We launched at about 7am right at slack tide. We paddled to our spot and began casting doa paddle tails in the new "watermelon clear holographic" color. We coated the soft plastics in pro cure bait sent to make the lures more enticing. We managed to catch a few trout.
We then came across some manatee that came to close for comfort. So we had to move in fear they might flip the kayaks if they felt threatened. It was nice to see so many manatees in good health but the large sea cows can be quite intimidating in a plastic kayak.
We continued fishing a new area and came across a large redfish sitting in a sand hole in a oyster bar area with no luck, we moved on to catch more trout.
Pat Practiced proper handling techniques using a lip grip and trying to handle the fish out of the water for the shortest amount of time possible. He made sure to wet his hand before touching the fish ensuring the protective slime coating would not be removed from the trout. Please remember to practice proper handling techniques especially as it is trout breeding season, therefore season is closed on the trout. So remember to practice catch and release.
I managed to catch quite a few trout also but only took one picture of a large 18" trout.
This video is from one of my favorite outdoor videographers at shallow water expeditions. Shows you first hand that the oil spill did not hurt the marsh as was predicted. The fishing is still great and the fish are all in good health. Some great news in this wonderful video.
Posted by David Kuhnke
I had the day off and a low pressure system came through, didn't think of looking at the weather until we got to the launch. Cloudy, windy, and drizzly rain conditions caused for less than optimal fishing conditions. Richard came out with me for some company. Put the kayaks on the car, went to lunch at the warf and we come to find out I had pick up a nice sized bolt in my tire. So a call to AAA and a slow ride home ended the day! Well here are some pictures of the day.
I Went to the famous Ft. Desoto park to fish. Wind was bad and so was the fishing but back at the launch there were many birds to greet me. So I snapped some shots this is what I came up with. Enjoy!
At the Launch at 7am and took the quick run to net some bait. One throw of the net at my secret bait spot and the live well was blacked out. We decided to run the beach to look for roaming tarpon. We ended up coming across a pod of dolphins and one of dolphins gave birth. A very cool site to say the least. Its sad to think that baby might not live much longer if BP doesn't get things fixed fast.
Went out with my dad for fathers day finally edited some photos. Had no luck as we went out mid day. We did however see reds tailing, just couldn't get them to eat.
Posted by David Kuhnke
Overall it was a great day on the water. Alot of fish were caught. If your looking for a very knowledgeable Capt. Tyler Kapela of Tyerless Fishing Charters Inc. He can be reached at 1-(727)-421-1051. Most captains are not polite, not personable and expect you to know everything, Capt Tyler knows his stuff and is willing to teach you in a polite, professional way. You know who to call for you next inshore or tarpon charter!