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BF's Quick guide to nailing Big fish on the Keys Bridges

Lesson 1
Snook and Tarpon fishing on the Keys Bridges at night on live shrimp
Rod of choice 7 foot custom but a penn slammer or something of that nature works well. Reel of choice Spinning reel, Shemano Bait runner 6500 spooled with 15lb test or 20lb line, I prefer 15lb. Other reels Penn 650 or anything of this size. Leader 40 or 50 lb test Mono, I use 40lb test

Live shrimp is good for Tarpon and Snook at night, freelined, with a split shot on out going tide produces the most fish. Cast out into the Bay "Gulf side and allow current to bring back and go under bridge, bite will happen either just before or at bridge straight down, if it happens under bridge good chance it's a nice eating size Mangrove 2lbs or more, I believe others will concur "always wanted to use that word"LOL. there is more follow this link Click Here

Quick guide to running with the Fall Migratory run

The big fish, at this time, are out for the hunger and sport of it with the water just filled with food. At times I have seen so many Mullet for so far you could see the swells came in with hundreds of little heads and tails swishing around. As a big fish would creep up from below they would all at once move like the wave in a stadium. Watching at night with shoreline light it is quite a sight to see huge silver sides enveloping waves of white from all the mullet splashing up as far as you could see with the darkness of the night sky in the back ground and the sounds of the fish remarkable and unforgetable.

When fishing at this time it comes in bursts and I always have a back up rigged rod so if I get cut or something I am ready because it can be fast and furious. there is more follow this link Click Here

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June Broward County South Florida Boatless Fishing Report Forecast

Here comes the heat, Summer brings us calmer water and southern currents along the surf, bait begins to hold on the piers and inlets, as we move through the month bait will increase in amount. We should see Threadfins, Pilchards and Goggleeyes, lingering mullet around also.

Fishing starts to get a little tougher as you must target your fish because very few species will be in abundance except Tarpon, the northern migration tarpon run should be in full swing through june and are a sportmans dream and some reaching 150 to 175 pounds and are beasts and almost impossible for a shorebound fisherman to get in but every so often ever

Catching Tarpon from the Piers , Beaches and Inlets, from the Piers you can sight fish them with live Pilchard live lined, a nice size Mullet head lobed out from the beach will also work and at the inlets live or Dead will get you picked up.

Other fish that will begin to move in will be large cero mackerel, bonita little tuny and everyones favorite Mangrove snapper, the snapper will show best once the summer bait moves in thicker and the snapper will be stacked up under piers, docks or around structure inshore, best bet for the Mangrove snapper will be live shrimp, Silver-sides or any fresh cut white bait.

There will be Panfish in the surf and all will be easily caught on pieces of shrimp on a double chicken rig, your likely to catch Spots, Sand perch aka Mojarras, whiting, and maybe a straggler Pompano.

This time of year I bring fishing to the beach with me a snorkel and mask because if the fish arent hitting I'm a because the water is super clear and its hot on the beach.

Have a great June and get ready to take the kids fishing, summer break is almost here and they will have plenty of time so you need to make some time.

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