Friday, March 11, 2011

Matlacha Fishing Report: Sea Trout

Trout and pompano have been the highlights of my charters this week.  The strong southeast winds kept us in the relatively sheltered water of the Indian Fields, a vast area to the north of Matlacha that consists of some great grass flats.  The type of fishing we did was nothing more complicated that bouncing shrimp tipped jigs across the bottoms.  This resulted in constant hook-ups, mostly on trout in the 12 to 15 inch range and with a handful of ladyfish and a few delicious pompano thrown in for good measure.  Nothing record setting this week, just a lot of rod bending fun for my anglers lucky enough to avoid the big storms that were hitting their relatives in the northeast.