February 28, Kayak Fishing in Placida, Fl

Did a little pre fishing down south in Placida, Fl for the upcoming IFA Kayak Series stop out of Punta Gorda. The tournament is a combination of one redfish and one trout’s combined total inches. There are some pretty good prizes up for grab including a new Hobie kayak and cash.

I launched my kayak later than I had wanted to today around the crack of 11 am. The wind was strong out of the NW with blue bird skies and high pressure from the cold front we recently had pass through. My goal today was to not necessarily catch fish, but find fish that I could later come back to catch on tournament day. I started the day out with a mid slot redfish and two pulled hooks due to a broken hook (dang, that doesn’t happen often). I then spent the rest of the day paddling and observing, taking mental notes of all the areas I saw redfish. I’ll be back down to fish this week hopefully, the tournament is this Sunday, March 7 so hopefully the fish I found today will be good enough for a win on Sunday!

Tackle used today, TFO spinning rods, Shimano 3000’s, 20 lb leader and the old faithful exude gold dart.

Also, today marks the end of February which means the end to this month’s 321.com online tournament. I finished with 52.8 inches of one redfish and one trout combined, which was enough to earned my second place. You can view the results here;http://321fish.com/scores/standings/142

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