Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kayak Fishing On The Flats, Pine Island Florida


Last year's April issue of Kayak Angler Magazine had a short but very good article about fishing the waters of Pine Island, Florida. It got me thinking about how excellent this area is for any angler looking for an easy trip for light tackle fishing in salt water. You can read the article here.


Pine Island and Matlacha have been a second home to me for over nine years now and I'm thrilled to be spending the entire 2010 tarpon season up here. After ten years of fighting the crowds in Key West and four years of only hooking twenty pounders on Vieques, the monsters of Pine Island Sound will be a welcome challenge this year and a chance to return my big tackle back into the fight.


This is the only place in all of Florida that rivals the Keys for the sheer amount of shallow water fly fishing opportunities, not just for tarpon but snook, redfish, and trout, too. On top of all that, getting to Pine Island is far less expensive and it's accommodations are a fraction of the cost of Key West's.


My schedule is wide open for tarpon fishing in the spring and summer or great redfish this fall, so feel free to give me a call at (787)435-4833 and we'll talk about booking a trip in this excellent and affordable part of Florida. Or check out my redesigned website at: www.wildflycharters.com.