Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Matlacha Redfishing, Topwaters Rule!


Cape Coral angler Jim Whisner brought his neighbor Eric, who is visiting from Germany, out on my boat this morning to chase down some redfish off Matlacha.  With a strong incoming tide I knew that there would be some nice red working the mangroves in the southern part of the pass and they didn't let us down.  The first fish of the morning was a 17 inch trout that Jim landed on his third cast.  Shortly after that Eric hooked and lost a big snook that nailed a Zara Spook but quickly wore through the 20# leader.  I bumped him up to 30# Flourocarbon and three redfish came into the boat after that.  Two were slot legal and the best was the 28 incher in the first photo.  To top it off, Jim snagged a nice little snook to complete the Slam.  A great morning and we'll have the same conditions all week.