"As Pretty as it gets!" That's what Chris Robinson said about the fishing this afternoon around St. George Island. The dry, warmer weather we have been experiencing (at least until the next front rolls through) has resulted in some calm sunny days, clear water and the return of Gator Trout & Redfish in increasing numbers. Yesterday Joe White from Madison New Hampshire and his son saw lots of Redfish with Capt. Chris in the shallows but found them to be a little spooky so they fished the deeper river channels & caught Speckled Trout and Black Drum. Terri Kline from Minnesota, here for a month to plan her daughters wedding, decided to treat herself to a day on the water. As an owner of a marina "Marine Landing" on the St. Croix River, you would think she would be an experienced angler. You'd be wrong! Chris patiently spent the morning showing her how to cast a spinning rod & then she went on to catch half a dozen Trout and a dozen Redfish (16-24 inches) but she forgot her camera! Luckily some of the wedding guests will have proof when they fish next weekend. Capt. Junior Holland fished a half-day on January 31 with Peter Huff & a friend visiting our area from Naples. By the look of the weather that morning I was certain that they had decided to call the day due to rain. When I saw Junior that afternoon I asked if they got rained out - his quiet answer was "Naw, we wrecked the Trout!" He did tell me where they fished, but I won't give away his secret fishing holes. Tommy is in the Glades for a short trip this week - he just got there yesterday afternoon but was on the water before he had even unpacked and had shots at 4 good size Snook. More details later as he hasn't checked in this evening. The weather should be in the upper 70's-low 80's there and the tides look fantastic. FYI - We still have a few days open if you want to join Tommy & Chris there but they are both going to be fishing here next week (Feb 12-17). Local guides have pretty much finished their winter boat maintenance and are ready to get back on the water!