Copyright 2018 James Marsh
Fly Fishing St. Marks, Steinhatchee, Cedar Key, and Suwannee
River, Florida

02/24/19 Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
The super cold fronts have slowed the action down for the past three weeks of February.
Last week it changed and the weather has been nice and warm. Trout and redfish are being
caught on good weather days on the inshore rocky points. They will be moving back out to
deeper water soon.

Description of the Inshore waters:
The water consist of rivers, inlets, bays and sounds of the area often called the Big Bend of
Florida. The waters in this area can be diverse as there are shallow grass flats along the
shoreline where waters can be fairly clear. Then you can get around the islands where the
water can be murky and even over the oyster bars in the area you can get clear water.

King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel,
Red and Black Drum,
Speckled Trout (Seatrout)

he fishing season is year-round.
Spring is the best time for fly fishing for
This is a good time for night fishing for
Fall it a great time for redfish, bluefish, black drum, tripletail, ladyfish, speckled trout.
Winter months will still find bluefish, ladyfish, shark,  redfish, and speckled trout.

Tide Charts  Apalachicola, Florida
Mexico Beach
Alligator Point

Apalachicola, Florida

Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout), Ladyfish:

Flats Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
White Marabou Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish

Inland water Flies:
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 10 weight, depending on species

Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Fishing Report Archives:
12/24/18 The redfish and speckled trout are in the brackish water bays and up
the brackish rivers at this time. It is one of the best times of the year to catch