Boca Grande, Fl
14 Oct. 2009
Current fishing conditions dictated an afternoon bite. The tides are high in the morning and our best action was from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Seatrout, redfish and snook were the target species. Ron Whiteley of Rotunda, Fl. caught redfish to 30 inches on Estaz marabou flies in north Gasparilla Sound near the Boca Grande Causeway. He also caught snook to 25 inches in the same area. Redfish schools were found in Placida Harbour and the large grass flat east of Cayo Pelau. These fish took Puglisi flies in grey and white. Numerous seatrout to 25 inches fell to Gartside Gurglers near Sand Fly Key in Charlotte Harbour. Ron and I caught seatrout to 25 inches just east of Rabbit Key with a Gartside Gurgler. I saw several Pompano skipping while crossing the deeper flats but did not catch any. Trust me, I will. An approaching cold front will make fish feed well this week. The days after the front will be slow until the pressure moderates. Target redfish on the flats and tailing on the young flood tide. Snook will feed best on the early outgoing tide. Seatrout will feed best on the bottom of the tides.
Capt. Pete Greenan www.floridaflyfishing.com firstname.lastname@example.org