Friday, April 24, 2015

Too Windy For Tarpon, Great Day For Snook

Northwest winds screwed up our plans for tarpon fishing this morning so we worked inside the Matlacha Pass mangroves and chased snook instead.  Local angler Greg Woodsum landed at least ten of these guys by tossing a white deer hair slider on an 8-weight.  Undersize snook like this are common on just about every inch of shoreline in this area.  Just make sure your flies have their barbs crushed to make releasing them easier since these fish will be legal in just a year or two.