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10 Oct 17 Reds, Trout and Nurse Sharks

Capt. Jim Conant
October 10, 2017
Matlacha - Saltwater Fishing Report

Reds, Trout and Nurse Sharks
October starting with a bang with Reds galore out on the flats in Pine Island sound and Matlacha. In the sound if the reds weren't in their usual spots the Nurse sharks were and they put up a nice fight when you're expecting a redfish. Reds have been none stop action up until the King tide and the 25 mph winds stirred things back up. I was out today and was on them but couldn't get them to bite in the amount of time I had to keep my clients on fish. They should turn back on in a couple days as the weather settles back down.
Trout has been a go to fish to keep the rods bent when I have all these kids on board lately. Most averaging 15-19 inches. Great thing is we have been nailing the trout and all were released. I'm hitting grass flats 3-5 feet of water with good current and getting in the cleaner part of all this dirty water.
Bait fish have been plentiful in all their normal spots and getting a good mix of pin fish and greenbacks. The smaller greenies I use for trout and chum and the bigger pins for cut bait.
I expect in about 3-4 days the places I fish the reds will start biting again, the winds are going to start picking up as well as the season changes which also means lower tides and slower tides. Upside is the water temp will drop and that turns the fish on when it is in their optimal range mid 70's to low 80's.
October Fishing
My favorite time! Weather starts cooling off and fish come in from offshore. My favorite time to fish the flats watching for tailing and pushing reds. When it happens you'll know it. Downside: it starts getting windy from then through winter. Otherwise cooler temps more fish and all kinds of fish start showing up from October on.
Tight lines
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Also, if you see me out there say Hi. I am a friendly guy that likes to help. Just don't ask for a pin point location, but I will tell you what I am catching fish on.
Captain Jim
239-671-4692

Matlacha Fishing Forecast:

October Fishing
My favorite time! Weather starts cooling off and fish come in from offshore. My favorite time to fish the flats watching for tailing and pushing reds. When it happens you'll know it. Downside: it starts getting windy from then through winter. Otherwise cooler temps more fish and all kinds of fish start showing up from October on.

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Fish from a 2017 Nautic star 2400 sport for Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout and other inshore and off shore species for 1-6 anglers live & cut bait. Also Dolphin,Manatee and sightseeing tours. Fishing Pine Island Sound, Matlacha and Charlotte harbor.

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