My wife Barbara & I took a quick 3-day trip to Florida to do much needed yard-work after the warm & wet Florida summer. On this trip there was no time for us to fish, but we did visit and have a great meal with our good friends Mike & Debbie and Izzy & Shoshana. When we arrived at Mike’s and Debbie’s around 5:30pm, Mike was just pulling into his boat lift after fishing the afternoon.
He was all smiles with a nice catch of redfish, flounder and a nice bluefish. Mike started his afternoon fish by trolling for Spanish Mackerel in about 4′ of water. The mackerel were not there, but he did manage to catch a nice Bluefish and a few Ladyfish. From there he headed for the shallow mangrove shorelines and fished his favorite technique casting soft-plastics tipped with a small piece of shrimp for feeding fish in 1-3′ of water.
[nggallery id=915]While Mike shared his fishing day with me, Shoshana volunteered to clean his catch, for some fish of course. I have a feeling Izzy & Shoshana are going to be enjoing an excellent fresh-fish dinner tonight compliments of Mike & Debbie!
He ended up catching two nice Redfish & two Flounders. In Mike’s words, “I had an amazing time, there was all-kinds of wildlife along the shore. Bald-headed Eagles watching me catch fish, Egrets and Herons feeding along the shore and I even spotted some “tailing” redfish in real skinny water!”
I can’t wait to get down over Christmas and going into the New Year and fishing as much as I can!