Do you love big bluegill?
I don't know why I haven't fished this great river more, but I hadn't fished it in more than 20 years. Kind of forgot about it over the years.
Ran into a guy at Lake Manatee who suggested I give it a try. He said the fishing is better and the bluegill larger.
He was right.
First time I fished it, I caught about 80 bluegill and most of them were at least 3/4 of a pound. Also hooked five channel cats and landed one -- a 6-pounder. Most of the action came on my Myakka Minnow fly.
All fish were taken on TFO 2-weight fly rod.