13 Sep 2016 Reds are on fire!
Capt. Jim Conant
September 13, 2016
Matlacha - Saltwater Fishing Report
13 Sep 2016
Reds are on fire!
Since my last report and the tropical low later known as Hurricane Hermine passed, fishing has been great. Red fish are out in force averaging from 25 to 30 plus inches. Snook are biting on the incoming tide on the flats in pockets and mangrove lines. I was out today by myself checking out places and I was catching in every hole and flats I went to before the afternoon 11:30am storm rolled in. I am catching bait just about anywhere North of Matlacha bridge on grassy areas. If I'm catching bait and they are small I just move a couple yards to deeper water and catch bigger bait. Pins and Green backs are plentiful and I always catch more than I need. Reds were biting today really good and I only fished two hours before the storm pushed me off the water. So that means I was fishing the second half of the incoming tide and hit the shallow flats where I saw mullet and casting behind them and yep there were reds. After that I hit the mangroves. Finding current along the mangroves and casting both pins and green backs while the reds were taking it all in. I hit three different areas in Matlacha and I could do no wrong today. Hooked into two snook along the mangroves and both were broken off when they headed back into the roots of the mangroves. Hind sight I should have waded in after them and not let the line break.The I would be eating some awesome fish tonight. Its also that time of year where guiding is ultimately slow for me. So if you want to go out give me a call anytime.
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Matlacha Fishing Forecast:
Expect the fishing to just get better as we come into October and the waters cool a little bit.
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