Peace River Fishing

Hey guys! Check out this short clip from my fishing charter that I did today!  We went up the Peace River today and here is a video of  client catching his FIRST Redfish.

As we move in to the winter months a lot is going to change regarding the style of fishing and the bait that you fish with. Most of the bait is going to move into deeper water and the shrimp will be moving into our harbor.

One of my favorite places to fish this time of the year is the Peace River. The reason why is because there are a lot of deep banks along the river which hold Redfish, Trout and Snook. When I’m river fishing I like to find the deep banks with some kind of structure. I typically fish the South end of the Peace River.

In the winter time the tides can move very fast with the North winds helping to push it and that is what makes fishing the river so nice because you are sheltered from the wind. I like to use 1/8 or ¼ ounce jig heads this time of the year for the river. Weight size depends on how fast the tide is moving that day.

My bait of choice is shrimp from November – February (medium to large in size) the biggest I can get! I horn hook the shrimp with the jig heads meaning I hook the shrimp directly behind the eyes. Once I have my bait set up and I find the perfect shore line, then I will fish my spot for 10 – 15 minutes. If you don’t get a bite in that amount of time, move on! It is important to let the bait sit for a little longer when you are fishing in cooler weather.

Redfish Caught on the Peace River With Capt. George Frantz

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