Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Fishing Report: Red Tide Off Pine Island, Redfish Off Matlacha
On a positive note, Matlacha Pass is totally unaffected by the tide and lots of redfish, snook, and trout are around right now. They haven't exactly been jumping in the boat for me but a well place fly will definitely get eaten. Don Atkinson from Ohio, one of my favorite regular anglers, came back to fish with me yesterday and scored this perfect 22 inch red on a green and white Clouser Minnow in the northern part of the Pass. We were sight casting to several fish cruising along the mangroves just before noon when the visibility was best. There were more snook in the back bays than anything else but flies weren't on the menu for them. We've got lots of nice low water in the mornings and if the wind would ever quit the redfish should tail like crazy again. Looking forward to February and some warmer water, too.