The bite is on
<p>I launched out of Anclote River State Park on Tuesday. The fog was really thick and trip over to the island was a slow one. Once there I headed to the SW shoreline. You will want to use a real slow approach even with the trolling motor. The fish or real spooky this time of year.
As the fog began to lift I was able to spot the push of a nice school of redfish. We were using Berkly Gulp shrimp for bait. I had my clients cast in front of the school and let the bait just sit there. Next thing we knew one line starting screeming and then another. Double hook up!! We landed both and they were in the 7 to 8 lb range.
We came across 2 other schools as worked our way down the bank. Each school of Redfish had about 30 fish in it. We landed 14 in just under 2 hours.
We moved to the NW side of Anclote and got into a school of Gator Trout. I could not believe my eyes when I sale this many big Trout hanging out together. There was at least 15 - 20 all over 30 inches. We were able to bring 10 of them to the boat. Of course you can not keep them North of Fred Howard Park. That is probably why they were there. Sometimes you wonder just how smart fish are.
Good luck fishing and Tightlines.
About The Author: Captain Mike Gore
Company: Mike Gore Chaters
Area Reporting: Tampa Bay
Bio: Born and raised in Tampa, Capt. Mike is a third generation fishing guide. Capt. Mike grew up fishing salt and freshwater with his father Capt. Woody Gore and brother Capt. Mark Gore. Now with over 30 years of fishing experience he does everything possible to create an unforgettable experience on the water. As an experienced professional, Mike is always willing to teach guests how to improve their angling skills. Whether educating children or beginners his approach is always patient and courteous. However, when guiding seasoned anglers, he understands catching is paramount and does everything possible to locate feeding fish.