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Boca Grande, Fl. Report


Fishing was tougher this week. Anglers fishing with me did fairly well in spite of the adverse conditions. We caught mostly seatrout and a few redfish.

Jim Leiner of New York caught several small redfish and about 40 seatrout on Wednesday. Eight of the trout were keeper size, so Jim was happy. He

loves to eat a few now and then. Malcolm Lawson and his guest wade fished on Thursday taking one 26 inch redfish from Whiddens Creek and several

seatrout to 18 inches from the Rabbit Key area. Jess Jones, of Carmel, Indianna, caught a fine redfish on fly from Whiddens Creek on Friday. He added

a lot of small seatrout. We only caught two keeper trout out of 22 fish. Not good, but not too bad. The Sarasota Fly Tyers outing was held on Saturday

with me leading several anglers to the backcountry to wade fish and have a shore lunch. We only caught seatrout, but several dozen nice fish. I cooked

fresh seatrout for sandwiches, we drank a couple of cold beers and had a great time.

I hope you can all come to enjoy the fine fishing we have this winter. I predict we will have good conditions beginning late this week. Tides look right for

tailing redfish and seatrout will cintinue to improve.

Anyone wanting to know more about what we use and where we go can simply email me or come to the Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers meeting on Feb.

23 at Twin lakes Park in Sarasota. I will lead three of the best guides in our area in a Q&A forum. Join us and ask all the questions about fishing you can

think of.

Fish Hard,

Capt. Pete

Florida Flyfishing,Flyfishing School

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