Friday, September 4, 2009

Redfish By The Ton Off Pine Island

This morning it seemed like every redfish in the ocean was swimming through Pine Island Sound. With a perfect incoming tide, 82 degree water, and bait everywhere, it was a total flood of reds for several hours. The only drawback was high clouds that kept us from seeing many of these fish until the were right underneat the boat and a lot of grass in the water that kept fouling our flies.

New York angler Rich Lamanna was on the bow all morning throwing cast after cast at tailing and cruising reds. The one pictured above was a perfect 24 inch fish that ate an orange and red streamer pattern. Rich also hooked up using a deer hair slider and broke off a big oversized redfish right at high tide. Awesome day.