August 16th Report

August 16, 2017 by Tom Carver

Trip Info

The Catch
Spotted Seatrout

As a full time fishing guide for the last 14 years in the Orlando area, I have continued to try and polish my skills and understand the fish we are targeting. Every species of fish has it’s own favorite food and how it likes to eat it. This information makes the difference in fishing and catching. For instance, the Redfish and Black Drum are cousins and yes you can catch both of mostly the same bait but NOT REALLY. The Black Drum will actually eat more often on a particular Redfish bait when when presented and treated differently. I can’t tell my secret here on this blog but trust me there is a difference when done this certain way. A good guide will know this technique and the others are still learning. The same goes for Snook and Tarpon, theres just a few differences in the 2 fish and if you know the secret you will catch more fish than the other guide. So in closing it’s very important to do the research and ask lots of questions.

Now as far as how the bite is and how good the fishing is right now… lets move on to the report.

Red fishing has picked up for the smaller slot sized fish averaging in the 24-28 inch range.

Small Tarpon are all over the place in the back country and ditch run offs.

Snook are here but man it’s been tough putting up with the bitting gnats trying to catch one.

Sea Trout have slowed down some but most areas are still producing a few good ones.

Grey Snapper has been hot and well worth the time if your looking to take some home.

So to wrap it up and get back out fishing, remember looking for a great fishing guide in Orlando Florida is just a phone call away.

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