Captain Ted Nesti Inshore fishing

10.0 lb. Snook caught by Captain Ted Nesti Inshore fishing fishing in Florida on 12/06/15

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10.0 lb. Snook caught by Captain Ted Nesti Inshore fishing fishing in Florida on 12/06/15
35.0" / 10.0 lb. Snook caught by Captain Ted Nesti Inshore fishing fishing on Sunday December 06, 2015 at 16:11 near Saint Petersburg in Pinellas County, Florida (FL), United States North America using a Baitfish

MERRY CHRISTMAS MANGROVES!

You know it's wintertime in Florida when the fickle winds begin to blow. Leave the house and there's barely a breeze, but by the time you get to the boat ramp, it's blowing a gale. Thankfully, the many bayous around the Bay Pines area of Boca Ciega Bay provide the perfect solution. The small copses of mangroves provide relief from the wind and offer a bounty of sport fish, especially during the incoming tide. This week we motored out to the skinny waters of those bayous for a fantastic time catching redfish and snook.

Bait fish were abundant, so it didn't take long to fill the livewell with the pilchards and pinfish. We pitched these baits as close to the mangroves as we could and let them set because patience is key to mangrove fishing. Within 30 minutes we landed and released a feisty and fighting 26- inch snook. Just a few casts later, we hooked up a monster 36-inch snook that gave us quite the 'round-the-boat battle. When the snook action died down, we tried some new spots among the mangroves and started catching redfish. For the rest of the day we were hooking up some beautiful redfish, all in the 18-to-26 inch slot. Redfish get lazy as the temperatures cool, but once they're hooked they put up a fun fight.

The bite slowed as the incoming tide began to wane, so we headed back to the boat ramp happy to have some tales to tell of the ones that DIDN'T get away. The wintertime bayou strategy once again prov

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