Monday
Nov252013

Hiding out from the wind

This is a pretty biscayne bay redfish caught during 25-30 knot winds.  It's amazing what a little mangrove cover can do for you...this would've been a perfect tournament specimen measured at 26 7/8"

Either way, any biscayne bay redfish gets released when fishing with me...

 

Monday
Nov252013

More fun in the Glades

Redfish and snook fishing is as good as it gets right now in the Everglades. Despite strong winds that we get this time of year on a regular basis, great days of fishing can be had. There are plenty of fishy creeks and shorelines to hide out from the elements. These areas can be a lot of fun sight-fishing on fly or spinning gear, and live-baiting can also prove to be very productive.

  

  

 

Monday
Nov112013

Fall fishing in the Glades/November 2013

 

 

Strong winds have kept us close to shore and within the protection of the many creeks available in the Everglades. Redfish have been easy to find, along with plenty of snook.  We have been using artificial baits, mostly soft plastic shrimp rigged weedless to avoid hang-ups. The reds have been seen cruising in shallow water and also tailing in some very shallow water.

When the wind lays down, it'll be time to start looking for cobia offshore, as they should be migrating into the area within the next month or so.

 

Monday
Nov042013

Fishing Flamingo on Halloween

I made it down to Flamingo last week for the first time in a while. Actually, it's only the second time I take the Marquesa down to the park...I fished with an old buddy, Dave. We started the day poling for tailing reds early and found that they were happy, waiving their tails in super shallow water. I couldn't quite get the Marquesa up where they were because it was only a few inches deep and it was pretty much peak low tide, but we did manage to get one fish and a lot of follows and eats that we missed. Most of the redfish had their faces deep into the grass, so we had to make casts just passed the fish, reel the grubs on the surface and drop them right on their heads to get a reaction. Later on, we ran up passed the cape and worked shorelines where baitfish were getting crushed by snook and redfish that are working the area in good numbers. We managed a couple small snook and moved out in search for cobia. It looks like it's still too early in the season, but any day the cobia should start pouring through. While offshore, we did get a few big trout and messed around with big jewfish that parked themselves under the boat. They were eating everything we brought close to the boat, right at the surface next to us, so we hooked up a few times on a light spinner and had some fun with them. They are impressive fish to see come out of the water to eat.  I've even had them eat a shark of the end of my line....yes, a shark got eaten by a fish!! Gotta love the wildlife available in the Everglades...            

 

 

Monday
Oct282013

Muttons are on the move

Again, cooler waters are bringing about changes in our fishing patterns. Loading up the well has been easy and it is necessary when you want to fish for these beautiful, pink mutton snappers.

 

This fish was caught on light tackle and gave a few blazing runs before coming to the boat.