Easiest way to catch pinfish (bullbuster.net 12/5/16



Hey guys its Captain Kyle Skipper and I am going to show you how I catch pinfish. First off I am not a huge fan of a cast net due to the fact that my boat is usually full of people when I go fishing and there just isn't enough room to properly throw a net on my boat. I do however enjoy fishing with live and cut pinfish so I use a little different technique to catch my pinfish.

Thing you will need:

A very light fishing pole

light fishing line ( I use Bullbuster 20 pound )

Leader Line ( I use Bullbuster 20 pound Fluorocarbon leaderwhich is a little overkill but I away have it on my boat)

A small cork * nothing fancy I normally use the little basic red and white clip on bobbers that you can get from just about any tackle shop

small hooks * I usually use a small gold basic j hook in a 16 to 10 size depending on what size pinfish you would like to target


Tiny piece of bait * I use leftover gulp pieces but others use squid

How to make it work.

This is a very difficultand time consuming technique so pay close attention

Tie your bobber onto your braided line (I recommend either a uni knot or a palomar knot)

next tie on a piece of leader the length that will make your hook sit fairly close to the bottom but not quite touch * if fishing in deeper water a pinch on weight can be added to get the hook to the desired depth but attach it at least 6 inches above the hook to allow it to flow more naturally

Next tie on your hook * Palomar knot which is way overkill but I am not the kind of guy who memorizes 500 knots I use three knots for everything I do but that will be another article.

Now the really hard part - cut off a piece of bait (I normally use a piece of leftover gulp that has been torn to pieces) just large enough to cover the end of your hook.

Then throw it in the water

If there are pinfish in the area I am certain that you will catch plenty. This is also a fun way to keep the young ones busy on the boat. If I ever have a charter where I take out young kids I always prepare extra pinfish rods for just this thing. I put them to work doing my job and they don't even realize it. Normally an adult or two will want to get in on all the action too.

If there is anything you would like me to discuss please feel free to contact me through any of the links at the top of this page.

Look forward to seeing you all on the water.

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What is Steinhatchee ? I get asked that question on a regular basis even amongst seasoned anglers. Steinhatchee is a small fishing village on the west coast of the state of Florida, it is literally a villa by definition. It is also where I call home. Steinhatchee doesn't have any stoplights but it is absolutely full of great people and world class fishing. Our little town is known for its top notch flats fishing for redfish and spotted sea trout and our many offshore artificial reefs full of the gulfs finest gamefish, and a few reef donkies. There are multiple marinas here in town to choose from and none of them will disappoint; there is the old school style and flare of the River Haven marina and its eclectic fishing with grandpa feel and its quiet laid back ways, then there is the Good Times marina with its pub on the docks called " Who Dat " which is the place to be for the game and tipping back a beer and eating the best chicken wings you have ever had. And then there is the marina where you find the Marker One crew ( a fat red bearded guy and his little blonde wife) the Sea Hag marina which is a one stop shop for any angler looking for a fishing get-a-way. Sea Hag offers everything from a wide selection of live and frozen baits to artificials, 24 foot Carolina skiffs decked out for fishing and lodging from a shack for your fishing buddies to a two story house that sleeps 15 with granite countertops and all the fru-fru amenities to rival any resort. I guess since this is labeled a fishing report I should discuss the current fishing situation. Well..... it a transitional period here in the Hatch the water temps are fluctuating due to mother nature not making up her mind. Once it stays cool for more than a day the reds and trout will start to move up in the river and anybody will be able to catch fish until they are bored. Its the perfect time of year to throw on some braided fishing line , nothing super heavy 20 pounds will be more than plenty and jig the bottom with a white soft plastic and catch all the trout you want. This time of year you could walk across the river boat to boat because the trout get so thick in the river. All and all come see us here in Steinhatchee and if you want to make sure you still have a foot on your boat when you get back give me a call at Marker One Flats Charters.

***** Ps. anchoring in the channel is against the law and very annoying lets not do that.  Contact Capt.Kyle Skipper