Thursday, December 18, 2014

Late December Redfish In Matlacha Pass

Went out hunting for tailing reds on the fly rod with my buddies Tyler and Forrest this morning. Perfect incoming tides but still a bit chilly for my liking.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Spoonbills In Formation

One of my favorite species doing their best to show off their flying skills and stunning colors over Matlacha Pass. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Keep Hitting Mangroves For Snook

Now that they're out of season, big snook are more eager to bite than ever.  Don't ask me why, but this is always the case.  And since the water is currently in the low 60's each morning, which is bit chilly for snook, you've got a great excuse to sleep in a bit and hit the water around 10AM.  Live bait still works better than anything but if you want to land one on fly try a 2/0 Deceiver and drop it right against the roots.  That's what fooled the 28 incher in the photo just south of Smokehouse Bay. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cape Tool and Tackle Open House/Pig Roast On Saturday

Be sure to stop by Cape Tool and Tackle's annual open house and pig roast on Saturday, the 13th starting at 10AM.  This is a really fun event thrown by one of the best bait and tackle shops in the area and located at 405 NE Pine Island Road in Cape Coral.  There will several different seminars by local captains and Mark Nichols, owner for DOA lures will be on hand.  I'll be there with my new Beavertail Ambush and the $5 plate of wild hog is more than worth the trip.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Beavertail Ambush Photos

Over the past twenty years I've owned half a dozen skiffs and have run just about every other shallow water boat out there.  None of them have made me smile more than my new Beavertail Ambush.  I'll have a full review and fishing report from it in the next few days.  In the meantime, give me a call at 239-565-2960 if you want to try it for yourself.