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Fly Fishing the Lake Manatee in Florida

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Lake Manatee is a fly fishing location in Florida. This destination has an elevation of approximately 37 feet. Please view the pinpointed location for Lake Manatee on the Google Map to the right. If you'd like directions to this destination, please click here for directions (provided via Google Maps).
             

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Steve Gibson (SteveGibson) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: We’ve been getting hand-sized bluegill, bass to 2 pounds, shellcracker and channel catfish to 10 pounds on popping bugs, Myakka Minnow and nymphs in Lake Manatee. One outing produced 103 bluegill, five shellcracker and three cats.
Good numbers are coming from the east side of the lake, but the fish are smaller (except for catfish). Bluegill to 10 inches and bass to 2 pounds are hitting around the mouth of Gilley Creek toward the west.
With the advent of cooler weather, we anticipate the beginning the fall speckled perch run. We usually get them on Myakka Minnows and nymphs.
We’re still a couple of months away from out Everglades trips. We’ll start heading south in December to fish canals along Alligator Alley. That’s where we target hard-fishing oscar, lightning-fast Mayan cichlid, largemouth bass, bluegill, stumpknocker and shellcracker.
Everglades trips often result in 100 fish or more per person.
(09/30/09)
Steve Gibson (SteveGibson) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing: As we move into fall, fishing is improving on all fronts. (09/14/09)
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