Tripletail & Macs on the Outside;Trout, Pompano,Permit Inshore
Capt. Lisa Williams
January 24, 2013
Marco Island - Saltwater Fishing Report
When peoples' moods swing drastically from one extreme to another, we call them Bipolar.
I think that is a perfect analogy to our fishing here in the 10,000 Islands lately, "Bipolar".
The Sea Gone customers over the last 2 weeks have experienced the whole spectrum of fishing in Southwest Florida.
From bright sunny days and calm seas just right for targeting one of my favorite fish Tripletail!! To blustery windy, and downright cold! With water temps falling faster than the New Year's Ball in Times Square. But through it all we have continued to locate and catch a wide variety of fish from Sharks to Silver trout.
Offshore (when the wind permits) we have been catching good numbers of Spanish mackerel to almost 30", and several species of Sharks on some of the near shore structures. Macs are easy targets with a live shrimp if you don't mind re- rigging often, as they do wreak havoc on light tackle. Sharks have been finicky, and will only bite on well-presented cut bait with very light leader.
Backwater is a different story, as most of the Redfish we were catching on the oyster bars and outside points have moved further into the back bays and shallow mangroves.
Trout are still active, especially on days when the sun warms the shallow waters adjoining the grass flats. Using live shrimp on a jighead, or under a popping cork has been the ticket to getting them to bite.
Pompano and Permit have also been around and they've been caught free lining shrimp just outside the passes.
Mackerel, Trout, Shark, Pompano, Tripletail
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