Fishing Report - September 22, 2011by Capt. Bill Baldus on 09/22/11
We have continued to receive showers most afternoons, cooling things down a bit.
It seems the Glades are full of water but surprisingly statistics put us about eight inches behind our normal annual rainfall total. The winds have moderated over the last week or so and the water has cleared up. Redfish have been at the top of the charts over the last few weeks.
On our way down south yesterday, Dr Carl Angstrom and I both commented on how you could feel just a touch of fall in the air. As we ran the outside bights, we could see birds working bait in most of the bays we passed.
The tide had just begun to drop as we stopped at our first shoreline. Carl put the Gurgler on the edge of a creek mouth, two short strips and a nice red slammed it; couple of pictures and a nice release. As the water dropped we decided the Gurgler was probably a little too much in this shallow water, we switched to a small 10k Baitfish, mullet color.
We ended up with four nice redfish and a snook before the water got too skinny and we headed back toward Chokoloskee to try to find a tarpon for a slam. Just as we arrived at the tarpon spot, a storm came through and it rained so hard you could barely see the shoreline. We could see another storm coming so we called it a day and headed back to the Port. A great morning in the
We will keep you posted,