Wednesday, May 29, 2013

News from the Salt


After 8 days in Belize chasing Tarpon out of Plencio I left for Florida for the last week of May and all of June to fish for Snook off the beaches.  Its been a pretty tough proposition as a result of stormy weather, dredging operations in Blind Pass that are killing visibility and constant SE winds.  Not many fly fishermen are scoring but some of the spin fishermen are picking up occasional fish on white bucktail jigs bumped along the bottom 30 to 40 feet from shore.   If you're fly fishing you need heavily weighted closer and an intermediate sinking line or sinking head.  The big female are right on the bottom and with just a few inches of visibility it has to be right in front of them.