|SPECIES||WHEN TO CATCH|
The redfish is one of the most sought after catches in our water. Live bait, soft plastics, flies and top-water are great ways to catch Reds.
From tailing in the flats to oyster beds and deep holes, these hard fighters can be targeted in many different ways. With a healthy 2 per
person limit, a great meal or two can be harvested during your trip. One of the 3 components of the Florida Inshore Slam
You can catch Redfish year round. Check with
bart if you have a specific way you want to target them.
The “doormat” is a legendary striker and fighter. Frustrating at times because they do not eat the bait right away, the anticipation of se-
tting the hook can be both amazing and unnerving at the same time! Harvested mainly in the spring and the fall, doormats of 5 plus
pounds have been taken from our Kayaks! One of the 3 components of the Florida Inshore Slam
|Flounder are a spring and fall fish with a few residentfish sticking around during the Winter.|
SPOTTED SEA TROUT
Delicate mouths, and strong strikes make the Sea Trout a worthy adversary. Mainly targeted with live bait or artificial lures, the Sea Trout
can grow to 10 plus pounds and are common in the 3-5 lb range. Caught throughout the spring and summer, they often school with Red
fish making a great companion catch to your Reds! One of the 3 components of the Florida Inshore Slam
|Sea Trout Can be caught year round. They are heartierin the Spring and Summer.|
Piling Snapper, Convict Fish, Sheepshead, there are many names for this not so pretty wintertime fish. With it’s human like teeth and
amazingly delicate bite, the Sheepshead can often be an amazing reward to fishing in some not so great weather. Mainly caught in the
winter, Sheepshead like structure where they scrape barnacles off of pilings and rocks. Get ready for some snags and quick strikes when
you fish for Sheepshead!
|Sheepshead are a winter time fish. Often coming in aroundthe new year and staying till March or April.|
With the ability to grow to over 100 lbs, Black Drum are the ugly duckling of our catch list, but have some amazingly tender white filets!
Caught mainly in the colder weather, black drum are good fighters all the way up to the boat! Related to the Redfish, their tough skin
and large scales can make cleaning a chore, but that’s why you let us do that for you!
|Black Drum usually move in around October, and staytill about February or March. Some resident fish staythrough the year.|
A spring time treat in our waters, the Mangrove is a quick, agressive striker that loves to steal your bait! With a healthy size and bag
limit, it is not common to go home with a couple meals of delicious white fillets after a day of Mangrove Fishing with Bart!
|The Mangrove bite is a bit of a mystery. Some years isamazing, others nothing. Check with Bart in the earlyspring to see if they have shown up!|
A common by-catch of our fishery, the Yellowmouth is a delicate jawed fish that will eat both live and dead baits. With liberal size limits
it is IMPERATIVE for you to remember that you CAN NOT freeze yellowmouth trout! If you do they will turn to mush when you thaw it out.
Keep enough for one or two meals, and let the rest go!
|Year round depending on the areas you fish.|
The Silver King. While not a common catch, we do see some during the summer, and can target nearshore fish if you are an experienced
paddler. Hard fights and amazing jumps make this a trophy of a lifetime!