Thursday, February 18, 2010

Keep Moving To Find Fish

Fishing Report 02/04/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford

Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin really worked for their catch with the cold January and February weather conditions. Normal for this time of year it's check out a spot and if nothing happens move on. Still redfish, black drum, and sea trout tightened lines for some good light tackle action.

Fish Tails aboard the Reelin & Chillin
On a couple trips this week Ray Ribaric and I braved the cool windy weather finding action mostly around structure. We fished docks and pilings in and around Sarasota Bay as well as Longboat Key. Moving from dock to dock we eventually got on some fish. Sheepshead, black drum, flounder and trout made it to the live well. One big red was caught and released after a photo that measured at 27.5 inches. Using light tackle and live shrimp for bait made for some great light tackle action.

Captain Talk
This time of year it's a good idea to keep moving to find the fish. That is, keep the boat moving from hole to hole, don't wast time staying in one spot to long. However, don't keep the bait moving to fast, this cold water slows the fish down a little so their not as aggressive. I believe it's a transition for the fish from the warmer weather to the cooler weather, almost like they have to get used to it. I expect the sheepshead and redfish to start picking up especially if we don't have freezing weather. We still have many beautiful sunny days here in Sarasota during the January and February months, so just keep an eye on the weather and get out there to enjoy a great day on the bay.

Tight Lines & Good Times, Capt. Terry Frankford

Capt. Terry Frankford
Reelin & Chillin Charters Inc.


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