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Nice fishing trip with uneven results, by Gary Rankel

Bob Smaldone and Art Myjak hit the water with me at first light in Ozello yesterday.
Bob got a nice over-slot redfish that Art got a nice shot of, and Art got 2 under-slot reds.
I had a big red crash down on my topwater lure twice but missed both times (darn-it).
I did manage a few small trout.
The wind kicked up in the late morning so we were glad to have our Wavewalks to facilitate the paddle back.
I also had to attach a picture I took Monday of a fellow fishing off a pier in the Ozello area who enjoyed the company of a friendly blue heron looking for scraps.


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Bob posing with his redfish
Photo: Art Myjak


Two fishers on the dock


Kayak fishing for redfish in St. Augustine, by Gene Andrews

I like to fish for reds in very shallow water, up to 12″ deep. The W500 is the perfect kayak for that, since it moves well in the grass and weeds. Sitting higher and standing up give me a better view of the water around me, so I can see where the fish are, or may be.


High and Dry Kayaks

A stakeout pole works better than an anchor in such shallow water

Not every kayak works as well as the W500 for shallow water fishing.

A nice day on Fish Creek, by Gary Rankel

Had a nice day on Fish Creek in Ozello with an overcast sky keeping the temp down. Got 1 snook and 3 reds, but no trout so no slam. Had another big snook jump and throw my lure in my face right next to the W. My friend Art got a few trout – said he missed a 24 incher (he wouldn’t exaggerate would he).


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Sanibel fishing trip, by Jeff Taubes

I took my kayak down to the Sanibel Causeway today to do some fishing and relaxing.

Sanibel causeway

The view and water today was absolutely spectacular. It was the kind of crystal clear Florida day you wish for when your on vacation or in my case have a day off. I am always amazed at the difference of my view in the water and the fish I can see with the polarized glasses when I stand up as compared to sitting down.


I caught about a dozen trout and few Jacks. The gulp were working really well.

Maybe next week I will get some Reds to bite instead of just chasing them off.


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