Rumors to the recent demise of fishing in Florida are highly over stated. How's that for stealing a phrase? But, it is the truth. This week my clients have caught over 200 fish of various species in the waters around Boca Grande and Pine Island Sound. Most abundant were seatrout. Daily catches averaged 45 fish per day. We also caught some fine redfish up to 9 lbs.
Jess Jones, of Carmel, IN. hammered the fish on flies Saturday in Pine Island Sound near Black Island. David Chapman, of London, Ont. caught redfish all three days he fished including one 28 inch fish. He also took dozens of seatrout and a few ladyfish.
We have seen small schools of baitfish reappearing on the flats and even a few snook roaming the mangrove edges. So, I predict excellent fishing next week. The full moon will bring strong tides that may produce good tailing redfish conditions. Seatrout will continue to improve and I see pompano and bluefish returning in decent numbers. Our excellent weather will make fishing enjoyable and you'll never have to shovel the sunshine.