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Old 03-02-2003, 06:06 AM
Tony Petrella Tony Petrella is offline
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pine island fishing

Jeff-Nearly everything will be happening in mid-April. A fantastic time to fish for snook, redfish (lots of tailing fish), trout, jacks--heck, everything except maybe tarpon. The poons don't usually show up until the very end of April or beginning of May.

Bring an 8wt and 9wt rod, lots of Clouser-style flies in various color combinations #4; small crabs in tan, brown and olivish; unweighted "fiber" minnows with doll eyes in tan/white with a bit of "flash"; smallish poppers for the jacks.

I'm booked for a lot of April, but have a few days open at the very middle of the month, just before Easter. It's a fine time to be at Pine Island, my friend!

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