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01-21-07, 08:26 AM
Fished Jan 16 to the 18. About one decent day weather wise, the other two got blown around. We boated a few trout, most undersized. Most were caught on 7m Mirror Lures in Chartruese, a few taking soft plastics. Of two boats that we were fishing only one red was caught. Saw alot of reds tailing and swimming but they were not interested. Most of the Redfish were in a bout a foot of water.
01-21-07, 08:11 PM
Thanks for the report.
01-23-07, 10:40 AM
I will possibly be there in early March, unless we stay in Fort Meyers. Last year I took my kayak. I had little success, but I did see a lot of fish. I did have one LDR, however, this year I am going to get one. :rolleyes:
There is a definite learning curve using a fly rod. Lets see, Do Not land fly on top of fish, Do not float over fish, Do not fall out of Kayak while standing, Do not go after 10 am, Do not get distracted by Tarpon with a six weight, Do not spend an hour paddling to watch rocket launch, Do not take dog (golden retreiver) in kayak, do not got without bug spray, and I could go on and on. :shake:
Thanks for the report!!! :)
From New Smyrna to Isle of Orchid the fishing is great in the winter/early spring. 8 and 9 weight rods and a variety of Clousers will get you some fish. Chartreuse/white, red/yellow, pink/white, and solid black Clousers are great choices for all species. Red and white Seaducers are good for snook, and I have one I tie up that a guy told me was called a Cootie River Bug. It's got a chartreuse marabou tail, a chartreuse chenille body, white dumbell eyes, and a pink chenille head. Easy to tie and is just a saltwater fish killer! And yes, Fish Gazer, NEVER leave home without the bug dope!
01-24-07, 07:19 AM
Gazer, So you are still thinking about the trip south and playing in the salt?
01-24-07, 08:49 AM
We made our plans late and our having a tough time finding a condo/home rental which allows pets. Everything has been booked that we have checked on in the Fort Meyers area. You were, (will) be the first person I call, but right now its kind of up in the air. We are also coming down in July or August, so maybe if I make reservations for then now, I will be visiting the west coast fishing mecca of south florida.
How is the fishng in early March?
01-24-07, 09:24 AM
Early March fishing can be great. In fact we have a good year round fishery although I would not make my annual trip in Dec.-Jan.-Feb. due to cold fronts that sometimes turing off the bite for a few days at a time. This year we have only had one front and I have been on tailing red fish, snook and trout all winter. By March the water is warming and everything is turning back on. By April it is back in full swing with baitfish migration back north and the tarpon, kings, spanish, cobia etc...that follow the bait. If you work out the lodging send me a PM with dates. I am already booked March 2nd, 3rd & 10th.
01-24-07, 11:48 AM
Thanks Scott for the report. If it works out, and it is not looking good right now, I will arrive on the 3rd and leave the tenth. That would be great.
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