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Captains corner: Snook on move, redfish schools get aggressive

What's new: inshore game fish will start holding on spoil islands and deeper mangrove shorelines.

Tip:Chumslinger and spread them along the shoreline trees. Mangrove points and oyster bars with good current are the key areas to search. Look for baits that get popped or eaten farther down the edge. This is an indicator of fish willing to eat.

Snook movement: As the water clears, downsize the leader to get snook to eat. A 25-pound fluorocarbon leader with 2/0 hooks works best. Freeline a greenback to allow it to swim naturally. Medium baits have outproduced the larger ones.

Schools of reds: Once the tide starts to peak out, the mangroves become the prime hunting ground. Cast to any depression or pothole along a shoreline that lies in the shade.

Captains corner: Snook on move, redfish schools get aggressive 08/27/09 [Last modified: Thursday, August 27, 2009 6:09pm]
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