Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Matlacha Fishing Report: Red Tide Gone, Redfish Return
I was off the water for the last few days thanks to the Florida Sportsman boat show but we hit it this morning right at the incoming tide. The redfish were everywhere, on the super skinny flats and in the deeper potholes. Getting them to eat was another story. We threw everything at them and got no takes until just before lunch when Maryland angler Jay Manchester drilled this 24 incher right on the nose with a Gulp Shrimp. I definitely didn't rewrite the record book today but I'll take what we were given. The weather and tides can't be better for the rest of the week and February is always on of my favorite months. I'll be out there a lot.