Monday, January 11, 2016

From James Cronk @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Pompano are in. I skipped some up yesterday when running the flats just north of the power plant in fort pierce and I skipped some up last week in stuart when running across the stuart flats. guys using buck tail pompano jigs tipped with clams or shrimp are doing good when drifting the flats. Snook. Reds and Trout are all still on the docks on the west side of the river fish some Jacks in the mix.  Flounder are in the holes if you know were to look using a gold jig tipped with shrimp or using soft baits fished slow on the bottom will get you the bite. for you fly guys fish the grass flats with a 2-4' bait fish fly "Ep tarpon st fly in brown/tan is the fly" in the day time other gold or green back flies have been working good. night time dock light fishing is still"REDHOT" this cold will slow that down the fish will be moving off the lights and into deeper water and will stop feeding on the smaller flies and start keying in on bigger flies i have been casting 6' flies around the long docks and the bridge and with good results. if your going to do this a 9wt is the way to go and Rope up on your tippet bigger fish around structure  can send you home crying if your fish light gear.i am running a  20lb. "RIO" Redfish leader that is 9 foot long i cut it down to 7.5 feet  and add two feet of seaguar 40lb. fluorocarbon. all my flies are fished on a  loop knot so my flies have room to swim.. some flies to use would be…..the bush pig in chartreuse/white or black/white…. the EP 2/0 PILCHARD bait fish fly will get the job done or my SF Bait fish flies ask the guys at the shop to give you a hand on picking out flies… tight lines Cronk

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