Alabama cranks out some fine inshore anglers! One of them joins us in this episode of Inshore Interviews.
Patric Garmeson is an Alabama native who grew up fishing Mobile Bay. When he was young, his family would simply anchor up and throw live or dead bait.
As he got older he learned to target specific species of fish. That is when his passion for inshore fishing really took off!
He was on a trip with repeat clients when they experienced a tough bite. No matter how many spots they hit and how many presentations he tried he could not get a bite!
It was a grind to catch a trout and a flounder, but what he learned is this: he should not have kept grinding in one spot for so long. He says he should have kept moving and do what we call an “area change”.
He was told by an experienced guide to leave all his tackle and fish with a single hook. No egg sinkers, no extra tackle.
This caused Patric to learn how to fish more effectively and, as a result, he caught more speckled trout. He was truly doing more with less!
When fishing a new area, Patric begins with Google Earth, to get the lay of the land. Once he gets out there he looks for some kind of activity to cue him onto biting fish. These include diving birds, fish slicks, jumping bait, etc.
Once he determines he is in an area with feeding fish, he will start experimenting with lures and presentations to learn what they want and how they want it cast to them.
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Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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