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The morning started out with calm seas, blue bird skies and great fishing; that’s what spring break is supposed to be like, but again someone flipped the switch and the wind started howling again in the afternoon. They were calling for 6-9 winds, but it wasn’t even close.

My morning trip was Jason from Michigan who tried to book me last year and wasn’t able to go due to very rough conditions. So he was well overdue, and he had a great trip. He crushed the redfish, total was 4 nice reds
, and also had fun with the sheepies, although they stole more bait than we could count, we had a great time anyhow.
After he wore out the reds and caught a few sheepshead, he wanted to try catch a few more species, so we hit my snapper holes in the bay and had fun with them and also landed a few black drum.


The afternoon trip was a nice family of five from Tennessee. We hit the jetties for sheepshead, but it was pretty full up with boats already. So I moved over to the main south ledge and it wasn’t too long before we had a big redfish in the boat.
A few more drifts and we caught a few more fish. The kids wanted to do more catching than fishing so to keep them entertained I went again to one of my snapper holes and the kids had a blast pulling up small snappers one after another. Sometimes it’s not about the big fish or how many, it’s about having fun.
While we were catching the snaps, we watched a pod of dolphins playing along the shoreline, and the kids really seemed to enjoy it.
The wind picked up and it was about time to head in, so we packed it up and made our way to the dock.


These two trips were catch and release, so we let them go to make more for next season.

Till the next adventure, tight lines.
John
 

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Nice catch.I usually wont ask this but I have had a string of bad luck lately.Maybe just not holding my lip right but what are you using for bait for reds?Ive tried croakers and pins i. Anywhere from 5 to 15 feet of water.Just getting skunked
 

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Nice catch.I usually wont ask this but I have had a string of bad luck lately.Maybe just not holding my lip right but what are you using for bait for reds?Ive tried croakers and pins i. Anywhere from 5 to 15 feet of water.Just getting skunked
Hello Bent,
Reds will eat a variety of live or fresh dead baits from Shrimp (live or Dead), Finger Mullet, cut chunks of Mullet, Pin-Fish, and Sand-flees. I also use a variety of artificial's a lot when on the flats or fishing docks , the live or cut baits work very well in the pass or wrekcs in the bay or gulf.
The baits I've been using are live shrimp and sand-flees.
The depths of water were catching these reds range from 25 -60 ft
Hope this helps, good luck,
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Yeah big help.Sounds like ive been way too shallow.Thanks alot.Im headed out tomorrow but only have a couple hours to fish so ill be sticking around the jetties at perdido pass and look for sheephead and pomps.Thanks again
 

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Yeah big help.Sounds like ive been way too shallow.Thanks alot.Im headed out tomorrow but only have a couple hours to fish so ill be sticking around the jetties at perdido pass and look for sheephead and pomps.Thanks again
NP, glad to help, with all this wind, it's been making the fishing a little tough, I'm ready for some calmer weather and cleaner water.
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Thought id give you an update on my day sunday.Have you ever had those days when you went right and shouldve gone left?Thats been my days for a week now.carolina rigging with live shrimp at the jetties of perdido pass and caught 3 pinfish.Its all good though.Sometimes your the bat,sometimes the ball.Wbat makez it so aggrevating is I can be set up next to another boat fishing the same exact way and watch them catch sheephead while I drown shrimp.Oh well.Never give up,never give in.Best of luck to you
 
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