Friday, March 12, 2010

More Reds Every Day

Matlacha Pass is loading up with redfish right now that our Winter From Hell is finally over. We're still at least ten degrees below normal temperatures but the reds don't seem to mind. I stuck to sight casting on my trips this week and managed to pull in a couple decent fish, including this 22 incher pictured here. Fly fishing has been especially tricky since the water is still perfectly clear so casting shrimp works much better. Several guides have reported catching over a dozen fish in the deeper holes out in Pine Island Sound by blind casting and soaking cut bait. I don't use that method too often but more power to them for making it work so well. Anything to get the anglers back to Southwest Florida after all we've been through so far this year.