Fishing Outlook & Conditions
David Edens's Tip of the Week
For fish in the grass, if your cast is not accurate, but fairly close leave it where it landed for a few minutes. The reds move randomly. There is a good chance he will move to your fly. When the fish is close, feed the fly to the fish with short strips and bumps. My angler caught 2 fish and missed 1 yesterday by doing just this. Go slow and try not to push the fish. If you push them, cast as quickly as you can as fast as you can to the edge of the school. You may pick one up that has not been spooked. When you are fishing for tailing reds in the grass, go slow and put your fly in front of the fish. When you find the fish stake out and wait for them to come to you. The slightest noise or vibration in the water will spook the fish.
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5-Day Outlook as of 9/13/21
Flood tides and red fish tailing in the spartina grass all week and most of next. Check your tide tables and go!!! Fishing is red hot right now. If you are up to a challenge and a long day, let's go chase Tarpon. Trout fishing is picking up on the neap tides this week.
Techniques & Tips as of 9/13/21
Practice the salt water quick cast and slipping line on your back cast. strip strike, strip strike, strip strike with the rod pointed directly at the line with no slack. Practice short casts. We had reds within feet of the boat this morning. Casting with 5' of fly line is tough. Make your strips erratic. If you see a fish following, a long speedy pull may entice him to strike. Down size to a 6 or 7 weight when the water is slick calm. Low tide reds are very, very spooky. Sometimes they even spook themselves. Whisper to each other when you are on fish. Be stealthy like a cat. No talking, just whispering when you are near fish. Cast in front of an beyond a fish. Time your retrieve so the fly intersects the fish's path.
Current Conditions as of 9/13/21Flood tides and red fish tailing in the spartina grass all week and most of next. Check your tide tables and go!!! Fishing is red hot right now. If you are up to a challenge and a long day, let's go chase Tarpon. Trout fishing is picking up on the neap tides this week.
Local Species Available Year Round
|Avalon Keel Crab||Purple/Black||6-1/0|
|Clouser Minnow||Red Foxtail Clouser||2|
|Borski Bonefish Slider||Tan/Natural/Olive||2|
|Redfish & Speckled Trout Selection||N/A|
This fly is arguably the best all-around and most recommended saltwater fly ever tied.