Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hot bite in Myakka River State Park

The freshwater fly rods and my casting arm got a great workout on Tuesday while fishing for panfish in the confines of Myakka River State Park. Myself and friend Steve Gibson of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing each had 100+ fish days, and that's a pretty conservative estimate. 

Most fish caught were 6-8" bluegill, with a few surprises thrown in. Speckled perch, tilapia, largemouth bass, and shellcracker all made appearances throughout the day. Hot flies were bead head nymphs fished under strike indicators, Myakka Minnows, and poppers in various sizes and colors. 

The fall is my favorite time of the year to fish, and I can't wait to see what the next few trips bring!

Monday, October 14, 2013

I'm still alive and fishing

Haven't had many worthwhile days of fishing to report about lately. Hoping to change that tomorrow with some bluegill on the fly at Lake Manatee. I'm all rigged up and ready to go, with a full fly box to boot...