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Updated: 05/03/2018 08:30:01AM

The really shallow stuff

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By Robert Lugiewicz

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Here in Southwest Florida, we spend a lot of our time on the water fishing in shallow areas. But there’s shallow, and there’s really shallow. For our purposes today, we’re going to define shallow as two feet deep or less — although sometimes we’ll find fish out there that are in water so shallow it’s literally just covering their backs.

Targeting fish in really skinny water can be a serious challenge. For about the next six weeks, our inshore waters are the clearest they’re going to be all year. That makes it easier to spot fish — but if you can see the fish, they can see you. And they’re used to being attacked from above, since that’s where many of their predators come from.

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