Marco Island Fly Patterns

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing' started by Flylikebrian, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. RunningOnEmpty

    RunningOnEmpty I Love microskiff.com!

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    The cat walk under the Marco bridge was damaged by a storm so the county ripped it out instead of repairing the damaged sections. There was some talk about it getting rebuilt, but I don't think the people from Marco really want it. I've even heard them say it attracts the wrong kind of people to the island.
     
  2. BM_Barrelcooker

    BM_Barrelcooker I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'd give you the details on the one cast hole but capt Bob would kill me for hot spotting.

    Just look for the grocery bag tied to the mangrove tree on 92.
    And watch out for the power line on your back cast.

    Several folks including me have hooked tarpon there.
    If you can post up a picture of one landed there I'll send you a 100 bucks.
     

  3. Flylikebrian

    Flylikebrian Active Member

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    Update: seen 3 snook fishing the beach, hooked up with 1 but he cut me off
     
  4. Backcountry 16

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    Nice you should have better luck during the week maybe it will be less crowded.
     
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  5. Flylikebrian

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    I went out from 6-8pm I'll try tomorrow morning and see if I have better luck
     
  6. Backcountry 16

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    Daybreak is when I would be starting personally nothing like a snook jumping when the sun is just rising and good luck. Most fish should be right along the surf break but don't over look a little further out for possible trout, mackerel,ladyfish,or stray redfish or if your real lucky a tarpon but make sure to do the stingray shuffle.
     
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  7. Steve_Mevers

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    White flies. When you walk the beach, always walk on the highest part of the sand, and look for the schools of snook about a 100 feet down the beach right along the beach in front of you. Best to see them before they detect you, that way you can cast to the fish undisturbed. Often as you walk down the beach, the fish will sense you approaching and move a little farther out off the beach. Just my observations.
     
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  8. Flylikebrian

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    Couldn't sight fish this morning from how cloudy it was so I blind casted into grass patches and behind the wave breaks and hooked up with this trout
     

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  9. lemaymiami

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    That's a great trout -particularly with a fly on foot... Great catch!
     
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  11. Backwater

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    Sweet!
     
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  12. Backwater

    Backwater Fly Fishing Shaman

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    I hit the beach yesterday looking for snook and it was tough. We've had hot weather lately (92 degrees +) each day recently. So the water is like bath water up on the sand. Too hot for snook. They will go seek the cooler deeper water when it gets too hot. Unless you go out 1st thing in the mornings from 1st light till about 1hr past sunrise on the morning incoming tides, they will move off the beach as the sun comes up and heats everything back up. Some will move out to the trough between the beach and the 1st sandbar out, while others will run out to the passes. So it's best to target the beaches near the passes early and then go fish the passes after the sun comes up, using weighted flies and clear sink lines.

    I recommend a stripping basket. If you don't have one, Let me know and I have a plan that you can run down to Walmart off the island or the dollar store, for less than $5.

    Ted
     
  13. Flylikebrian

    Flylikebrian Active Member

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    A variation of a clouser that I tie. It's a lot smaller in the water
     

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    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017 at 9:03 PM
  14. Flylikebrian

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    Yeah a stripping basket would be really nice right about now.
     
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