Great Sight Fishing in February

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Great Sight Fishing in February


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      January 31, 2023 at 5:56 pm

      Although we are limited what we can fish for, February can be great for shallow water red fishing. Backcountry waters of North Florida can be at its clearest point of the year. Mid afternoons on the mud flats when the wind and sun cooperate, can be very productive. Mud minnows and shrimp paired with the lightest TBS Jig, fishing around mid to the last of the outgoing tide around the rips coming off the oyster bars can be outstanding. Throw up current and stay in tune with your bait as it may roll with the tidal movement and you can feel the bite. Polling at this time can also be very productive.

      Slipping up on a backing or tailing redfish, again, mid day when suns overhead and with minimal wind, can be a great experience. Also, for all the hardcore lure anglers, I would highly recommend a black TBS Bucktail. Tan and natural colors work well also. When you see a shallow water redfish, quickly figure the way he is heading and cast your lure so it crises his path. Another very important attribute about TBS Bucktails are, when the hair is wet, it adds weight and cast far, accurate, and lands with a soft non alarming land that doesn’t scare the fish! Also, redfish are eating many species of crabs. Fished with your rod tip down, hopping the lure with a series of low hops across the flat leaving a “dust trail” can resemble a crab and you get the bite!

      Fly anglers can take advantage of this time of year as well. Often, the weather balances out, and you can get great Fly fishing days! Very rewarding fish on fly! Many times you may have a shot at a tasty Sheephead or Black Drum. Shrimp is a good choice and they will be in these areas. Anglers wanting trout should start out soaking shrimp/Muds in some of the deeper holes and bends of creeks with moving water for best results. Many trout will be below the 15 inch minimum. If the standard float rigs is not your style, through a bright colored soft plastic and slow roll it keeping in contact with the bott bottom. Reds Blues and flounder can be in the mix.

      Dress warm and fish!

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