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Hubbard’s Inshore Report 1-7-16


The flounder and sheepshead bite inside Johns Pass has turned on! Almost every local angler we talked to when collecting fishing report info said they had caught either a flounder or a sheepshead. The speckled and silver trout are going nuts at night around the dock lights too. Snook bite is slower due to cold water but a few are still being caught when the water is moving. Red fish along the oyster bars inside the pass are biting okay for guys willing to brave the cold and windy weather. Cut ladyfish, mullet, or other smelly baits are best choice for the slow moving winter time redfish. Cesar Torres and his son were fishing just west of the Johns Pass Bridge from the rocks catching flounder on dead squid weighted to the bottom. James Miller from Largo was catching sheepshead and flounder on the very eastern beginning of the north Jetty of Johns Pass. His bait of choice was whitebait for the flounder and shrimp for the sheepshead. Anthony Foti Jr. from Wesley chapel reported catching a nice snook from the north Jetty of Johns pass using a live whitebait free lined into the current. Anthony Foti Sr. from New Jersey was out fishing with his son catching Flounder on the western tip of the Johns Pass Jetty. Aaron Scott also from Wesley Chapel was catching nice sheepshead using live shrimp on a free line letting the bait sweep down the rocky jetty.




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