Sunday, September 22, 2013

Strong Trout Bite Returns To Matlacha

Brian Favara from New Jersey with a fat 20" trout caught north of Matlacha.
While the redfishing has been really great in both Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Sound all month, the sea trout have been no-shows on a lot of my trips lately. That changed for me this morning when the trout started hitting Zara Spooks almost immediately.  My anglers only brought a pair on legal fish back to the dock but the bite stayed steady all morning.  We were fishing the Indian Fields just north of Matlacha and for the first time in several weeks the water actually tasted salty up there.  We're supposed to get another pile of rain over the next few days but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the salinity won't drop back to zero once again.  At least the redfish aren't affected either way.