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Redfish to 13lb in Sarasota Florida


Fishing Report 08/09/2010 – Capt. Terry Frankford

Angler's aboard the Reelin & Chillin have caught some nice over-sized red fish along with a few in the slot. Several locations between Little Sarasota Bay and north to Sarasota Bay have produced rod bending action with these red drum weighing up to thirteen pounds.

On a trip with Andy Hale, father Bob, and son Hayden we fished structure south of Siesta Key in Little Sarasota Bay. It was non-stop action, a hook-up every cast, however we couldn't turn the first several fish. Then finally one fish decided to scream drag away from the structure - not into it. We were able to get a photo and release of a thirty inch red weighing in at over ten pounds. A fantastic battle for an angler using light tackle with ten pound test line on the reel. We managed to get several to the boat on this trip, however more were lost than landed. A couple reds in the slot along with a mangrove snapper or two made for a tasty fish fry and a few happy anglers.

Several trips provided as well as red fish some nice sea trout and pompano. For sport and light tackle action snook, bluefish, ladyfish and catfish were also pulling drag aboard the Reelin & Chillin.

Tackle & Bait

  • Seven and a half foot St. Croix medium action rod - Okuma Salina SA30 reel spooled with ten pound test mono line.

  • Eighteen inches of fluorocarbon leader - #4 Owner MUTU circle hook - #4 split shot twelve inches up from the hook, pinched on the leader.

  • White bait netted before the trip in the area of New Pass/Longboat Key.

Seems a little hot, however getting an early start with the sea breeze makes for some great summertime fishing. Big reds - tight lines - no oil = Great Day on the Bay.

Tight Lines & Good Times, Capt. Terry Frankford

Reelin & Chillin Charters Inc.




Capt. Terry Frankford
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