Navigating Low Tide & Crazy Winds To Find BIG Fish

I was out on the road in this one navigating low tide and crazy winds to find BIG fish!!

This report is from the St. Augustine, Florida area while I was out scouting spots for upcoming tournaments.

Be sure to stick around to unlock the trends of the trip that made it a successful one!

Navigating Low Tide And Crazy Winds To Find BIG Fish [VIDEO]

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Equipment Used:

Note: Here’s a list of my core assortment of lures that I take out on every trip in case you’d like to see my most trusted lures: Panhandle Big Bend Inshore Tackle Bundle

I launched in an area I have never been to before.

The tide was falling fast and I had to move quickly.

There was absolutely no lack of bait anywhere around me.

It was not until the tide almost completely dropped out that I found some fish along an oyster bar.

Although I couldn’t get any fish to eat, I knew this would be the ideal zone to look for as I pushed further into the marsh.

The wind was a major obstacle and it made it very tough to pinpoint my casts where I wanted.

A beautiful redfish came up and slurped the Wake Bait down!

I had been out there for a few hours with nothing to show before that fish.

But waiting for that tide to fall was ultimately the ticket to finding the BIG fish.

I hooked into another solid fish that immediately dragged me back into a bed of oysters.

This is another reason why it is critical to constantly check your leader lines and retie if necessary.

Overall, this was an extremely tough trip and it was a huge grind to find those fish.

But using the clues I picked up along the way, I was able to lock into a trend and find feeding fish.

These redfish were jumping in and out of cut-outs in the oysters picking off bait passing by and also looking for grass shrimp.

When it is insanely windy out there and it’s tough to maintain a connection to your lure, I always lean on the Strike King KVD Wake Bait.

This is my go-to lure for windy days when conditions are tough.

The bill on the front of the lure allows it to sit just below the water line and call fish in.

It triggers an instinctive reaction from predatory fish as it passes by.

If you see baitfish hitting the surface, this is a great option to mimic those behaviors.

Do you have any more questions about this trip?

What questions do you have about the Wake Bait?

Have you found success with this lure on your own trips??

Go ahead and get the conversation started in the comments section!!

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Finding The Fish Help

In order to help make sure that you are targeting the right areas based on the latest feeding trends and upcoming weather forecasts, make sure to use the following 3 resources because they will save you a ton of time.

1. Weekend Game Plans (updated weekly)

These regional game plans will show you exactly what types of spots to target in under 10 minutes… just click the video to start, and you’ll be informed on what to do on your next trip.

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2. Smart Fishing Spots Platform (updated every 15 minutes)

This exclusive software literally shows you where the most fish are likely to be feeding based on exactly when you’ll be fishing. It factors in the tides, wind, and weather to help you quickly see which areas to target throughout the day.

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3. Community Reports (live feed)

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