Fishing around the fronts!!!
Capt. Joe Costadura
February 6, 2009
Biscayne Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report
I can't stop thinking about the days when I dont have to be bundled up like an eskimo in the morning, but tis the season! In the case of Biscayne bay , making a later start of it definetly has been paying off. On the deeper edges of the oceanside flats the bonefish are still around in big schools doing what they do this time of year, and sometimes stoping to eat in the process! I've been finding them in the water column of about 4ft to 1 ft of water. On days with blue bird skies you can see them cruising right towards the skiff for a nice head on shot! The fish have been on average from 3 to 6lbs in size. Flies definetly should have little bit of weight to them to get down to the fish, like I said before, you really need to look any farther than the old clouser to do the trick!
Out in Flamingo Theres still a water shortage out front, these days you have to be careful where you're polling, unless you want to make a camping trip out of it, in the mud! Fishing the channel edges has been productive, bouncing a white bucktail jig tipped with shrimp off the bottom has been working well with the snook in the less traveled channels. Seatrout have been in abundance with some reds as well.
In the back, the fishing has been in between fronts especially during the warming period after a nice cold snap! Snook and Reds have been in no shortage. Tarpon are still around in the area of Whitewater Bay, with the best time being around sun up to take a shot at them, black and purple bunny strip flies have been the best bet!
Thats all for this weeks report! Till next time, catch em up............Capt Joe!
I included some pics from my trip last week with Capt. Nick Angelo fishing over on the west coast in Chassahowitzka, had a great time! Lots o nice sized reds all on fly, if you're planning on booking a flyfishing trip on the west coast give Capt. Nick a call, he's the man on the West Side!
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