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Updated: 05/02/2014 08:00:01AM

Hook it right, get a bite

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By Capt Mike Myers

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For those of you who haven’t noticed, over the past 10 days or so our weather has finally started to stabilize — you know, become more like springtime. This long-awaited change in the weather has thankfully allowed the spring run of baitfish to start pouring into our little corner of the world. So, now that the spring fishing season has finally started to kick itself into full gear, you live-bait anglers now have something fun and exciting to look forward to every morning: Throwing your castnets (fun, fun).

Do you like catching snook, trout and redfish? Then you’re in luck, because there are perfect sized pinfish, greenbacks and threadfin herring all over our area’s grassflats that will work great on these fish. Perhaps you would you rather soak bigger baits for tarpon, cobia and kingfish. If so, head out into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with a few sabiki rigs and load your livewell full of cigar minnows, blue runners and sand perch. The big boys are also here and they’re just waiting to pounce on one of these baits — that is, if it’s presented just right.

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