A Ride to Pine Island

Yesterday I took a ride to Pine Island for a day on Pine Island Sound. Man, I would really like to know these waters better. The flats and back-country here are stunning, as good as it gets.

While unloading my Diablo, I meet a kayak angler coming off the water. He had been out there since 5AM! Naturally, I asked how the bite was. Shaking his head, he said it had been off for two days. Oh well, that’s fishing.

Pine Island Sound

Pine Island Sound

I decided to paddle south toward Cat Key, and then return, fishing with the wind at my back. The water was murky, but the tide was rising, bringing clear salt from the Gulf. So I figured things would get better as the day went on. And they did.

In the next couple of hours, I hooked two redfish, and two snook, one of which was tiny. Took his picture belong I let him go. Still overall the fishing wasn’t too bad. I ate a PB&J sandwich and sailed home, with the south wind shoving me along. It was a good day on Pine Island Sound.

Miniature Snook

Miniature Snook

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