Kingfish increasing; redfish still biting

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By Danny Allen

Well hey folks, I hope everybody had a great Easter weekend. I actually stayed off the water for family time and because it blew its tail off. It was nice cool weather, to say the least.
We have this dark mixture of water blending into our area. To the best of my knowledge, its some river run-off. And a lot of help from lots of northwest winds. It doesn’t seem to be affecting our fishing any, just makes the water not as pretty.
I have gotten a few anglers to say the kingfish have moved in and are chewing some. Most fish are 10-15 lbs., trimming and chumming, both work well for these fish. Sometimes, it’s as simple as dragging a frozen threadfin herring behind the boat about 30-40 yards that will work. Also, trolling big silver spoons can be productive.
Inshore, our trout are still in a flurry – lots of keepers with shorts to match are easy targets. Redfish have picked up a ‘lil, but still slow, to say the least. Also, our black drum have showed up more and more over the last 2-3 weeks. These fish can be tough to catch, but they are a very meticulous target that is a heck of a reward. Most fish range from 20-30 lbs.
Well, hope this helps you plan your day. Give ‘ol Southern Salt Charters a call, we will cut out the guessing game.  See ya’ll on the salt!


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