New Port Richey/ Anclote River
We started 2 hours before high tide and fished 2 hours after. The trout and pompano bite was very slow. We decided to try some back country areas up in a few shallow water creeks. “Success” is the perfect word. We found deep water pools full of rocks on creek bends. The water was crystal clear and we were spotting mullet, snapper, sheephead and redfish swimming all over the place. It didn’t take long before we were hooked up with keeper size redfish. Almost every fish was 20-22”. Perfect for tender, fresh fillets. After we boated and put 4 keepers in the cooler we started catching more fish for fun. In all we landed 27 reds in about 75 minutes before we had to leave do to low tide conditions. It was an outstanding success considering the fact we were sure the fish were not biting out on the gulf flats. Sometimes you need to take the time and find new spots. They may just pay off and make for some very happy customers.
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