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by Terrier
January 10th, 2022, 4:02 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks 10/23
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: St Marks 10/23

with the cooler weather, trout are back to staging - picked up 18 and two short reds along some creek mouth oyster bars. Even had some topwater action with gartside gurglers. No overslots, but a couple at 19". No real dinks either, most 15" - 17"
by Terrier
January 1st, 2022, 2:29 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks 10/23
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: St Marks 10/23

No joy yesterday - appears the warm weather scattered the fish. They weren't in their 'staging area' like last week. Had a few swings and misses, and some kayak control issues with the wind, but not near the activity of a week ago.
by Terrier
December 27th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks 10/23
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: St Marks 10/23

Refuge was active yesterday - water was clear and cool, but not cold. Picked up 26 trout, most 16" - 18", with two overslots at 21" and 23". Added a flounder and a few short reds. Olive over white clouser with minimal flash seemed to work best.
by Terrier
November 3rd, 2021, 8:22 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks 10/23
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: St Marks 10/23

Fished the refuge Sunday - got one 15" trout off the lighthouse bars. Tried the bars to the west - knew it would be tough when I saw a big Alligator gar swim by - too much freshwater. I did get a fly-by from 'Pinkie' the flamingo, so that was interesting.
by Terrier
October 29th, 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks 10/23
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: St Marks 10/23

Maybe the cooler weather will kick things off - lots of rain this summer murked up the water. The floodplains are still full of water and the rain yesterday didn't help.
by Terrier
June 28th, 2021, 8:31 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

I've tried a few charlie type patterns - tan charlies should work well as a sand flea imitator for pomps and whiting. Yellow is another good color with gold flash, red thread.
by Terrier
June 27th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Tough day today on the St Marks flats - brutal east wind. bounced a few clousers off my back. Did manage a 17" redfish and a 24" trout - trout was nice and fat and fought well on the 7wt. Added a ladyfish later but packed it in at noon. Looked like the wind was starting to lay down somewhat.
by Terrier
June 17th, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Pompano
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: Pompano

I'll mix some pearl, copper and UV pearl in with the gold - just a few strands of each. Fish may not care but I like a pearl and gold/copper combo for over the grass beds. Fished SGI this week end - got a nice whiting in the surf and lost a bluefish (cut off as I was about to land it, and got a just...
by Terrier
June 6th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Where did you get it? Pomps are my favorite fish to catch on the fly - I've only got a few. Picked up two trout at the refuge today - 20" and 16", plus two puffers that wrecked my flies.
by Terrier
May 31st, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Not so good today - strong east wind made it tough. Did get my first redfish of the year - 21" on a clouser. And my first puffer of the year. Added a jack and had something get off after a few head shakes, but no trout.
by Terrier
May 24th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

I've been lucky - no puffers so far. I'm still waiting for my first redfish and flounder of the year
by Terrier
May 23rd, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Flats were good today - 14 trout, nothing under 17", with 8 19" or bigger (two overslots at 22', 21' today). Clousers and intermediate line. Saw lots of catching going on with other kayaks and boats. The water is very clear and still somewhat cool, but that will be changing this week if th...
by Terrier
May 3rd, 2021, 8:06 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

I would hate to have someone listen to me while fishing from a kayak - every other word would be bleeped out. A paddle board would be better for casting since you could stand but the wind effects would be worse.
by Terrier
May 3rd, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Wading the bars whenever possible - I hate fishing out of a kayak but sometimes you have to. It's so much less aggravating wading then being in a kayak.
by Terrier
May 2nd, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

St Marks NWR - 02 May 2021

Lighthouse flats were alive today - picked up 12 trout, 22" to 17", along with a spanish and a jack. Everything came on the 'Lighthouse clouser' - olive over chart over white with pink fluoro fiber throat. The fish seemed amped up - really fought well. I saw lots of other fish being caught...