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April 23, 2010

Fishing Florida's Gulf Islands

The crystal waters of Florida's Gulf Islands National Seashore offer a sight-fishing paradise.

Species Availability Lures Flies
Bluefish September-November Walk-the-dog plugs in red-and-white, soft jerk baits and small bucktail jigs Poppers and Clouser Minnows in various colors
Spanish mackerel March-October Spoons, Gotcha lures and small bucktail jigs Sparsely dressed streamers and Clouser Minnows in various colors
Pompano March-October Small bucktail (or synthetic) jigs in orange, pink or yellow Clouser Minnows and small crustacean patterns
Jack crevalle April-July Large chugger-type poppers Large popper flies and long baitfish streamers
Redfish October-June Gold spoons and bucktail jigs Bunny strip patterns and Clouser Minnows
Trout March-October Soft-plastic jerk baits and soft- plastic shrimp imitations Gurglers, sliders and small baitfish streamers
Flounder September-November Small brightly colored bucktail jigs and soft- plastic shrimp imitations Chartruese and white Clouser Minnows
Bonito December-February Chrome spoons and bucktail jigs worked fast Glass minnow streamers and Clouser Minnows