Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Way To Go, Frank!

Here's a shot of my friend and local angler Frank Potter with an excellent redfish he caught on fly yesterday morning.  This red was right at the 27" slot limit, as big as we're allowed to keep them in SW Florida.  If we were in a tournament, this fish would have been worth some money. 

We originally set out to go tarpon fishing but a strong easterly breeze and a bunch of high clouds wrecked that for us.  Plan B was to hit the creeks and try to find some tailing reds which worked quite nicely.  This fish was crawling in less than a foot of water when Frank dropped the fly right on its nose about 30 feet from the boat.  The take was violent and immediate, as well as one of the coolest things I've seen from the poling platform in a while.  I really need to start using my GoPro like everyone else does.