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Monday October 18 2010 ,10:04 am

Fall Bite Report

Sorry to have let the entries go by the wayside for a month, but I have a legit excuse -- I've been fishing my brains out!

Snook on fly at night has been excellent through September, but in the last couple of weeks, the amount of bait in the St. Lucie and the IRL is just plain sick, so getting bites on fly is getting tougher.

Sight casting with flies in the surf was very good for me too, until the big blow started around the first week of Sept. Since fishing the surf was impossible for a few weeks, I took advantage and raked plenty of sand fleas for the winter surf season, which by the way, is getting an early start. I have been catching 30 to 40 pomps in three to four hour sessions, though they are small (many undersized) as is typical for October on the beaches from the Martin/St. Lucie county line north since last week. This past weekend, the size average bumped up a bit as I had hoped, and I iced a limit on Saturday afternoon, with a few 2- to 3-pounders.

Pomps should be invading the IRL at any time in fishable numbers. If you haven't taken pompano on fly or light tackle, it's my specialty, and I'll get you up to speed in no time. While fly fishing, you can expect to catch blues, Spanish, and trout as well. Give me a call to book some dates in Nov and Dec. Keep in mind that the fish run until April.

Also have plenty of my Pompano Plus surf dropper rigs and pompano flies on hand for sale.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Capt. Mike (772) 521-1882

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