Monday, January 9, 2017

COLD Out There!!!

On my charter last Friday afternoon I saw a high water temp of 74.5 degrees just north of Matlacha. Here's what it was on the same flat this morning:

That's a really significant drop after Saturday's cold front but fortunately it happened over two days so it didn't shock the fish too much. The reds adjusted quickly and were hungry as hell this morning.
I don't think I've ever seen Pine Island redfish as aggressive towards the fly as they were this morning. I'm guessing that the water was so miserable over the weekend that they just couldn't find any food and were making up for it this morning. Hope it continues for another day or two.