Overuse es bueno with Shrimp Flies

Overuse es bueno with Shrimp Flies

Overuse is bad for baseball bullpens, groundwater aquifers, credit cards, and antibiotics. Overusing anything can be bad, unless it involves fly fishing with shrimp patterns on the shallow flats of Sarasota Bay. Just as anglers will always catch fish using live shrimp...
Big Seatrout are Around

Big Seatrout are Around

Water temperatures are ticking up in Sarasota Bay and the very shallow flats are a fun place to be right now. There is a healthy presence of large seatrout in skinny water. They’ve been either loosely grouped together staking out ambush points near potholes on...
Unicorn on the Fly in Sarasota Bay

Unicorn on the Fly in Sarasota Bay

There are numbers of redfish in Sarasota Bay. There are enough redfish around for a local live-bait captain to offer ‘redfish only’ charters. But, catching them with a fly rod is a far greater challenge. In fact, some fly anglers in the area speak about...
Turbulent Tides in the Alley

Turbulent Tides in the Alley

Fun night on spinning tackle. An incredibly wild and powerful tide had snook in the ‘Alley a little out of sorts. More thoughtfulness was required when determining the optimal presentation approaches of our lures. The best baits tonight were the DOA 2 3/4″...
“I Want…”

“I Want…”

Before Matt Rudy and his brother Aaron Rudy came down to Florida for a fishing trip, I asked Matt what his main objective was when they would be fishing with me. After he thought on it for a few days, he called me back and let me know that he really wanted to catch a...