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Old 07-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #11
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Choctawhatchee Bay in May and June were really good for me as far as catching reds and trout, real good. However I haven't caught any keeper trout or reds in over a month. I only wade off of Eglin so the heat in the flats makes sense to me that they would go deeper.

So the magical question from me to you Choctawhatchee Bay experts is: When do they start biting again like they did during May and June? Or will they?

I see from the forum that folks are still catching reds and trout in other places so surely Choctawhatchee Bay still has them, its just a matter of where they are and when will they start biting again?
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:01 PM   #12
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Eglin is still holding trout but they are moving out deeper by 8:30-9:AM, what I'm finding are either shorts or + size, might try the channels at Bear Creek, Ben's Lake, or Weakley. At Ben's slow bump the channel for flounder also.
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Whats more productive around here for flounder on a jig head, artificial shrimp or shad?
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #14
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Also wade Eglin flats area and have not caught any trout in I don't know when. Always seem to average two 22-25" reds though. Last time I was thigh high 50 yards off the beach and a 6' or so bull shark swirled around less than 20 feet away. Maybe it was the redfish in my floating fish basket tied to me on 7' lanyard. Backed off and moved about 100 yards down the beach. No more shark and one more keeper red.
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Skays was catching trout last week mostly shorts with a 20"+ tossed in each day, be sure if you are tying anything to yourself (fish/bait) use a slip knot for sure.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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Also wade Eglin flats area and have not caught any trout in I don't know when. Always seem to average two 22-25" reds though. Last time I was thigh high 50 yards off the beach and a 6' or so bull shark swirled around less than 20 feet away. Maybe it was the redfish in my floating fish basket tied to me on 7' lanyard. Backed off and moved about 100 yards down the beach. No more shark and one more keeper red.
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How long has it been sice you caught some reds and what were you using for bait?
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #17
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I keep getting reports of good slot reds in east end of Choctawhatchee Bay in the delta area and Jolly Bay, but haven't been out myself is several weeks. The mullet snatchers are still doing very well in the 'holes'
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I've been having some decent luck on the south end of mid bay bridge. I fish from sun up until around 10:30. The last couple trips I've caught 12 reds and a few keeper trout. All redfish were under slot except one that measured right at 18". The keeper trout were no larger than 17". I find the mullet and start working the schools with topwater in the morning then switching to a gold spoon when the sun comes up good and strong. Fun fishing but I would like to have a fish fry sometime here in the near future If I could ever land some slots...
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