flats fly fishing report

The weather is finally starting to stabilize and fish are stalking the shallows. This time of year can offer some of the best in sight fishing for a multitude of species in shallow water on fly. The transition from Winter’s cooler water temps and the warmer waters of Spring to Summer’s patterns is starting to finally take place. There is no better time for big Trout and belly crawling shallow water Redfish for anglers who sight fish on fly. Water levels are still fairly low but clear water is still the key in the North Indian and Mosquito Lagoons. The early morning bite has been very productive using top water Gurglers, especially for Trout and Snook.

Crustacean patterns are still producing fish but key in on baitfish patterns for targeting the larger fish in deeper water. As mid day approaches, focus on mangrove shorelines for shallow water Redfish or Snook, even as the water temps begin to rise. We are blessed to live where the fishing can be productive all year round, but you have to change tactics throughout the day to stay productive. Just remember to stay hydrated and covered up and a full day on the water can still be enjoyable.

For anyone looking to experience sight fishing the shallows on fly and light tackle contact the Charter Captains of Florida Fly Co. Charters on Facebook or our website.