Monday, July 25, 2011

Everglades + Kayak fishing

Over the last couple of weeks I bounced around a bit and kayaked and fished a few different places. Chokoloskee Bay a couple of times, up in the backcountry, Goodland and Pine Island Sound. There have been some slow tides and with the very warm waters has made the fishing a bit challenging in a couple of the areas. This morning was no different but I found and caught some good fish, including three nice size redfish and three nice size snook. A couple of the fish caught hit my topwater, zara spook jr, and the rest I caught using a 1/8oz jig head with rootbeer colored plastics. It's been very warm out and I've been limiting my trips to just fish the mornings and call it before noon. Today I spotted a few nice size tarpon rolling in one area of the bay but they wouldn't take any of my offerings. I'll be back there soon again.
For a change of scenery it was nice to get back up and fish Pine Island Sound. I love kayak fishing the grass flats there. The fishing wasn't the greatest with the tide situation but managed to catch around a dozen trout. On the way home I stopped at Florida Paddlesports in Cape Coral, Fl to check out the new store. Looks to be a well stocked kayak shop which is also another Native Watercraft Kayak dealer here in Southwest Florida. One of their specialties at the store is offering a few different brands of SUP's (Stand up Paddleboards), the new craze. 

Chokoloskee Bay Snook around 30"
Crazy eyed Redfish
Had fun one early morning in the backcountry after I found a school of baby tarpon. Hook up with one and it would instantly leap about 10ft into the air. Crazy little fish! 

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