Captain Ryan Hackney – Fishing Report – 04-01-2013

Captain Ryan Hackney – Fishing Report – 04-01-2013
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—–The fishing this week was good even though it was winter-like weather.  Before the front we were catching a lot of redfish, snook and trout.
—–After the front had passed, the water cooled down and the target species were sheepshead, grouper, and Spanish mackerel.
—–The weather has been fickle as of late but it will warm-up soon. The shiners will flood the grassflats and the fishing will be off the hook!

Captain Ryan Hackney – Fishing Report – 03-11-2013

Captain Ryan Hackney-Fishing Report-03-11-2013
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—Fishing was very good last week as water temps climbed into the upper 60’s. Trout were biting well, especially on the deeper grass flats around Egmont Key along with some bluefish.
—The spring fishing will continue to heat up as the water temp continues to rise. We’ll be looking to cast net live shiners as bait soon. All we need is a week of warm days.
—We also had great bites on redfish, snook, and grouper. Bill Gamble, along with Capt. Ryan Hackney, are pictured here with a nice redfish. The redfish are still around some docks in our area. Lots of near-shore grouper that need to be released alive. Remember, all snook must also be released.

Captain Ryan Hackney – Fishing Report – 02/26/13

Captain Ryan Hackney-Fishing Report-02-26-2013
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—This past week my clients and I have been able to get consistent catches of small permit and good sized pompano. These fish have been caught while moving through the edges of the passes, and have been eating shrimp-tipped jigs. Small white bucktail jigs, pompano jigs, crazy jigs, and of course a plain old shrimp will all work fine if you locate the fish.
—To locate the fish, try slowly moving along the edges of the passes with the sun at your back. Look for groups of small dark shadows swimming quickly along the sand bottom.

– Captain Ryan Hackney