Fishing Report - 5/31/2010
The full moon this week made for some tougher condition. We are still seeing some tarpon in the 60 to 80 pound class but the bigger fish have moved on up the coast.
I fished Brent Brauner from Streamworks (www.streamworks.com) on Thursday and we found a few tarpon rolling first thing in the morning but they were not in the mood to eat. There is a ton of bait around in the backcountry, mostly schools of glass minnows and pilchards.
Our second stop put us on a large group of oyster bars on the incoming tide looking for redfish. We had a shot at one nice fish working his way up the bank but no interest in the fly. The wind continued to build as the day went on and the incoming tide brought a flood of off-colored water. We finally found some clear water in one of the back bays. We had a nice snook follow all the way to the boat in a little cove but it would just not eat the fly.
I switched to a Neon Knight and a little further down the shore Brent hit a nice 26" snook and fought it to the boat for a nice release. The tide was just about standing when we decided to call it a day.