Snook, redfish and speckled trout have been the targets this week. The tides were tough this week as they were weak but clients pulled some great days out of it. We had a couple good days of catch and release snook fishing because of the decent outgoing tides. We have been using 4 inch swimming mullet by Gulp on 1/8 oz jig head. Also the gulp New Penny Shrimp has been productive. Most of the fishing has been good just south of Marco Island.
Redfish have been around. The bite was a bit slow this past week but clients have releasing a few everyday. Jigs tipped with shrimp, Gulp shrimp and baitfish paddle tails have been taking the bulk of the reds. There was a couple of cool mornings we had to slow down the presentation a bit but they were eager to bite.
Speckled trout have been very active. Using Rapala subwalks and 5 inch paddle tails has produced some good size trout. These bigger trout tend to be loners so casting long casts is the ticket. Incoming tide on the dark bottom flats has been productive. Casting past your target area and reeling though it has been the best method this week. We had some very clean water so the bigger trout are spooky.
There are some days still open this month and March is starting to fill up. Lets go fishing and get into some great winter fishing in the Ten Thousand Island south of Marco Island and Goodland.
“FISH THE TIDES, NOT THE CLOCK”