple years ago the week after Christmas on a cold post-frontal bluebird day, and tried to find deep holes on the outside bends of the creeks that wind through the marsh grass; used weightless flukes in those deeper bends and worked them so slow I could watch my fingernails grow in between twitches. Basically letting a fluke weighted only by the hook sink 17 feet ... takes a while. But I did pick up some speckled trout that way. and surprised myself with a couple small bass in the same locations.

"Deeper bay waters" - no clue on that one, but still have a lot to learn.

Don't know anything about finding redfish during winter but I'm still working on that as well.
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Just move into the rivers. Grubs, Mirrodines and live bait all work on both Specs and Reds. This is the best fishing time of the year over here.
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