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May 2017 Fishing Report and Forecast

"What a Great time to go Fishing!"

Capt Pat Damico provides this report from his Captain’s Corner: We are having more wind than usual. Should you leave your fly rod at home and take only spinning tackle? If you want to improve as a fly fisherman, the reverse is true. If wade fishing, there are many areas protected from the wind. If using a kayak or boat, go to a protected location, and if wadeable leave the watercraft and approach fishable water on foot. An easterly wind offers protection from buildings and mangroves; worst case scenario is a wind at your back or over your shoulder, which can be an asset to casting. Learn to cast tight loops to achieve wind penetration. Cast more horizontal than vertical. The closer your line is to the water, the less chance the wind has to affect it. Using a shorter, stiffer leader and smaller flies will give you a better layout of your line, improving your presentation.


Capt Rick Grassett reports trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, pompano and more should also be good options on deep grass flats and passes of Sarasota Bay. You should also find larger trout in shallow water along with snook and reds when conditions are good. Fishing lighted docks and bridges in the ICW for snook with flies and DOA Lures continues to be a good option. on sea conditions.


Kayak guide Neil Taylor reports the action has been exceptional. On the fly the clients have had a lot of fun catching ladyfish and trout. In one specific location they have hooked up to decent size gag grouper. It is definitely spring action right now. Things will start to slow down when it starts to get very hot. We will shift to pre-sunrise fishing when the heat of summer arrives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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