Monday, November 17, 2014

Best Redfish Action Of The Fall Off Pine Island

Maybe it was the approaching cold front or just the perfect incoming tides, but the fish came out in force this morning.  I was out in Pine Island Sound with John and Bruce, two members of the Reel Anglers Fishing Club, who were looking to catch their first reds.  I knew it was going to be a good day when the guys managed to check those fish of their list with a double header on their first casts. 
These fish were just under the slot but they kept eating one after the other for the next hour.  After landing more than a dozen rats off a big oyster bar we looked for some keepers and John came through with this one that was just under 27 inches.
We ended the day with 22 reds and one keeper trout.  I wanted to try for a snook to complete the Slam but couldn't pull myself away from so many easy targets.  I actually love it when I can spend and entire charter on just one flat.  Excellent morning and an nice change from the day before when I couldn't catch anything but lizardfish.