Monday, December 12, 2016

Very Low Tides Off Pine Island

This is a common sight on almost every flat in Matlacha Pass this week, at least for a few hours.  In case you don't know what you're looking at, those are crab traps on the Indian Fields and they're normally covered with water.  We've got some of the lowest tides of the year happening right now and while this might make getting around a bit of a chore, the fishing can be excellent once the water starts moving.  You kayakers should be having a blast chasing reds in this area.  Just follow the mullet and you'll find the redfish.  I didn't see any tails this morning, which was surprising since the wind was dead calm, but I'm hoping that will change since the water temps did a quick rebound after last week's cold front.  We've got another two weeks until the Christmas snowbirds return so get out there while the flats are still quiet.