Saturday, July 3, 2010

Big Fly Rod Reds, Matlacha Pass

Big redfish have returned to the shallows of Matlacha during the late afternoon's low tides. Even though conditons aren't great to spot these fish tailing they're easily found hanging around the big mullet schools feeding across the flats.

The fish pictured above was caught by Idaho angler Eric Treutel using a 9-weight Sage and one of his own Schminnow style patterns. It measured just over 29 inches and was Eric's first redfish caught on a fly. Since it was 2 inches over the legal limit we sent it back after a few pictures to grow even larger. A great catch.  Want to hook one of your own?  Call me at (239)565-2960 or click on