Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Low Tide Matlacha Redfish
The choke hold finally ended this morning and the day turned out beautiful for my charter. Pictured above is angler Bill Lee from Toronto who came down with his buddy Mike to hit the flats for the first time. The guys had never even seen a redfish before and Bill finally landed this nice 22 incher after a few hours of casting topwaters. We flushed plenty of reds and some really nice trout and they were all reluctant to hit anything. The water was 63 degrees when we left the ramp but had climbed up to 68 when the red in the photo finally ate. One positive note to the colder temps is the increasing clarity of the flats to the south of Matlacha. This made sight casting a lot easier and gave me a great feel for how many fish are really out there right now. Fishing for the rest of the week should be excellent.