Freezing cold weather and 6 ft. tides mean a lot to me. The highlight of it all is fishing for big black sea bass as they stack up thick on the offshore reefs. Let me re-assure you, if you go, the fish are there. With a little effort in fishing your structure properly, you will find a lot of hungry “green heads” on any piece of structure on the map. We spent the first day of the new year loading our cooler with some very large sea bass. The incoming tide is absolutely brutal for this fishing and that was..
If you could rate fish with a bad attitude, Jack’s would be on top of your brutality list. These copper and yellow giants roam the sounds and rivers all summer long just looking for something to kill, because they can. I started to notice the bigger Jacks showing during Tarpon fishing trips this Month. These fish are so brutal, they are often mistaken for tarpon on their initial run and these fish will dump a reel that doesn’t have a pile of line on it with a tight drag. The most exciting method used to target these larger Jack Crevalle..
Many trips to Georgia’s 40 Mile live bottom over the last few years proves this Spring to be far better than years past for big (Mule) Red Snapper. As we approached the R-5 Tower, we stopped in close for a bait check around the legs. Thousands of peanut cigar minnows surrounded the north tower legs, so we picked up 50 or so and headed east as I beat myself up for not having caught any Pinfish the day before. Now, lets get started! Anybody who reads my articles knows I am a bottom fisherman of many targets. After all the..