We are nearing the end of the summer stretch and the fishing has continued to be great here in Southwest, Florida. Wise anglers are taking advantage of the first light bite and are off the water by lunch time. Then after a several hour break you have the option for a late afternoon trip where the bite will resume. Some of the best trips of the year have been right here in August. Snook, redfish and lots of young tarpon are roaming the backcountry and more importantly are eating.
For those who enjoy throwing topwaters, this is the time to do it. Bait is all over the place and the warm temperatures have these fish super aggressive when the tide is right. All these considerations have made for some epic fishing trips as my anglers have seen the explosive strike of a tarpon and snook on their plug within feet of the bow of the boat.
Fly fishing continues to be superb. In certain areas the water is gin clear even on the dead low tides, creating some of the best sight fishing we have to offerr year round. Gurglers and poppers are an effective fly to use at first light, then switch to your favorite white baitfish or black and purple ep fly as the sun climbs up.
For those who are planning to visit this month, I encourage you to take advantage of some ideal opportunities to catch a variety of species. Feel free to call or email me if you have an questions or would like to book a trip!
Until next time... Got to make that cast!
Capt. Mitch Wozniak