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Capt. Hemmer's fishing tips: 11/13

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By CAPT. DOUG HEMMER
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WHAT'S HOT: Past trips have had large schools of redfish moving on to the flats during the incoming tide. They have been feeding on cut pinfish and ladyfish. During the highest part of the tide, they were striking live white bait and scaled sardines free-lined on the edge of the school. Live chumming would help keep the school from away from the boat.

We will now see tides that are low during the day. This will push the reds off the flats and make them hard to locate. Try to get on the flats before the tide gets too low to hold the reds. Follow the school as it moves off the flats and fish the drop-off they went to.

KINGFISH: Strong winds out of the north will dirty near-shore waters and push the kings farther offshore. Most of the baits were in 23ft of water that had a hard bottom. Most of the bait schools were threadfins. Use the threadfins and slow troll on the outside of the bait school. Driving through the bait will make them dive deeper. They will then be harder to locate.

If the bait schools are not visual on the surface, move to the artificial reefs. Most of the reefs will hold bait that you can mark on your depth recorder.

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