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Palm Coast Inshore Report

Fishing this past week has been good during the first hour of light especially when it coincides with low tide. Redfish have been working down the banks with their backs out eating little mullet and crabs along the way. Best artificial lures are soft plastic rigged weedless and worked slowly in front of redfish. Flounder have also showed up in good numbers in the flats during low tide, we have seen them flying out of the water in order to ambush their prey.

 

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Palm Coast Inshore Fishing Report

I always enjoy spending time on the water with families who emphasize that it’s all about their young child catching fish and not them. This day was one of those days where we set out to get 6 year old Emma Rose on some fish and that we did.

She had a blast naming every fish she caught including this nice snook who ate a live shrimp.

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After catching plenty of fish, it was dad’s turn to have some fun. We hit a creek that had some hungry redfish and John was able to hook and land this whopper!

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Overall it was a successful day!

 

Capt. Chris Herrera

www.PalmCoastFishing.com

386-503-6338

Palm Coast Fishing Report

Another great morning of chasing redfish in the shallow water flats of Palm Coast. I had the pleasure of having Joe, his son Thomas and grandpa Edwin aboard the Hells Bay skiff this morning. With the wind blowing less than 5mph and clear skies, it was easy to spot the first school of fish of the morning cruising down the intracoastal feeding on mullet. We positioned the skiff just ahead of the school and let a zara spook topwater plug fly into the strike zone which was pounced on immediately. Lil Thomas was first up and did a great job landing a jack that was just as big as him.

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We had a blast fighting these big jacks with topwater plugs but continued our adventure to the shallows in search of redfish on the oyster layden mud flats.

We immediately saw life around the oysters and bombed a topwater plug around the oyster beds that got completely had a nice redfish explode on the plug. After some near mishaps and tangles in the oysters we were able to entice this redfish to the boat.

 

Great job Joe!

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After a brief pause in redfish action, we decided to make a move to a hole which is normally loaded with small drum, redfish and snapper . I wanted to keep Thomas’s attention by letting him catch a few before moving on to another redfish spot.

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After a handful of fish, we moved to our last spot which proved to be our best spot. We were able to catch 4 redfish on back to back cast with Thomas landing a perfect 27 inch redfish.

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Capt. Chris Herrera

www.PalmCoastFishing.com

386-503-6338

Palm Coast Fishing Report

What another great charter for Don and Brenda Lampton from Palm Coast. We set out to catch some inshore redfish and we did exactly just that. The Lampton’s straight wore them out on quartered crabs on a daiichi 3/0 circle hook and big split shot. After it was all said and done I believe we totaled 20 redfish for the day.

 

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Capt. Chris Herrera

386-503-6338

www.PalmCoastFishing.com

Palm Coast Fishing Report

What a great week of catching redfish for all of my clients. Most of the redfish were caught using live bait but my lure anglers did great landing nice upper slot redfish on topwater plugs and soft plastics

 

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Palm Coast Fishing Report

Had the pleasure of spending some “water time” with Craig Wood and his grandson RJ. We had a blast watching RJ catch some lady fish, jacks and some nice slot redfish.

 

Here is a pic of one of RJ’s catches:

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Capt. Chris Herrera

www.PalmCoastFishing.com

386-503-6338

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Coast Inshore Report

The bite continues to be good this past week with upper slot redfish on both outgoing and incoming tides. For the lure enthusiast topwaters during first light or last light has given us some exciting explosions and aerial displays. Once the sun comes up we switched to soft plastic jerk baits on 1/4 ounce jig heads or weedless hooks working around submerged oyster beds. For those who choose to fish with bait, quartered crabs, cut mullet and cut ladyfish has put several redfish in the skiff. My simple rig consist of a Daiichi 3/0 circle hook and the heaviest split shot you can buy. Laying the bait in fish travel lanes will bend a rod in no time.

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Black drum have also made an appearance this month with many double ups. Live and dead shrimp or quartered crabs have enticed these fish to chew over and over again.

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Capt. Chris Herrera

www.PalmCoastFishing.com

386-503-6338

Spring Break Photo Report

As spring break starts to dwindle down I finally have a day off to post some of our recent catches and memories made from this past few weeks. I would like to thank all of my regular clients for letting me teach their kids how to fish and also watch them grow.

 

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Capt. Chris Herrera

www.PalmCoastFishing.com

386-503-633

Palm Coast Inshore Report

First light, outgoing tide and add schools of mullet, this formula makes for a successful morning outing for trout. Tie on your favorite topwater plug and get to casting, gator trout will be lurking around the bait pods along the ICW.. Working topwater and sinking plugs like a Sebile stick shad parallel to dropoffs and around creek mouths will guarantee success! Don’t over look deeper creek holes as “Gator Trout” can be taking residence.

 

Redfish will also be patrolling the shell banks of the ICW working the bait pods during low tides. Shallow flats that are holding mullet will have redfish shadowing mullet pods looking to eat all the shrimp and crabs the mullet kick up. A Fish Bites Extreme watermelon red flake color jerkbait on a Slayer 4/0 Penetrator 3/16oz. hook is great search bait for flats fishing. Oyster bed hopping and casting to spartina grass edges will also produce strikes as long as the mullet are around. If redfish are busting mullet switch to mullet imitators like my new favorite lure the Sebile stick shad in hollow mullet. Live bait fisherman should soak live mullet or shrimp around oyster bars on high tide using Daiichi 1/0-3/0 circle hooks.

 

Flounder should be chewing steady in the flats, creeks and inlet on outgoing tide being my favorite. Live finger mullet with a 000 split shot or using a Slayer inc. paddle tail paired with a  Slayer inc. jighead slowly bounced across the bottom will produce flatties. Jig fisherman will target deeper dropoffs with mud minnows or finger mullet. Doormats around the inlets will fall for 5-7 inch mullet on a fish finder rig. I prefer to use Daiichi D18Z J-hooks as I miss a lot of flounder on circle hooks.

 

Big Blue fish should continue to chew around Matanzas Inlet, they will bite just about any lure that resembles a mullet, first light is best for numbers. Ladyfish will be stacking up outgoing tides busting baitfish in the bigger creeks that will keep the kids occupied. Light jigs and paddle tails or live shrimp will get slammed by lady fish on every cast once you find them.

Watch the water temps off the beach to reach 64 degrees to 66 degrees which will bring in the triple tail. Fish the outgoing rip along Matanzas inlet for paired up triple tail. Another way to target triple tail is to look for floating debris. Live shrimp is normally best but artificial lures work as well.

 

Kevin and Sean had a great time catching some nice slot redfish on this cloudy day.

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Palm Coast Inshore Report

What a great week of fishing for redfish! I had the pleasure of taking Gloria, Mike and Ron out again for another redfish catching session. They put a whoopin on the fish and took home enough for dinner. Another great charter for Gloria and her family.

 

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