Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Matlacha Fishing Report: Sunset Reds And Trout
I shot out with my dad for an hour last night and found a pile of tailing redfish just north of Matlacha. The only problem was the almost impossible amount of floating grass and algae on the surface at that time of day. We threw Gulps rigged on swimbait hooks and even those still got fouled on every cast. Fortunately the reds were thick with the rising tide and dad landed a 24 incher after just a few throws. If the water wasn't so nasty we could have easily caught half a dozen tailing fish. The big trout hit the same Gulp just as we were reeling in to head home.