Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Snook On Fly, Matlacha Pass

This is one of several snook that were hitting Puglisi baitfish patterns yesterday along the mangroves from Big Dead Creek up to Two Pines in the northern Pass. I didn't land any that would have been legal sized but the amount of these juveniles I'm seeing tells me that our population is just fine despite last winter's freeze. The state probably won't reopen the season in the fall and allow anglers to keep any snook but that will hopefully happen next year when the fish like the one in the photo hit the leagal limit. Until then you can still have a great time catch and release fishing for them with barbless flies like the green and white Puglisi I was using.