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by Pmoconnor89
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

Hathaway park boat ramp on Washington loop is where I have always launched.
by Pmoconnor89
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

I was out the day before he was. Bummed for him because it was going off when I was there, guess he had a relatively slow day yesterday.
by Pmoconnor89
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Bluegill on the fly in Punta Gorda

Made a trip to a new area I have been meaning to get out to for nearly a year now. Shell Creek is a freshwater creek system off of the Peace River in Punta Gorda. I had heard good reports of panfish and bass in the past from this location and put it up on my list of places to try out. The main reaso...
by Pmoconnor89
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Mid March fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Mid March fishing

Definitely will get into some trout and red action, but like DaveR said it can be breezy. Helps to launch on the side of the bay that the wind is coming from to stay a little protected, also helps to fish earlier in the morning. Find some moving mullet and you should find some fish :thumbright:
by Pmoconnor89
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: First River trip of the winter 1-6-14
Replies: 3
Views: 357

First River trip of the winter 1-6-14

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YyXvNpI9wTI/UsspYLcdxZI/AAAAAAAAAYw/gYmJ1d7TR5Q/s800/image.jpeg Location : Brackish water area of Myakka River Time : 0845-1445 Tides : Outgoing Weather : Overcast, pre-frontal conditions, Hi/Lo 68/57, Winds 10-15, gusting to 30. Vessel : Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5 Fi...
by Pmoconnor89
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Babcock Webb 12-20-13
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Babcock Webb 12-20-13

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nNL95De15ro/UsBdMJxVJ4I/AAAAAAAAAYE/1i4o2NoDYw4/s400/image_2.jpeg Location : Webb Lake Time : 0645-1030 Tides : N/A Weather : Sunny, post front conditions. Hi/Lo 84/55, Winds 8-15. Vessel : Native Ultimate 14.5 Kayak. Fish : 15+ Largemouth bass to 14" Tactics : Spinning ge...
by Pmoconnor89
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: 12-19-13 Winter Slam
Replies: 3
Views: 383

12-19-13 Winter Slam

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f-XJ9aoTp3A/UsBZHvvxtlI/AAAAAAAAAXo/NPi4NdtxTHQ/s320/image_4.jpeg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uk2pD2rmMvE/UsBXDniqJII/AAAAAAAAAXc/W9UGXZmyr3M/s400/image_3.jpeg Location : Gasparilla sound area of Charlotte Harbor Time : 0745-1030 Tides : Low @ 0826 Weather : Sunny, post fron...
by Pmoconnor89
Tue May 28, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Palma Sola 5-24
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Palma Sola 5-24

Headed to Bradenton to fish Palma Sola Bay with my brother. He recently moved to Bradenton and neither of us had fished the area before so we decided to do some exploring. The bay is a lot larger than the areas I am used to fishing. The bay has a large quantity of fish able water, with tons of mangr...
by Pmoconnor89
Sat May 25, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: red lake
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: red lake

I haven't in a couple of years, but from my experience I have always had luck on smaller sized snook (15-20 inches) up in the lake area. Very shallow water without a lot of grass or oysters or bottom structure at all though. The canal that runs under the bridge on the way to the park is a bit deeper...
by Pmoconnor89
Wed May 15, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Englewood 5/15
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Englewood 5/15

I chose to hit the same area I had success in last week in search of another slam. My plan was to hit the skinny area for a redfish, then immediately paddle across the bay to get to the spot I found the large snook hanging around my last time out. The first part worked like a charm, managed a snook ...
by Pmoconnor89
Wed May 15, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Englewood 5/9
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Englewood 5/9

Lately I have found a nice pattern in some really skinny water. An area right by one of my favorite launches that I have paddled past dozens of times was showing plenty of signs of life on a trip last week. Mullet were huddled up and causing quite a commotion. I saw a few tails in the area but the o...
by Pmoconnor89
Fri May 03, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Bluegill with a surprise
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Bluegill with a surprise

Set out yesterday morning in search of the ever elusive 10 inch bluegill. The weather was perfect for it, overcast without much wind. I began early by working a size 10 popper along the shoreline and picked off a couple of fish almost immediately. After that though, the action slowed dramatically. I...
by Pmoconnor89
Thu May 02, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Sheepshead... on topwater!
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Sheepshead... on topwater!

Staged!?...Never caught one on artificial, let alone top water. Is it 2 separate fish? The hook is locked into the the left cheek on 2 photos and, the right on 1 photo. Very curious. Great catch otherwise. Two seperate fish. Larger one got a treble on the side of the face and is in the picture with...
by Pmoconnor89
Wed May 01, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Sheepshead... on topwater!
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Sheepshead... on topwater!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TBGIjJ_s6mY/UYF-t6WY6mI/AAAAAAAAAPk/C5WZjPRzevg/s1600/image+(2).jpeg These fish were keyed in on pass crabs drifting out of Stump Pass in Lemon Bay and as a result were very willing to eat a topwater lure. I had never caught a sheepie on an artificial and never in a millio...
by Pmoconnor89
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: 4-14-13 New Personal Best Snook
Replies: 3
Views: 404

4-14-13 New Personal Best Snook

I took my brother out for a saltwater trip. He got really in to bass fishing while living in Korea and has kind of shyed away from saltwater fishing lately in favor of chasing largemouth in local lakes and ponds. He wanted to try and catch a few trout, snook or redfish to kind of mix things up. We m...
by Pmoconnor89
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: 4-8-13 Gasparilla Sound/Placida Area
Replies: 2
Views: 321

4-8-13 Gasparilla Sound/Placida Area

Got out to fish for a solo trip after getting off work in the morning. Fished about 3 hours from 7:30-10:30 and managed 5 fish. The best part about those 5 fish is that three of them were redfish. I have a hard time consistently targeting the reds in this certain spot but found a pattern that worked...