Redfish on the DOA CAL Goldrush


The last 3 times I was out actually fishing we were trying to get a tarpon on fly.  I have to say we are batting a 1000, a 1000 at not catching any that is. We would get eats but just can not close the deal.

So today was the first time I went out and did some fishing since getting skunks after skunks trying to get tarpon on fly…!@#$@#%!^!^!#^!#^#!$%!@#$@!#$.

Kent of Breathe like a fish apparel called me up about 5pm and said he is pulling a boat and is planning on fishing down the street from me. He said he was by himself and see if I wanted to get on board and do a little fishing. Since I’ve been pretty much cooped up inside doing computer work pretty much all week, I figured this would be a good chance to wet a line and not get frustrated.

The water conditions was sorta murky and low visibility. The tide was moving great though so we fished our first area in the back country. It took a bit to get the bite going but we did started catching some small reds to keep us occupied. Mixed in the bag were a few lady fish and of course some small trout.

Gold Rush DOA cal shad tail #415

The nice fish of the day came in at just¬† about 27″ and it’s probably my best red fish this year. The lure I threw all day was my confidence red fish lure for Tampa bay, the DOA CAL in Gold Rush color on a 1/4oz jig head. It paid off again today so it stays the confidence lure.


Thanks Kent for giving me a shout.