Fishing Report - June 5, 2011
by Capt. Bill Baldus on 06/05/11
It has been warm and dry here in the Everglades with mid-day temperatures up into the 90s this week. We are still seeing the wind blow most days with a few really gusty days mid-week. There have been some great tides late in the day for sight fishing. Tarpon fishing has slowed down considerably with smaller resident fish being the main target.
I fished with photographer and author, Dale Spartas of Bozeman, Montana this last week and we caught baby tarpon, snook and redfish. On Tuesday, the day started with a pretty steady wind from the east and dirty water; by late afternoon the wind switched around directly from the west and brought in some of the clearest water I have seen in a long time, making for perfect sight fishing conditions. We found some nice slot reds in the back of a bay working the oyster bars on the last hour of the outgoing. Dale made the perfect shot on his first cast and caught a great red. We continued to hit reds until the tide bottomed out and the fish moved off into deeper water. The Illegal Alien was the fly of choice for the reds and the Green Lantern for tarpon and snook. Great week on the water - thanks, Dale.
We will keep you posted,