Lately, my clients have been catching plenty of large sea-trout. Some days, most are at or over the 20-inch maximum slot-size, which is only one out of a four fish per person limit. Sea-trout are mostly hanging out in deeper water.
The redfish have remained pretty active, although this time of year it’s not uncommon to catch a lot of fish just under the 18-inch slot-size, what we call “Rat Reds.” Even in the winter, the key to success is to chum with live-bait.
One thing I notice about fisherman, most move around too much. I understand the need to move to another spot if you’re not catching fish, but sometimes it takes 15 minutes or so for things to happen. I like to anchor up on a spot, chum and wait awhile for the fish to get active if I know fish are there. Many times, once one fish begins to feed, others follow suit.
Another thing about sitting tight and waiting for things to happen: If you’re in a spot with a good tidal flow, fish will constantly be passing through your area.
Be patient my friend. It is a virtue, after all!
Pictured: Kory, Andrea and Ky finish up their charter with a big sea-trout rally.