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Fishing reports

Post by Clark » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:30 am

At the Happy Hour, Tim [TDMFAM] and I discussed the need of more fishing reports on this website. After all, it is a kayak FISHING website. I see that Tim posted an informative report, so I feel obligated to do likewise :thumbright:
I fished the past two days. Yesterday I tried a spot that I fish occasionally at this time of year, and Wednesday at a spot that I have not fished since last summer. I threw my cast net, and got some mullet [both large and small] and caught nice fish both days, including 14 slot reds, and a really nice trout. The interesting thing was that ALL of the fish were caught on live mullet. Mullet chunks did not work at all :dontknow:
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Re: Fishing reports

Post by gumby » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:59 am

Wow! Great catches. That trout is a great size!
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Re: Fishing reports

Post by Fish & Paddle » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:46 am

Nice report, Clark! Did the one red have a tag?
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Re: Fishing reports

Post by Kahuna13 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:14 am

Just Clark doin' what Clark does......Killing It!! :cheers:

Nice catching :thumbright: Thanks much for the report!

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Post by islandspeed2001 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:22 am

Like that nice trout :thumbleft:
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Post by ChippMatt » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:42 am

It was great meeting you at 6 mile last week Clark! Appreciate you educating me about those tags. Hope to see you out there soon
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Post by TheWarrant » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:18 am

I don't know what I'm doing wrong - apparently EVERYTHING!!! Hahaha
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Post by guanagator » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:23 am

Great report, really nice trout! Funny about the mullet I was having pretty much the opposite experience, the water was really dirty when we were using them so maybe the smell of the cutbait was what triggered the hits.
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Re: Fishing reports

Post by weimed » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:46 am

Great job Clark. Love reading your reports and I agree, we need to step our game up and provide more reports.

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Post by Chris » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:32 pm

Nice fish, as always. That's a stud trout.

I agree with you on the reports.

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Re: Fishing reports

Post by Tmdfam » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:03 pm

Nice studs. Live mullet. It's the natural bait. Nice catching clark

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Re: Fishing reports

Post by Clark » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:25 pm

Thanks everyone.
Fish & Paddle wrote:Nice report, Clark! Did the one red have a tag?
Yes, it has a tag. After looking at my records, it was tagged by me on December 30th 2014 about 2 tenths of a mile from where I recaught it. It has grown 8 inches.
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Post by 67197mlk » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:26 am

I agree with you about the reports clark, i enjoy reading how everyone is doing. Fishing for me has not been report worthy. Are you carolina rigging your live mullet?
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Re: Fishing reports

Post by islandspeed2001 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:04 am

After many years of being on the website, I have posted many fishing reports. Guess after a while you tend to think they are the same old thing each time :( For the past several years, I tend to only post a trip report when there is something special or out of the norm. I probably only post one report for every 6-8 trips.

Think one of the reasons why some folks don't post is due to the fact that once a place is reported, there is a tendency for a "crowd" to start frequenting that particular place shown in the post. I have seen where due to reports, that becomes the new 'place to go" for kayakers AND boaters. When Clark starts posting picture of reds on Simpsons or Crusher posts pictures of big trout on Guana, those places have much more traffic than normal.

Don't think everyone realizes just how many "lurkers" are out there looking for places to fish. I have been told by many non-kayak fishermen that they love to go to our website. They say that we are far more willing to share info than on other fishing websites. Not saying that sharing is good or bad. The fact remains that folks know where to go to get info.

Not posting isn't hiding your secret spot. Once you get to a location (i.e Guana, Simpsons, Browns) you still need to find the spot where the fishing are hiding. Now with tournament season starting, there is a tendency to see even fewer posts.

Inspite of all the above, I agree with Clark that more people need to take the time to post more fishing reports. I enjoy reading about their day on the water as well as their catch of the day :D
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Re: Fishing reports

Post by RLend » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:14 pm

Great report and quality catches as usual Clark. How big was that trout? What a beauty.
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