It's been about 2 weeks since I posted my last fishing report. The inshore bite has continued to be good on most days with a little bit of a struggle here and there. We have been blessed with good weather overall, which has really helped with sight fishing. I'm still seeing a few schools of Redfish (not the norm for summer), but at this point the schools have wised up to the pressure from boats chasing them around the flats daily. The best fishing right now, involves getting away from the crowds and trying to find fish that haven't earned their PhD in Angler Avoidance.
We've been exploring some new spots when we get the chance and we've found some great opportunities for anglers wanting to sight cast flies and lures to Redfish. Even on the days without clean water, or good light, we've been able to use the slick calm surface to our advantage while looking for signs of fish to cast to.
We continue to be blessed with some really high quality sized fish. Dinks and Rat Reds have been few and far between this summer.
We've enjoyed a good fly bite the last 2 weeks. If you can get it in front of their face, they will eat it.
I'd give you a list of flies that work well, but I stand by my belief that it's 5% the fly, and 95% the presentation.
A quick smile for the camera and back into the marsh you go.
Love it when I get the chance to take parents and kids fishing together...especially when it all comes together like this trip did. Sight fishing to big schools of Redfish in inches of crystal clear water. Totally unplanned but when the stars align, you take advantage of it.
Always fun having repeat customers back in the saddle chasing Redfish. Right before this fish, we had a full grown Blacktip Shark eat a topwater in the marsh. You never know what you're going to get into.
Love waching them swim off, just as much as I love seeing them come after the lure or fly.
Hungry fish, happy angler, happy guide.
Sending them home.
I think they're only called Redfish because the name "Goldfish" was already taken.
Back to whence you came.
As much as I love chasing Redfish, my mind has been wandering to those silver bullets that infiltrate our coastline each October and November, and I'm really looking forward to focussing on them soon. (Hint, they're actually already here...report coming soon). But for now, we still have several weeks of good summertime Redfish to chase.
If you'd like to come throw topwater plugs or flies at Redfish during the month of September, I have several openings left this month so give me a shout. Let's end our summer Redfish season with a bang, before the Albies whisk us away to the nearshore waters for the fall.
As always, if you have any questions, need help with anything, or just want to talk fish, give me a shout! Thanks for the support and thanks for allowing me to do what I love to do! John