Friday, January 23, 2015

Pine Island Trout On Fly

My buddy Tom Cleaver from Matlacha got to work on his double-haul yesterday and landed this great looking speck with a #2 Clouser Minnow.  We were fishing near the northeast tip of Pine Island and landed at least two dozen other trout like this one on spinning gear while we were at it.  The weather was so excellent it almost made me cry.  Temps in the upper 70s, low humidity, and flat calm seas.  Of course, that all had to end today with an approaching cold front and 20 knot winds.  That's January  in SW Florida for you though.