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Heat, storms pose challenge for finding fish

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By Danny Allen

Okay folks, will someone turn on the Cedar Key air conditioner?

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We still have a good month of this too dang hot of weather. I notice these days with no cloud cover getting tuffer and tuffer to keep bites going. 

This week we had a li’l full moon distraction as well, that didn’t help. 

But hey, we still boated 8 to 12 redfish in our trips. I just know what we are supposed to be catching and it’s more than that. 

The trout fishing is showing a small improvement to the southern flats. It could also be the full moon. Each big moon carries a big push of cooler offshore water. Two things happen there: cooler water and more bait. Both those issues make trout eat more. But, all in all, the redfish is still holding as the most predictable inshore species. 

The BBRC held its 6th event last weekend with 18 teams showing. The winners were team Holloway and Crews with 12.75 lbs. This makes it the team’s second win in a row. It also catapulted them into the second spot for the team of the year race. 

A big reddish was grabbed by newcomer, James Farnell, from Chiefland, with a nice 7.11 pound redfish — almost tying the season record. 

Team Woods and Blitch still hold the record with a 7.12 pound fish, caught in the first event of the year.

Capt. Nick, with SS Charters, fished with my team, in my place. He had a good day, by picking up both the teams fish and placing 5th for the day, and had a giant 7.03 pound redfish which fell just shy, at 2nd place. The last event is September 10th. Well, that’s all I got. Hope all is well. See ya on the SALT!!!!

Capt. Danny Allen can be reached at gulfcoastflatsfishing@gmail.com or 352-215-3686.