Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pine Island Fishing Report: Good Pre-Cold Front Trout Bite

Gavin, Brennan, and their dad Keith crushed the trout in Matlacha Pass.
Our last afternoon of near record warm temps really kicked the trout into gear.  With a near record high of 85 yesterday and a late incoming tide, some big fish were hanging in their usual grassy spots in the north Pass.  Everywhere we found mullet jumping around we also found the trout.  White Gulp Jerk Shads are my favorite artificial for these fish and yesterday they actually worked better than live shrimp.  It's going to drop back into the low 50's on Christmas day, which is actually close to normal for this time of year, so expect a bit of a slow down for a day or two until they readjust.