Fishing with El Nino

From: flatback@bhip.infi.net
Date: 05 Mar 1998
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Despite all you may have heard about El Nino, the fishing here in Florida remains good. High winds and strong rain storms have ket many guides off the water for record periods of time giving the fish a "rest" taking the fishing pressure off. On the days that we are fishing, the bite has been good. My guide business is one of inshore fishing with light tackle, using artificial lures. Where I run out of, in Terra Ceia, Florida, there are a multitude of mangrove islands offering protection from much of the wind. One trip recently tood place on a day with gale force winds. The resulting catch was snook. spotted seatrout, redfish, ladyfish, and sheepshead. Yes, an inshore "Grand Slam" on a day when most other boats stayed at the dock. So, you see, the fish don't seem to be affected in their ability to eat. True, fish are not holding true to any other pattern we've seen for this time of year, but maybe this is just the pattern for El Nino. Good fishing everybody. Capt. Ray- Backwater Promotions941-7232655