Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pine Island Fishing Report: We've Got Some Big Snook Down Here

Georgia angler Bob Francis came down to Matlacha last fall and got outfished by his wife on their first afternoon on my boat.  This morning he made up for that by landing this hog of a 35" snook in Pine Island Creek.  The fish hit a white Exude jerk bait right next to the mangroves and didn't take long to wrap itself in the roots.  I had to jump in the water twice to free the line (thank God for Power Pro) before Bob managed to wrestle it into the boat.  This was my best snook of the year so far and we even spotted a handful of others this morning that were much bigger.  These fish have made a complete recovery here around Pine Island and we're going to hopefully have a great season for them this fall.