Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pine Island Sea Trout

Even though we're all busy chasing snook and redfish now that it's a great season for both, there's still plenty of nice sea trout around if you're looking for an easy meal. I call the sea trout Florida's easiest gamefish and it really is. You can catch them over almost any grass flat around this area. I landed the one in the photo above on a #4 Schminnow fly just blind casting south of the Matlacha drawbridge. I was on my skiff but this is an area that I've often kayaked to from the canals of Matlacha. From the kayak ramp at Matlacha Park this flat is only a fifteen minute paddle.