Native Sons Fishing Guides, Central Florida & Indian River Lagoon Fishing Charters

December 24, 2006

Three trips this week and Santa was good to all three parties. Monday and Tuesday were almost carbon copies of one another – both were half day trips on the Banana River and both scored double-digit catches of redfish (and a few trout) on artificials, sight-fishing the sandy ‘pot holes’ in shallow water. The fish stayed on the flats until early afternoon before sliding off into deeper water. Several fish were taken under docks on Tuesday we practiced skipping the Gulps underneath.

The wind and rain canceled Wednesday through Friday and forced us into domestic duties instead. (This is characteristic for December through February, by the way. We’ll have several good, fishable days interrupted by several nasty, unfishable ones. When we can get away from the docks, the fishing is good.)

My trip on Saturday began late morning as we waited for the skies to clear and the wind to subside. Once on the flats, the water settled down to glassy calm and made a winter wonderland for fishing conditions (well, as close as we get to it in central Florida). We located a school of bullies (redfish over 36 inches) and were able to introduce ourselves to four of them before they tired of our company. There were several others 30 inch fish and one ‘smaller’ 27 incher caught as well. (Again, we found trout mixed in with the reds.) This was a Titusville trip and featured some ‘wading’ which is unusually for late December … the water was comfortable and clear.)

Merry Christmas to all…

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