Catching Fish in the Wind

We had to deal with wind much of the week fishing around Pine Island, but fortunately strong tides helped counter it and the bite wasn’t too bad. We needed to adapt to the conditions Mother Nature dealt us each day and work around it to find and catch fish.
Still plenty of nice trout around, the best bite was in the morning on the last hour of the falling and first hour of the incoming tide. Many of the fish are averaging seventeen to twenty inches with a few larger to twenty-two inches.
Redfish was inconsistent, catching one here or there. Our redfish this week came from north Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass. Most we caught were in the lower slot, with the exception of a few oversize fish.

The snook bite was good again this week with most redfish holes producing snook, the largest was a tad over thirty inches.

Also jack crevalle and some big ones are showing up, we caught jacks just about everywhere we fished. There haven’t been too many around for the past few months so it’s great to see these hard fighting bruisers returning.

Wind has made it very difficult for sighting tarpon, fortunately we were never really targeting tarpon all week, that’s begins this week. We did manage to hook and land about a sixty pound tarpon on fifteen pound spinning gear while on a trout bite.  
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                                                                            “Catch the Actionwith Captain Bill Russell
                                                                Phone: 239-283-7960