Saturday, June 25, 2011

Southwest Florida Report

I was down in southwest Florida a week ago and the fishing was slow.  The snook population does not seem to be back to where it once was.  Further evidence that the intense freeze was devastating.  Good news is that the FWC are requiring catch-and-release until 2012 for snook on Florida's west coast, which is a step in the right direction. We caught a couple, including a nice one well over 30 inches but that is all.  We did get a handful of big ladyfish, which are a blast on the fly (still not even close to a snook).  Also, I had an interesting encounter with a BIG bull shark on the flats.  Pictures and stories to come.

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