Fishing in the tidal Spartina grass flats of the south eastern US during the summer time can be very exciting as long as you plan your fishing trips based on the moon. The tide is perfect for tailing redfish during full moon and new moon periods. The fish will swim into very shallow water in the marsh grass looking for fiddler grabs, shrimp, mullet and mud minnows. Check out these awesome pictures of fishing in the grass.
|A tailing redfish caught in action|
|On the hunt for redfish|
|Awesome hook set action shot|
|Three spots on this redfish|
Full Moon Nights: Speckled Sea Trout
Trout fishing in the south can be productive year round but the best times for trout fishing are during the summer time at night and during the late fall when the water temperature drops below 65 degrees. At night time during the summer, the best fishing occurs during a full moon and a falling tide. If you can find bright dock lights with fast moving water, there will most likely be trout lurking and waiting to feed aggressively. During the fall, trout school up as the water temperature drops and trolling grubs or working a bank throwing groups is very effective.
|A mess of fall speckled sea trout|
|A huge gator trout|
Big Largemouth Bass: Pre-spawn Moon
All bass fishermen have a dream of tangling with an 8 plus pound largemouth, but fish this size are rarely caught by most anglers. Many pro bass fishermen and serious weekend warriors believe that the moon's affect is most pronounced during the late winter and the start of the spring, and the best fishing days are prior to a full moon just before spawning really kicks off. Increase your chances of catching a wall-hanger largemouth and consult solunar fishing tables during the spring and then go an wet a line!
|A monster largemouth bass|