Sunday, June 10, 2012

Matlacha Snook Bite

My buddy Lou from Cape Coral and his friends charter me once a month so they can bring home a pile of fish for the grill.  Today they went home hungry.  We caught dozens of trout but only one was slot sized. We also found a school of tailing redfish in the north part of Matlacha Pass and when Lou tossed his Gulp into them this big snook hit instead.  This was the first time I've ever seen anyone unhappy with catching a snook.  Lou really had his heart set on some redfish fillets and this beautiful linesider screwed that up big time. 

The snook bite has been excellent lately in Matlacha Pass.  My anglers have landed them almost every day even though we've been primarily chasing tarpon with artificials.  Head out there with bait well full of greenbacks and you should have no problem slaying them.