January 24th 2017

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This past week has been nonstop action with black drum out on the main flat of the mosquito Lagoon. The fish are ranging in sizes from six pounds up to 12 pounds with numbers of 50 – 100 per school. This is the time of year when the black drum fishing is the best. They move up on the flats to look for new food wants the water temperatures drop down. Their food of choice this time of year ranges from live shrimp, small crabs and various other types of shellfish. We have been very successful catching them on live shrimp. It’s exciting right now because we are able to catch them by sight casting. In the Clean Water you can see the school swim by as you place the shrimp out in front of the school usually one will pick up and run off with it. This is very exciting to most of us Flats fisherman as a matter of fact it’s usually what we live for.

Along with the black drum come the red fish and sea trout. We’re catching the red fish and sea trout on pretty much the same bait and or rig. However the location does change. The black drummer and deeper water mostly off the edge of the sand bars but the sea trout and redfish have been hanging out on top of the flats.

Not only has the bite been good but the weather has been fantastic as well. I would highly recommend booking before the weather gets too hot. There’s nothing like fishing this time of year in 70 degree weather. 

Thank you for stopping by the website and look forward to fishing with you in the future please call me or email me if you have any further questions or simply need more information thank you.