Backwater Report

All Text & Photos Provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt @TheRealTupat

May’s weather has been windy and warm with some thunderstorms here and there, but the bite has still stayed steady! The hot weather is coming and the top water bite is starting to heat up as well. Live bait is moving in the creeks and the fish are aggressive and hungry. I recently lost the biggest fish I’ve hooked on topwater off of my paddle board. Look for good water movement and lower tides to have your best chance of catching.

Last week, my lady angler Rachel and I took another adventure to Stuart bringing along her youngest angler, Ollie “The BirdMon,” and he scored two really nice snook. He was so stoked to hold that fish and enjoy the tropical fishing conditions. Great job, Bird! I scored a nice snook as well just near the docks using live bait. If you are looking for a weekend getaway, then Stuart, Florida is the place to go!

We like to fish the backwaters as well and soak live bait just behind my house in Bethune. The reds and trout frequent our spots often and that bite is super fun! Pictured is a group shot of Rachel, Ollie and Richie. It is always a challenge, though, as the tides, the wind and fish are always changing. Stay patient and trust your spots, your bait and your equipment!


2-5, 9-10, 15-20, 25-27

Until next issue… Cast ‘em, Hook ‘em and Catch ‘em!

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