Sunday, February 26, 2012
Matlacha Fishing Report: Crappy Conditions And Lots Of Trout
Despite all that, we still managed to bring in a fair amout of trout every morning. Live shrimp and 3" Gulps under corks did the trick over the grass in 3 to 4 feet of water all around the power lines in the south part of Matlacha Pass. I even had a couple of determined fly fishermen who managed to land some nice 18" trout on Clouser Minnows and white deer hair patterns.
We also popped a few nice snook but I couldn't even rent a redfish in the pass. Several guys I talked to did really well with the reds in Pineland area and my Dad and his buddies managed a nice slot-legal slam just outside of Burnt Store on Saturday. If you were tough enough to head out this weekend you probably did pretty well for yourself. We've got falling tides all week so I'll be hitting the deeper flats over in the Sound. I need to get back after the reds.