Capt. David Heinke took Gretchen Konas (and her husband Jason) on her first saltwater flats fishing trip on Saturday September 2nd – they managed to hook 9 redfish in a half days worth of fishing. Check out our Photo Gallery for their redfish photos plus several others added to the website since June by clicking on this link: http://www.flaredfish.com/PhotoGallery.cfm
Miss Eva Persons and her husband Mr. Robert have fished with just about every guide on our team in the last 10 years. Last Sunday she hooked up with Capt. David Heinke for some casting lessons with a 10 weight fly rod to better enable her to cast at tarpon next season. After the lesson she caught a 10.5 pound, 28.5 inch Redfish on a 7 weight rod. (Her photo is has also been added to the photo gallery)
I’ve been told that Fly-fishing for Redfish in Apalachicola Bay can be as challenging as Fly-fishing (or light tackle fishing for that matter) for Permit in the Florida Keys. Either fish can be easily spooked, would prefer to have the fly cast directly in front of their nose and each have defined the term “Sportfish”. Just ask Tommy & Chris Robinson who guide both “Ends” of the state with some of the most accomplished anglers in the country for the truth to this rumor.
In case you’d like to get some practice casting at Redfish this fall in Apalach to prepare for your Permit trip in the spring, we just had a group cancel their flats fishing trip for the weekend of October 20th. We do have other dates open as well so be sure to call if you’d like to take advantage of our recent stable weather and the tremendous amount of bait on the flats. (Ok, so it rained some today, but Chris has fished all weekend) Per Chris, the Redfish are “happening now”!
The official Robinson Brothers 2007 calendar is starting to shape up. There are still some trips open in the Keys (February – Mid April) for our regular anglers and if you are interested in retaining the days you fished this summer, please speak up now as you have first refusal. Also, if you know you won’t be claiming your days it would be helpful to be able to offer prime time fishing to other anglers. FYI – Flats fishing trips are now $500 here and in the Keys. Hope you’re having a great weekend so far – and if you’re reading this at work on Monday, have a great week!