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Old 03-31-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Report : April 1st - 2012
Over the past few days I’ve been out with some great clients and they’ve been bowing up on a variety of fish including Sheepshead, Redfish, and Jack Crevall. Spring break is coming to a close, and with it goes the sheepshead bite. It’s been a great 5 weeks, and I have to say it’s been one of the best Spring Break fishing seasons in a long time, with exceptional fishing as well as some great clients. Every year I look forward to Sheepshead season for many reasons, with a couple of them being they are great eating and are much fun to catch on light tackle.


Beth, Megan, Scott and Matt had a great day on the catching tons of sheepies!!! ----------Megan shows off her first ever sheepshead caught in Pensacola Pass!

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Hunter, Turner & Kevin had a great time battling these big Jacks all at the same time. -------- Hunter is all smiles after landing this big Jack!

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Nate bowed up on a MONSTER Redfish. ----------- Nat shows off his biggest redfish of his life, a Monster 40"+ Redfish


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Jay shows off a nice 22" Sheepshead. ------------ D shows off a big 22 1/2" Sheepshead.

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Bill Jean shows off her first ever sheepshead. -------- Jay shows off a nice 32" Redfish caught while sheepshead fishing.

Sheepshead are great for kids and families who just want to go out and have a great inshore fishing adventure. Even when the sheepshead bite turns off, there will still be a wide variety of fish to target for more fishing adventures.

The kids are heading back in school now and spring break is just about over, but the fishing just keeps heating up. If you’re looking for a professional inshore fishing trip, give me a shout.


David shows off a nice 20" Sheepshead ------ D shows off a nice 16" Red Snapper.

All over sized fish and out of season fish were released.

Till the next adventure.
Capt. John
www.megabiteinshore.com
850-341-9816

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Old 03-31-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Wow, awesome fish! I want to catch some jacks, haver have.
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My arms get tired by just looking at those jacks. Great job on putting those guys on some fish.
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Wow, awesome fish! I want to catch some jacks, haver have.
Drift the south side of the beach off Ft. Morgan with a live croaker under a cork about 5ft. Always works for me. Great mess of fish!
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Drift the south side of the beach off Ft. Morgan with a live croaker under a cork about 5ft. Always works for me. Great mess of fish!
The way I catch them is sight fishing from my tower, I idle down the beach looking for a school, once I see them I move to the side and or in front of them the best I can. I put the motor in neutral and I try not to close to spook them, I make a very long cast with a large top-water plug, I toss the plug across the school or right in the middle of the school and rip it through the school of Jacks, I pause it off and on and this technique drives the fish mad. It's so cool to see a bunch of jacks trying to eat your lure. When the lure pauses a bit while ripping it this is when they smash it and it's FISH ON!!!!

If you have two or three rods rigged you can get multiple hook ups fast and then it gets really interesting.
Hope this technique helps someone catch a few jacks this spring.
Tight Lines..
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great trip report Captain! Those Jacks look awesome, and some amazing Sheeps
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The way I catch them is sight fishing from my tower, I idle down the beach looking for a school, once I see them I move to the side and or in front of them the best I can. I put the motor in neutral and I try not to close to spook them, I make a very long cast with a large top-water plug, I toss the plug across the school or right in the middle of the school and rip it through the school of Jacks, I pause it off and on and this technique drives the fish mad. It's so cool to see a bunch of jacks trying to eat your lure. When the lure pauses a bit while ripping it this is when they smash it and it's FISH ON!!!!

If you have two or three rods rigged you can get multiple hook ups fast and then it gets really interesting.
Hope this technique helps someone catch a few jacks this spring.
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We always get them as bi-catch while we're fishing for bull reds off dixey bar. Not table fare, but they sure are a heck of a fish to fight! Pound for pound one of the best.
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that's why I like them. I'm in for the PULL!!
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that's why I like them. I'm in for the PULL!!
I hear ya on that, we got in to them again today, I'll post a report later with pics..
Love to hear that drag sing!!!!!!!
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I thought about posting a report, but after being almost skunked on Saturday with a tank full of crabs and seeing everyone hooking up on shrimp, we had a little more luck on Sunday. I saw your customers bowed up a few times on Saturday, which was depressing considering catfish seemed to be the only thing interested in crabs that day.

Sunday we showed up with an abundance of shrimp, but the bite seemed to shut off and we headed out for a bit. I'm glad we did. Water was very clear and we were pretty much sight fishing in 50 fsw. I know nothing about the sheep migration, but considering piers to jetties to pass as I've been reading over the course of the seasons and the fact I caught one of our bigger two sheeps a few miles offshore, I'm guessing they're heading out.

Still a great weekend. Glad you had some happy customers. We had some fresh redfish Sunday, I ate our only Saturday sheep tonight, and I have 4 more meals of sheepshead planned this week myself. We also boated a couple of triggers and a big flounder that day. I didn't think about it until the drive home today, but my friend whose boat I was on was only a spec away from an GC inshore slam.

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