Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Big Sea Trout In Matlacha Pass



Lately it's been hard to catch a sea trout that was under the 15 inch size limit. The two pictured here were caught yesterday on a topwater Bagley Mullet just south of the Matlacha drawbridge. The grassfields just east of the island have also been producing a number of keeper size trout and you can easily access these areas with a kayak. I love targeting trout since they're one of the most user-friendly gamefish in all of Florida. Working a topwater lure is easy for anyone and you get great visual strikes. A pair of sea trout like these will easily make a meal for four people and you can release everything else you catch.