Friday, September 2, 2011

Falling Tide Snook Off Pine Island

Our week long rains finally ended this morning and I managed to get out for a few hours in the south part of Matlacha Pass with local angler Kyle Petrick.  It was still overcast so we stuck with casting topwaters along the mangroves.  The snook were quick to hit our lures but getting them hooked wasn't that easy.  This is a common problem with topwaters and fish that hit so violently like snook and tarpon.  They literally knock the lures out of their own mouths and into the air so far that they have trouble finding them again.  It's great to watch but frustrating when you know you've got a big fish under your lure.  We may not have landed many snook this morning but at least we know that there are a lot of them out there right now.  The spoonbills watching us from the mangrove were an added bonus.