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Pam W. Redfish Tampa Bay Trip

Posted by derick on March 29, 2016

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 So I had the chance to get Pam Wirth, lady angler for the Fishbrain Ap out this morning in the backwaters of Tampa Bay. The trip was originally planned to search for Juvenile Tarpon but between the wind and the lack of participation from the fish, we decided to move on towards the mangroves in search of Redfish or Snook.

 The conditions were less than favorable. There was absolutely no incoming and a storm brewing just miles away offshore heading right towards our location so we had to move fast.

 Most of the bait we saw were very small Glass Minnows and Creek Chubs so Pam tied on a Gold Pearl Tan Dawgslider by Unfair Lures and plugged it gracefully along the oyster crusted shoreline. Several blasts and a short-strike or two later, Pam was rewarded with this almost-personal-best Redfish at 30.5"! 

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 After a quick CPR, (catch photo release), we decided to move back towards the launch since the storm was closing in.

 On the way back, I assisted Pam in sight fishing this big Jack Crevalle in 8" of water! 

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 Altogether the day was not bad at all considering the bad conditions and short time on the water. Pam was definitely happy and that is what it's all about. 

 

Derick Burgos

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