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Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt @TheRealTupat
Spring is here and the fish are hungry and active! Although the weather has been up and down the bite has remained steady for quite a long time! As of late, the water clarity is still very clear and the bait pods are everywhere in the backwaters. Cobia fishing this year has been hit or miss, with a few clear, sunny days and not much action. The amount of big rays, though, has been frequent!
As always, the redfish bite continues to be strong, whether using artificial or live bait the hook up will always be there. I’ve been seeing numerous groups of redfish crawling the banksand lurking amongst theoyster beds. Look for the redfish to be out during the lower tides. With the warmer weather coming in, the snook are also starting to activate more freely and will be grouping up in areas that they can ambush their prey. Top water lures are my favorite for the snook, as the bite is fast and aggressive! The snook like to hide, so remember to throw everywhere!
Lady angler, Rachel Vause, had a fun trip recently catching a solid trout using live mullet. This day, the fishing was on fire with fish all over the zones. I have found that the bigger trout really like the live mullet, but will also bite artificial if it is presented properly. Look for more action as the waters start to warm up and the fish remain hungry