This month I've been finding some days with a good red bite, and some pretty good trout. Interestingly enough the best trout I've caught has been on a trout color skitterwalk. There have been some afternoons, with a nice tide and the winds layed down. I found a shoreline with pods of glass minnows and just started working topwaters, and softbodied jigs through those areas and caught trout in the over twenty range and half a dozen reds in the upper slot range. The artificials that have worked for me best of late have been the CAL DOA, glow shad, and gold and glow color. 1/8 ounce jig head so I could fish it slow in shallower water. If you're looking for cut bait the ladyfish have been in abundance on the outside of the bar running along the east side of the bar running along the inside of upper Captiva. That's also a good way to get kids excited about fishing too. The next couple of days look like rain, but I'll probably be out there in it and looking for that nice red.
Tight lines to all of you,