Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PIne Island Fishing Report: Mixed Bag In Warming Water

Good news. There are a pile of fish moving around Pine Island Sound right now and the water temps are staying in the low to mid-60s. Big reds are schooling up in the very skinny flats near Pineland and sight fishing conditions couldn't be better. The water is so clear out there right now it reminds me of bonefishing in the Lower Keys. There are plenty of over-slot trout hanging in the pot holes and prop scars as well as sheepshead by the dozens. My buddy Ed Maximovich scored the fish in the photos above, as well as some nice trout all on white Gulp Jerk Shads.  The 4lb sheepshead was a real surprise since these guys rarely hit artificials.  Hit the oyster bars with a pile of live shrimp and you'll really score on them.