Cold winter morning fishing

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It was a chilly January morning as I headed out on Fowl River with local guide, Captain Bobby Abruscato. Our expectations were low, but if anyone can find some fish, Bobby can. Lots of pelicans and cormorants were feeding in the river. This was a sign of a possible fish kill after last week’s hard freeze.

Fishing reports have been poor recently, so we started out up river, where the bite was strong a few weeks ago. We found some decent action on the smaller fish on a pretty stretch of the river. The goal was to weed through the smaller ones and find a keeper. But, it wasn’t meant to be.

Colder weather and recent rain may have ended the bite up river, so Captain Bobby made a move to the south. And, boy did the bite heat up in a big way! We both caught plenty of nice reds on artificial lures.

Next week on outdoors in part two of our trip, I will show you the techniques that brought in some beautiful slot redfish.

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