Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pine Island Fishing Report: Chilly Weather Redfish

My buddy Capt. Mike Bartlett came up from Key West for the weekend and got to enjoy our morning temps in the low 50s. 

Fortunately the redfish were tailing all over the place right after sunrise.  Mike was casting a deer hear slider and landed the 24 incher in the photos below just south of Jug Creek.

We shot out to Pine Island Sound this morning and found a lot of cruising fish in Orange Pass.  The wind was honking out of the east so nailing these fish right on the head with a fly was no easy chore.  Fortunately Mike is used to conditions like this almost every day in Key West and stuck and even nicer 26 inch red near Rat Key.