Tournament Trail Charters Fishing Report

Trout Fishing is picking up

Published on October 4th, 2012 by Capt. Rennie Clark Jr. | Click for more | Add Your Comment

This past week fishing has really picked up.  The trout are starting to show up in their normal fall spots.  We caught over fifty trout on back to back trips this week and left them biting to pursue flounder and reds. Almost every trip is yielding inshore slams. On a day that I left my camera/phone in my truck we caught some nice reds and a striped as well.  The reds r chewing on shrimp but hard to get to them and get them to eat as shallow as t he y r getting.  I approached an area this week where reds were holding in less than six inches of water.  They were so skinny their backs were out of t he water as they were cruising the edges of t he flat.  The flounder r still around in good numbers and we r getting keepers almost every trip.  Book now, I still have some November dates available.

Capt Ren

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Inshore light tackle madness

Published on September 18th, 2012 by Capt. Rennie Clark Jr. | Click for more | Add Your Comment

Fished the past week in some new areas as I was out of town upgrading my captains license. Every day I hit a new area and caught reds every day. Had a nice striper and some flounder mixed in as well. The baits of choice were spinner baits and soft plastics rigged under a popping cork.
I got back into town late Friday night in time to switch boats and rig it for fishing the final Fishermans Post tourney of the year. With no time on the water the past week we had to read the water and find where the fish had moved on game day. My wife started off hot as she caught a nice flounder and a red within 5 minutes of fishing at our first spot. We picked up from there and hit two spots very quick and moved on. At our next spot we caught a small flounder and decent red at 24″. Pulled the hooks on one more fish and moved again. At our next spot we saw four fish in some skinny water and none were in the mood to eat. We left and hit two more flats. At the second flat the water was full of shrimp and the reds were chewing. My wife struck first with the largest red of the day at 26.6″. A beautiful fish but very skinny. We caught reds on almost every cast for a solid hour at this spot. The fish were all mixed up from 16″ to 26″. We also caught over 20 flatfish at this spot and 5 were nice  keepers, the rest were just under 15″. All fish were caught on soft plastics rigged on weedless hooks. We hit one more spot where some upper slots were holding the last time I was on this piece of water and had no luck there. Happy with our bag, we headed to weigh in. Our largest flounder was just at 3 lbs and our largest red weighed in at just over 6 lbs. Was a great day on the water with my wife.  We finished 3rd place in the aggregate, 6th red drum category, 2nd in high roller TWT.
On Monday I had a charter of 4. We hit some tailing flats early but could not stay on the fish with the huge high tide we had yesterday. We had a few shots on some fish but the water made it difficult to see them when they weren’t tailing. Ended up hitting one of my high tide flats and one of the guys hooked up with a 30″ red on a soft plastic. Had a couple pulled hooks and flounder at this spot and then moved on. The next flat we hit produced a nice double hook up and a flounder. We moved to another flat and had another double hook up with a slot red and an over slot red. Caught another flounder or two and moved on. Hit five more flats and saw some good pods of fish. We caught an over slot and an under slot with a small grouper mixed in. Not a bad day on the water. Fish are really chewing on the outgoing tide lately. Call today to get in on some hot light tackle action.

Capt Ren

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