Yesterday was a beautiful day on the water in SW Florida. The tide came in a sparking clear turquoise color, there was a light fresh breeze and white puffy clouds. I fished with Pat Kenershough from PA. Pat had told me he was a fresh water fly fisherman and he didn’t have much experience in saltwater. I was looking forward to helping him adjust to the challenges of saltwater fly fishing. Turns out he was an excellent caster and was able to tackle the difficulties of saltwater fly fishing with ease. The mackerel were thick off the beaches so we caught a couple of them then headed to the backcountry. Big 15-20lb jack crevalles were bustin’ baits in one of the bays so on Pat’s third cast hooked a huge one. The fish took him into his backing and at one point Pat thought he might get spooled. The fish finally went behind some mangroves and broke off. It was a tough loss. I love being on the water in SW Florida, the sunrises, dolphins and all nature has to offer always amazes me. Let’s go fishing! There are big tarpon in the passes and the Bonita are starting to show and snook are everywhere!