Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat
Even though it’s not officially summer, it’s already feeling like it. With much lower tides and warmer water this past month, the redfish and snook bite has turned up a notch. As the bait continues to be abundant, the fish will continue to feed on a regular basis.
Summer Fishing in Florida
This past month was an incredible month for sight casting redfish and my two closest fishing buddies, Casey Collins and Tyler Chestney, had some amazing hook ups!
Backwater Fishing in Florida
@CaseyColli (pictured above) went on a backwater adventure mid-month and scored a nice redfish milling the banks of an oyster bar in the shallow backwat ers. As for Tyler’s catch, that was one for the record books. We tried fishing this particular creek for years now and it is so tight that over time we would sp ook the fish. This time was a different story.
Tyler (pictured below) saw a shadow down the creek that was about 6-7 feet wide and mangroves all over. As Tyler approached the end of the creek, I watched him squat down as if he was trying to get lower for a sneaky ca st on something. Sure enough, he tossed his artificial right off the end of his padd le board and it was game on. This redfish gave him one hell of a fight in the shallowest of waters. It was a catch that he and I will never forget.
Warm Water and its Affect on Fishing in Florida
As we move deeper into the hot weather, be ready for more redfish and larger snook to get your lines tight. The fishing will remain rather consistent with similar weather patterns throughout our late spring and summer months.