Unusually warm February
Capt. Jeff Legutki
February 25, 2012
Ten Thousand Islands - Saltwater Fishing Report
This February has been on the average 10 degrees warmer than usual.
Fish are acting confused as if they don't know where they should be. Moving from day to day, keeping us on our toes to stay on the fish.
Snook fishing has been off and on, the cooler days provide some great sight fishing shots at big females sunning themselves. Yet on the warmer days the little guys are the one to eat our offerings as the big ones sit and watch.
Frustrating at times!
Plenty of smaller fish to keep a bend in the rod averaging 12-24 inches.
The great thing about the Everglades is all the options you have to choose from. If one fish is not compliant, we go for another like the red fish.
The red fishing has been incredible to say the least! Our population of reds have gone through the roof. Yesterday, Doug Roche of Mi. hooked 20 reds and got 11 to the boat on fly.
Fun fishing, all in a foot of water or less. Once again, no giants, average 22-26 inches. Great fun on light tackle and fly.
The tarpon will show early again this year due to the warmer weather. A few have been seen, but with this inconsistent weather, its just not right. By the time I write my next report I will have something to report about, guarantee!
I want to thank all my loyal repeat clients as well as my new clients for keeping me busy.
Ten Thousand Islands Fishing Forecast:
Red fish and snook fish will stay consistent for the next couple months. Tarpon will be showing up soon as the weather stabilizes. Last year the first was landed by Feb. 22. It wont be long now.
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