What a week! The winds finally laid down, the flats and bites were filled with clean water and it seemed like the fish were everywhere. It was our first week of real Springtime action and it will hopefully continue for weeks to come.
When the weather cooperates in Flamingo, the sky is absolutely the limit... just ask the Langone boys. Minor details like having never seen a tailing Redfish or having never caught a Redfish are quickly resolved. With only a few minutes of poling towards our first spot they started waving... We could see the tails from 100 yards away. The early morning sun made them glow and soon we were surrounded.
Jeff struck first... with a great cast to a large tail, the fish never hesitated.
Then, the first double of the day... Dad and Jeff.
Nick with his first Redfish ever...
Doubled up again...
... this time with much larger fish.
Another double... this time at Dad's expense. The boys allowed him the casting platform and first cast at a school of tailing fish. But, when Dad's cast fell short, they didn't hesitate. Two perfect casts and it was game on, again.
Jeff sight fished this Snook on a flat that was full of both Snook & Reds later in the day... we were actually disrupted during our hunt for Snook by a school of over 80 Redfish that nearly swam right into the boat. They caught five or six more Reds, doubling up again and ending an unbelievable day in Flamingo the right way... with rods bent and smiles across the board.
On this day, the top water bite was on... this Snook was the first.
... then this Red was next.
This Redfish wanted this Skitterwalk so bad, he nearly digested it. We would go on to catch a few large Trout to complete the slam on that same bait.
Mike with a hefty sight fished Red...
Capt. Tejera joined me for a two boat trip out of Islamorada this week... John Boggio's group hailed from far North to enjoy a very hot, but beautiful day in the Park.
Rick Martin with easily the fish of the week... caught on a Rapala Skitterwalk no less. This Red was an absolute pig.
Nice job Rick! We made sure this breeding fish was more than ready before we let her go...
I can't wait to get back out there!!! Until next week...
Last edited by Captbennyblanco; 05-11-09 at 08:58 AM.