Monday, November 30, 2009

Solo Redfishing





I shot out on my own to fish the best hour of the incoming tide this morning and hooked the first redfish I spotted. This catch was a combination of good timing and pure luck. I happened to be in the right place at the right time in Matlacha Pass with about a dozen tailing reds all around me. This 24 incher grabbed a bright green foam slider that I dropped right on its nose with my 9-weight Sage Xi-2. The water was so shallow that anything other than a fly would have scared these fish to death.

Sliders are the way to go right now with our low tides since they cast easily and land soft. They're also far less likely to snag any grass which will instantly turn off any fish, especially reds with their great eyesight.