Saturday, August 13, 2016

Late Summer Redfish Off Pine Island

Some folks don't like the dark water that always occurs in Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Sound each summer, but it really brings out the colors in our fish, especially the big reds. Andrew from Jacksonville pulled this 26" stunner out of Smokehouse Bay this morning on a live shrimp and took it home for dinner. The further back you get in the tannic bays and creeks the more vibrant the scales on these fish become. We'll start seeing the reds in big breeding schools next month and they'll literally turn the water orange.