Monday, November 30, 2015

Dad's Slam

Normally when I take a family out on a charter it's the youngest or least experienced member who catches all the fish. That got flipped around on Sunday when local angler Todd Goguen outfished his boys Tyler and Sam in the north end of Pine Island Sound.  We were only using artificial baits since the pinfish and puffers are out of control right now.  Live shrimp won't last ten seconds on your hook before they're chewed to pieces.  Todd stuck with Gulps under a Cajun Cork for the whole morning and landed a handful of big trout, the 26" red in the photo above, and a 24" snook on his last cast to complete the Slam.  I have to admit, it was very cool to see an old guy show his boys how it's done for a change.  Nice job, Todd. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Windy Day Slam From Pine Island Sound

Here's a few shots from yesterday when the winds were still gusting over 15 knots. It wasn't an easy day to be out there but we still made it work. Local angler Dr. Alejandro Miranda-Sousa landed this excellent Slam that included several slot-legal trout like the 21 incher in the bottom photo.  All of these fish were caught on artificials such as Gulps and FlatsHQ soft plastics tossed right against the exposed banks of northern Pine Island Sound. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Legends Of The Salt

If you're even the least bit interested in saltwater fly fishing set aside 20 minutes to watch this excellent video:

Legends of the Salt from American Museum of Fly Fishing on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2013 Ankona Shadowcast For Sale

I'm posting this for a friend who's reluctantly selling this extremely popular, Florida built microskiff.  This 16 foot Ankona Shadowcast is in like-new condition with less than 50 hours on the Tohatsu 20hp outboard.  The current price is only $10,600 and you can click here for more photos and details

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pre Cold Front Trout

This is a shot from Thursday morning when we were pulling in the speckled trout one after the other in Matlacha Pass. As usual, these fish knew that bad weather was on its way and were feeding heavily before the storms came. This 20 incher was one of four that came back for dinner that day. Lots of wind and much cooler temps coming in the next few days so good luck if you manage to get out there.