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Flood Tide Redfish Fly Recipes

Here is another great fly that will get a redfish’s attention during the flood tides. Call to book your spin or fly fishing trip for tailing redfish 386-503-6338


Flood Tide Flies

Flood tides will be here so prepare by tying your favorite flies to feed the redfish. Here is a great video on how to tie a crab pattern.


Palm Coast Fishing Report

The inshore bite continues to impress me this summer as schools of redfish have been hanging around longer than usual and allowing for some great sight fishing opportunities.

Flounder are also present in good numbers allowing anglers to practice their patience when targeting flounder.

Tarpon are on the beach but will get pushed out for a few days till water temps rise back into the 80’s.








July Fishing Report

Welcome all vacationers to Palm Coast and surrounding areas. We are having a great redfish bite this summer! early morning starts are not a must but do help with coping with this Florida heat. Not only have the flats been fair to my anglers but the near shore bite for tarpon, sharks and kings have been good as well.

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Palm Coast Inshore fishing report

With all the bait showing up the last few weeks, redfish, trout, flounder and snook have not been watching their weight and fattening up for swim suit season. Early morning bite has been real good with topwater plugs during the higher tides where bait is visible. Once the sun gets high switch to soft plastics like slayer inc. jerk baits on 1/8 ounce jig heads for redfish, trout and snook.

Live bait fisherman have been doing well with live shrimp or mud minnow on jig heads bumped across the bottom of creek holes for flounder. Take your time with a slow retrieve and wait for the thump, even then give it time before setting the hook on a flattie.







Palm Coast Spring Break Report

This past spring break in Palm Coast has really put some nice redfish in the skiff. We had some spectacular days of redfishing along with trout, jacks and even some snook. Best bite has been with live bait as most of my anglers were young novices but the the artificial bite has been good as well. Throwing soft plastics and topwater plugs at first light has put plenty of upper slot redfish in the Hell’s Bay skiff.

Here are a few of our catches from this past week:
































Palm Coast Fishing Spring Report

Spring break has officially started as all of my regulars and new clients are enjoying the fantastic weather we had this past week in Palm Coast. Fishing has been hot as well  since conditions have allowed for sight fishing remaining schools of redfish. We have been catching them on soft plastic paddle tail lures made by Slayer inc. as well with live bait. Along with redfish, my clients have caught flounder and trout as well.



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Sight Fishing For Schools Of Redfish

Winter has finally made its way south to Florida, with the chill comes gin clear water. The brown algae is dying off due to water temps dropping into the low 60’s and the redfish are fired up and feeding. Sight fishing opportunities start at 9am and continue till about 2pm. Polarized sunglasses and a casting platform make for the perfect combo for sight fishing redfish in the shallow flats. Redfish will eat just about anything put in front of them but artificial lures is the best bet. Slayer inc. paddle tails on a 1/8 jig head is my favorite combo

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Fishing Palm Coast with Captain Chris Herrera sight fishing for redfish using slayer inc. paddle tails

Fishing Palm Coast with Captain Chris Herrera sight fishing for redfish using slayer inc. paddle tails

Fishing Palm Coast with Captain Chris Herrera sight fishing for redfish using slayer inc. paddle tails

January Fishing Forecast

Well it’s the first of the year and I hope your new years resolution has something to do with spending more time in the outdoors. Grab those new polarized sunglasses you got for Christmas and hit the flats as the reds are schooled up and eating good! Actually they should be schooled up but with this rare warming trend we are still on a mid fall pattern. Red fishing on the flats isn’t an early morning ritual like in the summer; waiting for the sun to rise and warm the waters is your best bet. Although till things cool off try topwater plugs at first light since mullet are still the main food source for redfish.

Use the info below if we get a cold front anytime soon.

A low mid morning incoming tide is a perfect scenario as the sun heats the oyster beds and once the tide floods schools of redfish will sit on these hot spots for warmer water. Approach the school with stealth as not to alert the school of your presence before getting into casting distance.Fishbites paddle tails or flies are my choices for catching redfish. Once the school is on the move bomb a Sebile Stick Shadd out in front of the school twitch a few times and hook up!


Creek fishing for Seatrout is about as sure as it gets this time of year. Jigging for Trout in creek holes with a ¼ ounce Slayer Jig and Fishbites paddle tails will get the attention of every schoolie in the hole. Most Trout will be on the small side but if numbers is your game, creek hole fishing is the place. Small Reds also occupy the same creek holes and can be caught with live shrimp; small split shot and a Daiichi 82Z 1/0 circle hook.



Fly fisherman get great opportunities on landing the elusive Sheaphead on fly this month. Sheaphead can be found on the most oyster-laden flats during low incoming tides, these striped bandits will be foraging for oyster crabs so a crab pattern is the best fly for the job. If fly fishing isn’t your thing, live bait fishing with fiddler crabs and a fish finder rig vertically fished around bridges, docks and rocks will put the bend in the rod.


Tricks To Catch More Flounder