Get out there early before the water temps hit 90
Capt. Jim Conant
August 2, 2016
Matlacha - Saltwater Fishing Report
2 Aug 2016
Fishing is good if you're out early or late but not in between. Red fish, snook, snapper and trout are all biting on the later part of incoming and beginning to mid on the outgoing. I've been getting out early in the morning and getting on whatever I set out to get whether Reds, snapper snook or trout and consistent as long as it's not too late in the day and the water didn't reach 90 degrees. The cooler 85 degree water fish were on fire and was good all the way to 89 degrees. Once 90, hit all bets were off on calling what I would be catching. Threadfins, Greenbacks and pins are plentiful everywhere so throw your cast net and get fishing early or get out after the afternoon storms subside and the water is cooled. I was out this morning until 2pm just looking around and casting to different spots throughout Matlacha, burnt store and Charlotte harbor and it wasn't hard to get hooked up until the water temp hit 90 at noon. I wasn't on the bull reds like some of the pics I received recently from friends, but decent slot reds is what puts meat on the table for my clients.
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