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Captain's Corner: Trout action good in fall

What's hot: With fall comes plenty of trout action. This time of year we like to use a shrimp under a Cajun Thunder bobber. Try to use the lightest mono leader possible. Ten- or 12-pound test is ideal. If you get broken off by byproduct fish such as snook, ladyfish or Spanish mackerel, go up to a 20- or 25-pound mono leader.

Tips: One trick to catching trout in the fall on the flats is to keep your bait just over the top of the sea grass. Try a quarter-ounce jig colored red, white or neon yellow with a New Penny Gulp Shrimp. Twitch or pop your bobber once every two minutes or when you see activity nearby and want to attract the fishes' attention. Live bait can be your best bet.

Joel Brandenburg of Ana Banana Fishing Company of Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin can be reached toll-free at 1-877-766-6566 or via e-mail at

Captain's Corner: Trout action good in fall 10/19/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:29pm]
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