Everglades Fishing Report

It has been a rainy week here in South Florida with a few weather cancellations.  I would  probably say this is the best thing for the Everglades, so its not such a bad thing.  The fishing has been really good for snook and baby tarpon with a few bigger tarpon mixed in.  I expect it to get better and better as we move into the summer.  The big tarpon will start showing up in numbers in the next few weeks, which makes the Everglades the place to be.  I love summer fishing in the Glades because there is so many options. ...

Everglades Fishing Report

We are in full swing tarpon season with lots of fish moving in the Everglades and Oceanside of the keys.  Just to give you an idea of the schools of fish moving on the Oceanside, we got a great drone shot of a school of about 500 tarpon.   Some of the best fishing of the year in the Everglades is right around the corner.  The end of May and June are my favorite times to fish, especially if we get a lot of rain.  The snook start moving out to the coast and get ready to spawn and the tarpon start moving north and back into the Everglades in good...

CERP

For the past two years, projects that focus on restoring Everglades have been continuous. There have been great improvements in these projects, but where exactly are they in terms of completion? Are there factors that hinder a speedy development of these projects? These questions call for an assessment and evaluation of projects that seek to restore Everglades. According to a mandated report from the National Research Council, financial, procedural, and legal factors are the main hindrances for a faster completion of restoration projects. This report was filed by the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and is the fifth in a series of biennial evaluations. CERP is a multibillion-dollar undertaking that started in the 2000s. The main objective of this plan was to solve and stop the decline of the area’s ecosystem as well as to create a water system that can serve as a resource for natural and agricultural needs of those living in southern Florida. As of October 2011, the Central Everglades Planning Project proposed a number of projects that would focus on preserving the ecosystems in the area. These projects are centered on building a new water flow at Everglades taking up around two-thirds of the land that CERP was supposed to use. They continuously urge CERP to approve and hasten the implementation of the project so that environment degradation will be put to a stop. However, if this plan is not put into action, water distribution will not be possible even by 2035. Moreover, with the allotted money of $100M per year being too small, the plan will take a much longer time to be completed,...
Everglades Fishing Report

Everglades Fishing Report

We are definitely in our winter pattern over the last few days. The water temps are in the 60s and every afternoon you might see 72-73 degrees. Not quite consistently warm enough for the tarpon to show up in numbers. When it does though, they show up and bring all there friends. We had a few days last week where we go into them and it was as good as winter tarpon can be in the Everglades. When the tarpon aren’t around, the sight fishing for snook and redfish has been really good. They like to wait till that sun warms up the shallow mudflats, which makes it ideal for sightfishing with both a spin rod or fly rod. That is definitely one of my favorite things to do this time of year. Also, the night tarpon fishing is starting to get into full swing. That can be some epic tarpon fishing and it is a perfect way to get out after work for a few hours and pull on some silver. I have plenty of availability in February so if you want to get out on the water and enjoy a day in the Everglades, give me a call or respond to this email. Also, my March and April are filling up so don’t wait till the last minute to get in to some tarpon...
Everglades Fishing Report

Everglades Fishing Report

It has been pretty dry lately and with some negative low tides, the water levels are low. Recently, I have seen some water as low as its been in a long time. That is definitely a good thing for fishing in the backcountry. With the water temperature being under that magic number for tarpon, we have been concentrating on snook and redfish. There has been plenty around. Once the sun is up we have switched to sight fishing and that has also been very reliable. Looks like we might see some tarpon this week, with some warm temperatures coming our way. Here are some pictures from the last couple of...

Tarpon in the December

It has been extremely warm down in here in South Florida so far this winter. Lots of tarpon around with this balmy December weather. The fish are happy and we getting them on flies and plugs. Here’s picture of a recent one we...