Spotted Tail Fishing Report (May 8)
John Kumiski: For a variety of reasons, some of which were entirely out of my control, I only fished one day this week. So we have a one day fishing Orlando fishing report.
Photo: spottedtail.com © John Kumiski 2016
I took my long-time friend (one of the longest!) Kevin paddling on the Econ on Thursday. We used to play baseball and ride bikes together as kids. The weather was spectacular, the river beautiful. The water had come up a foot in two days from the rain, but was still pretty clear. Redbellies are on their beds, although we hardly fished. We saw several alligators, including some big boys.
I visited a couple other long-time friends on Friday. I am certainly blessed to have friends that I’ve known for 20 years or more.
My fishing day was Tuesday. The spot was the Econ. The vessel was a kayak. The method was fly fishing with a deerhair bug. The fishing started off slow, built to a thundering crescendo, and then completely died. The bass were mostly small ones, but I got one pushing four pounds that was blind in one eye (photo below) and an even larger one that I did not get a photo of. The sunfish were aggressive, smacking that big bug. One even managed to impale itself on the #2 hook. It was a beautiful, very enjoyable day. One weird thing, I did not see an alligator. Where were they?
And that is the One Day Fishing Orlando fishing report from the Spotted Tail.
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