Fishing Report November 28, 2010by Capt. Bill Baldus on 11/28/10
A great week in the 10k with some skinny water conditions making for good sight fishing. We have had some cold fronts move through this week but not enough to affect our fishing much. Look for snook laid up on the inside points in shallow water. They are looking for warm water as temperatures cool off.
Redfish continue to be the consistent target in both the backcountry and near the outside. These low water conditions make them easier to spot as they work the shorelines looking for crabs and small baitfish. Go slow and watch for a shadow or push. They are very spooky in these shallow water conditions. We drop back to a lighter rod and small flies in these conditions. A 6 or 7 weight, size 2 10K Baitfish and 20lb hard mono bite tippet a good combination.
There are seeing good numbers of baitfish with schools of mackerel and jacks crashing on them. These fish are a fun target and a great way to use up some of your "second hand" flies. Check out the grass flats with a chartreuse or pink Clouser if you are looking for trout. We found a fly a few years ago called a Beach Bug that has become my go-to trout and pompano pattern. It is tied similar to a Clouser but incorporates grey fox tail for the wing and orange rubber legs along the side. If you can't find the recipe, let me know and I will get you instructions.
We will keep you posted,
Capt Bill Baldus