Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lockjawed Redfish Around Pine Island

We've been covered up by redfish over the last 48 hours but getting them to eat has been a real chore for me. They've been tailing on the flats in Matlacha Pass and clinging to the backs of stingrays in Pine Island Sound so finding them hasn't been a problem. They just don't seem to want the artificials that my anglers have been tossing at them, except for the Gulp shrimp. That's what the 26 incher in the photo above ate today for my buddy Tyler Davis just south of Cabbage Island. It was a gorgeous fish but we had to work way too hard to catch it. Just one of those days.