Boca Grande, Fl
15 April 2009
Conditions have improved dramatically in our area this week. Although a weak cold front came through yesterday the effect was mitigated by a warm sun and lighter winds. Snook fishing is very good now and tarpon fishing is beginning to improve. Consistent tides adn weather are making for good catches all over the area.
Brian Karem of Buffalo fished the Nokomis area taking several seatrout and lady fish just north of the Albe Road bridge on the east side of the ICW. The trout were taken on a Clouser minnow. He also caught a nice snook and missed two large redfish just south of the Blackburn Point bridge on the west side. At that time he was using a grey/sand Puglisi pattern.
Ron Whiteley and I fished Boca Grande on Monday taking a nice 27 inch snook and several seatrout and ladyfish on Ron's Estaz marabou and a Puglisi. All the fish came from the area just north of Bull Bay near the clam lease section.
Dusty Sprague of North Port and I fished Tuesday just before the cold front arrived with excellent success. Again, we fished the area just north of Bull Bay along the mangroves using Puglisi patterns. We caught and released snook to 28 inches and redfish to 22 inches. (See attached).
Fishing is rated excellent and will continue for the next week or so. As tarpon fishing improves, anglers will get more options for a variety of species in a single day.
For any of my friends living in the Denver area I will be there from July 26 to August 4 at the FFF National Conclave. I will have time to fish, so if you want to get together just let me know.
See you on the water.
Capt. Pete www.floridaflyfishing.com