After almost 70 days off the water due to an engine failure, I was able to fish with a wonderful group yesterday. We headed south into the harbor system, and fished inside Gasparilla sound. After a long intermission and due to having some redtide in the area, we caught bait around our first stop to fish, so we didn't chance running through "dirty" water with it. We bounced around, prospecting on the rising tide. Started by fishing bar edges and holes, and as the tide increased and the water level rose, we transitioned to shorelines. We caught lots of jack, snook, and a few trout. We ended the day finding a nice school of overslept redfish, that we worked for about the last hour of our trip. It's a fun time to be fishing in South West Florida!
Capt. Mike Slattery
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