Fishing Report - July 10, 2011by Capt. Bill Baldus on 07/10/11
We have continued to receive much needed rain here in the Everglades and all of south
Jim Wilson and I fished yesterday. We stopped at a couple rivers first thing looking for tarpon on the top of the incoming but found no fish showing. We could feel the south wind start to build as we made our way up the islands headed west. Our first stop, we spotted a big redfish cruising in a slough off a river but could not get a shot before he moved off into deeper water.
Jim caught a small snook off the edge of an oyster bar. It is really good to see more of these juvenile snook after the fish kill due to the freeze of last year. We are also seeing larger snook, far more than last year at this time. We applaud the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for keeping the snook season closed on this coast for at least another year to let our stocks recover.
The south wind had really cranked up by now. We stopped at a small bay and found a smaller red tipped up on some oysters. Jim made the cast but no interest as it moved into the trough. As I polled out, we spotted a couple tarpon roll at the entrance to the bay. We waited, waited and waited some more; finally one rolled within reach, Jim took the shot but no take.
A breezy day in the 10k, fished some old haunts, found a few fish and had a great time.
We will keep you posted,