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Captain's Corner: Cold front ushers in redfish

What's hot: The past two weeks have been the best redfishing of the year. Reds are showing up in my "secret" spots, places that have had little to no action the past three or four years.

What to look for: I have spots to fish on a low tide and a high tide. Low tide spots can be the most difficult to find. When the water gets too low for the fish on the flats, you have to figure out where they move to. I watch the school's movement and which direction they fall off the flat. After years of watching schools of fish, I have developed a theory of their movements and where they are going based on the tide. Figure that out, and you'll have a "secret" spot. The last time I hit my low tide spot it yielded numbers of fish that I haven't seen in years.

Great catch: Dell Dameron, Mike Wilson and Alan Higbee went out the day the first cold front of the fall was forecast to move through. From the first cast to the last, more than six hours of fishing, they landed 54 redfish and a ton of sea trout.

Captain Rob Gorta can be reached at (727) 647-7606 or visit

Captain's Corner: Cold front ushers in redfish 10/04/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:21pm]
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