Mike Zgrabik

With the rainy season upon us, afternoon temperatures reaching into the 90's and thunderstorms with there typical afternoon appearance getting an early start is imperative. Snook, redfish and trout are still excellent. Snook catches regularly exceed the 40" mark. In the hot spots from Lemon Bay to Manasota Beach, wading and fishing troughs on an incoming tide had produced some outstanding catches. Live shrimp, white bait and cut bait have all enticed activity. Last week during a kayak charter, I found both Snook and Redfish pushed back into the mangroves, so far back I was able to paddle up, and separate the branches to find them buried back in the shade. Skipping bait under the mangroves was the only way to ignite a strike. Missing a cast by only a few feet made a huge difference in your hook up ratio. This is not a method used by the light hearted, but it will produce great results. Look for the breaks, cuts and holes to flip and skip your bait back under the mangroves. You will need to be ready to pull them out from under the trees or find yourself in a terrible tangled mess. Trout have been slamming bait pods in the ICW and adjoining bays. Watch for bait popping and jumping chances are you will find trout. Both White bait and live shrimp are working depending on there preference of the day. Wishing you tight lines and as always remember to "Take A Kid Fishing"

Fish Species: Snook, Redfish,Trout
Bait Used: Shrimp, White and Cut
Tackle Used: St. Croix 7'6
Method Used:
Water Depth: 2 to 15ft
Water Temperature: 85
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed: Light
Shelly from Colorodo with her first Redfish!
Shelly from Colorodo with her first Redfish!

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Mike Zgrabik

About The Author: Captain Mike Zgrabik

Company: Reel Addiction Sportfishing,LLC.

Area Reporting: Central West

Bio: Welcome to Reel-Addiction-Sportfishing, Capt. Mike Zgrabik , with more than fifteen years of professional guiding experience, will take you fishing and show you the difference between Fishing and Catching. We offer various services to meet everyone's fishing needs from Eco Tours, Backwater Kayak Fishing Charters,Surf Fishing to Wadding. Even if your just looking for a leisurely day on the water,paddling around in a kayak exploring the backwaters of South Florida. Everything to make your families Adventure a lasting memorie.We look forward to seeing you on your next adventure !! As Always " Take A Kid Fishing"

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