The weather is finally improving after two weeks of cold and rainy conditions. Prior to the miserable weather snook were loaded up in the backcountry and were eager to eat a fly. On an average day my clients were getting 4-7 snook each morning on fly. Most fish were between 12-22 inches and were in about a foot of water. When the snook action started to slow we moved to deeper water and began catching trout, usually 20-30 or so each day.
Wednesday was the first day I fished after the front. The conditions were good, calm wind and sunny but the air was still a little cool, about 70 degrees. I returned to the same area that I was fishing for snook prior to the front and after about two hours of throwing a fly I had only two strikes which produced two swordspine snook. I did see two tarpon as well but I never even got a shot at them as they were on the move. I decided to move out of the backwater and onto a deep flat to fish for trout. On second cast I had my first trout. The action continued and I ended up with 23 trout in about an hour. Most of the fish were small, 12-15 inches but they were eager to eat a green grub. The weather looks good for the weekend so hopefully the snook bite will return, but the trout should keep you occupied until then.