Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Pine Island Fishing Report: Upper Slot Reds and Gator Trout
The falling tides have been less than favorable in the mornings but we've still managed to pull in some decend fish. The reds are everywhere right now but getting them to eat can be a trick, especially when it's as calm as it has been all week. Cape Coral angler Jerry Pfeil landed the fat 27 incher in the top photo on a cloudy and slighly breeze day when we the fish weren't nearly as spooky. When the sun is shining I swear the reds can see our lures coming at them while they're still in the air.
The 21 inch trout was caught by St. Pete angler Beau Stout near Pineland on Friday at the bottom of the tide. The bite was really slow for these guys but the redfish were tailing all over the place once the water started flowing in at noon. Starting next weekend we'll have some excellent incoming tides in the morning and we might see the best tailing redfish action of the year. Give me a call if you want to get after them.