24 November 2018 Inshore bite is on fire!
Capt. Jim Conant
November 24, 2018
Matlacha - Saltwater Fishing Report
24 November 2018
Inshore bite is on fire!
This month fishing has been on fire! Gator trout and snapper on colder days with slower tides. Snook and Reds on good moving tides mostly incoming.
Trout: I'm using popping corks with shrimp in 3 to 5 feet of water over grassy areas.
Snapper: free line shrimp on 1/0 J hooks or circle hooks with crimp on weight about 1 ft above hook around oyster bars.
Reds: Free line pin fish live and cut on a 2/0-3/0 owner mutu light circle hook. I also will use greenbacks if they have any size to them. Fishing either the flats or the mangroves on an incoming or outgoing tide.
Snook: Free line live pin fish or greenbacks on Owner mutu light wire circle hooks size of hook depends on bait size, mostly 3/0.
Sheephead: big sheepshead are moving in and are fun to catch. I just haven't been targeting them since I'm on other fish.
Red tide is on its way back to SWFL this is sad news. Good news is there are still areas to fish. Keep up with the latest FWC red tide map, Find cleaner water and watch the surface for life on the waters.
Conservation note: Please use Catch and Release on your trips. Out of all my trips all but one have been catch and release. And that was a snapper day when things were on the rise and I forgot to ask the client beforehand about catch and release. Don't catch every fish in your hot spot, catch a few and move on. If we can talk everyone into catch and release and they spread the word our fishery will come back tenfold once our state gets a handle on the pollution issues we face.
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