Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Matlacha Fishing Report: Big Reds In The Mangroves And On The Flats

Tyler Davis from Alva, FL landed this excellent pair of redfish with me yesterday in Matlacha Pass.  He was casting a Badonk-a-Donk topwater lure the entire morning and drew a lot of strikes from some really big fish, although most managed to avoid the hooks.  The bite was strong during the entire incoming tide but shut down as soon as it switched around 11:30AM. 

With trout and snook out of season, redfish are almost all I'm targeting right now.  Fortunately, we've got great tides this week and equally great weather so finding them is no problem.  Casting topwaters isn't always the most effective way to hook them but it's easily the most entertaining.  The Zara Spook is always my first choice and the Badonk-a-Donk is a close second.  Go buy several today.