I was able to get out last week and survey the local fishery over, we are going to need some time for it to come back. The gulf is silty and the bay is black as coffee with run off. By the middle of next week, we should start to see some clarity come back to the flats and with that hopefully some hungry fish to follow.
Keep those that were effected by hurricane Irma in your prayers, especially the keys and the Caribbean. The clean up efforts will take some time in those areas. The residents of the entire state that depend on travel dollars for income, and to feed their families, need your support now more than ever. So let's say this: Even though it may not seem to be, there truly has never been a better time than right now to visit South West Florida. We need your help and support to make it through this!
Capt. Mike Slattery