Monday, February 11, 2013

Pine Island Fishing Report: February On the Flats

February in Southwest Florida means great weather and great fishing. If you’re sitting anywhere on Pine Island right now while you’re reading this, put your laptop down for a second and pat yourself on the back.

Seriously, go ahead and do it. I’ll wait.

That’s great. You needed to congratulate yourself for being in one of the best places in Florida to go flats fishing this month. The shallow waters surrounding Matlacha and Pine Island are more alive with game fish right now than almost anywhere else in the state. Here are just a few examples from the last couple of days.
Cal Tinkey with a 28 inch snook caught at high tide near Jug Creek.
A slob of a trout for me on my day off this week.

Bob Gertner with one of the better trout he caught with me in Pine Island Sound.
Sending another big snook home.  This one was caught in Buzzard's Bay.  Our snook population is in great shape right now.