Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
A Few More Redfish
After several trip in a row with Canadian anglers, this time it was the Ohio contingent's turn to nail some Matlacha redfish. Bob Prescott took home this perfect 23 incher after landing it near Tropical Point in the south part of the pass. Once again the weedless Zoom jerk bait was the go-to lure for us when we found a school of reds in less than a foot of water. No matter what you're throwing at these fish, a light flourocarbon leader is essential. I use 3 feet of 20# Seaguar tied with a triple surgeon's knot to my 15# or 20# Power Pro braid. That's more than enough muscle for any redfish you'll encounter anywhere around Pine Island.