Southwest Florida - Naples, Marco, 10,000 Islands
Capt. Jeff Legutki
March 14, 2005
Ten Thousand Islands - Saltwater Fishing Report
Inshore Report: Pine Island-10,000 Island 3/14/05
The season's are about to change! Spring is almost here, little sign's are starting to appear each day I'm on the water. Bait is starting to show up here and there, and the water is warming, and the wind's are shifting south.
Pine Island: Sunday, March 6th fished Frank Aiello and friend Mark, fly fishing. Calm day, clear water and skittish fish is the way I would describe this day!! Frank was a great caster, and could do what was needed to catch fish here, but today they a severe case of nevousness, and lock jaw!!!I bet we saw over 150 fish, with at least 30 great shot's at snook, red's and trout. Only to watch each and every one either swim away not interested, or bolting away as soon as you moved the rod!....Arrrrrrr!!!!!!
At the end of the day, Frank turn's to me and say's, "It's day's like this, that make you want to come back and try again"!
10,000 Island: Mar. 10,11 On these two day's I fished Mr. Dave Garsline of Richmond, Va. Dave grew up fishing with the ever popular Hank Brown, down in Islamorada key. So for the next two day's we proceeded to throw buck tail jig's tipped with shrimp.
The water was stirred up from the passing front, and the wind was blowing from the south west at about 15-20 kts. Fishing was tough but Dave produced fish at every stop. Consentrating on current swept point's and deeper trough's, we caught everything from rat red's, tiny trout, jack's, sheep head, lady fish, and even small grouper. All the fish were on the small side, but the action was steady for such a blustery day!
Naples: Mar 12th "Fly Fishing the Light"
It was a beautiful night with glassy condition's. John Christen and Frank from California. Both gentleman were handy with the fly rod and consistently caught snook, blue fish, jack's, snapper, and trout from under the light's all night long.
Throwing 8wt's with floating lines, with a "DT" fly,did the job all night long. I noticed some large tarpon smacking weary mullet in the middle of pass. And I also noticed the growing number of snook that are starting to appear. Spring is here, or should I say almost here.
Until the next time, tight lines and screaming drag's to all!
Captain Jeff Legutki
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