Saturday, November 24, 2012

One Fish, Two Fish...

Redfish...

Bluefish.
Jeana Chambers from Orlando came down to Matlacha and landed her Dr. Seuss Slam while completely outfishing her dad Bill at the same time.  It was a slow morning with water temps just below 60 degrees when we set out at 7:30 and it didn't warm up much before lunchtime.  This isn't a bad thing in the long run.  The reds will get used to the cold very quickly and hard pulling bluefish love the chilly water.  Look for big schools of them under the birds in Charlotte Harbor just off Burnt Store bar right now.  Bluefish will hit almost anything that moves and they're especially fun on topwater lures.  If you've never caught one before watch out for their teeth.  You can't tell from that photo above but they have a very serious set of razors in their mouth.  Use pliers when you're dehooking them because they're perfectly engineered to remove a fingertip if you're not careful.