Tailing Reds in Pine Island Sound

Tailing Reds in Pine Island Sound

My friend Dave and his buddy Andy caught some nice “tailing” redfish in
Pine Island Sound. If you’re unfamiliar with Pine Island Sound, it sits behind three islands -Sanibel, Captiva, and Cayo Costa – off the Southwest Florida coast. This is a pretty and well-known fishing destination for not only redfish but snook, and tarpon.

Dave with a Nice Redfish

Look at their faces! These dudes are happy campers. And why the hell not? Hunting for “tailing” reds is a wonderful game, full of challenges and pure excitement. Nice going guys. If I was there I’d buy you a beer.

Pine Island Sound benefits from its direct connection to the Gulf of Mexico. Water pouring places such Redfish and Captiva Pass help keep the Sound fairly clean. So the turtle grass beds here are in good shape. And as you likely realize, these grass beds are an essential part of this ecosystem. Without them the entire food chain would rapidly decline as it is doing next door in Charlotte Harbor. We’ll talk about that growing problem in the next post.

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