Flamingo Fishing Report

We have had some crazy weather over the last few weeks. Early this month it was extremely cold and windy and now it feels like the middle of spring. With the warm weather, the big tarpon have pushed into the backcountry. This time of year we hook some of the biggest tarpon of the year. Most fish are 60-80lbs. but it is not uncommon to hook fish into the 130-150 lb class. There has been lots of fish around and we have been getting them both on plugs and flies. The snook fishing is also very good right now with the warm weather. If you can find some good clean water, then you will definitely find some snook. If this is any indication of our tarpon season, looks like we are in for a good...

Everglades Fishing

It is finally starting to warm back up in the Everglades which is making the fish extremely active again. Over the last few weeks water temps have dropped into the low 50s, which is really low for South Florida. The good thing is it has warmed up and I haven’t seen any dead fish in Everglades National Park like we did in 2010. The winter time snook fishing has been by far the best fishing we have had. Lots of little fish with some bigger ones mixed in. Most were caught on flies and plugs. The baby tarpon are still around and have been pretty active lately as well. The water levels have dropped significantly due to the consecutive days with 20+ knot winds. That means the snook and bass fishing should really get turned on. We had a great day catching over 40 Bass on the freshwater side of the Everglades. The big tarpon have showed up with water temps back into the 70s, but we just need the wind to lay down! Tarpon season is right around the corner and I only have a few days in early March and early April left open. I do have some availability in May to sight fish big tarpon down in the Keys with a fly rod. Give me a call or respond to this email to get out on the...

Everglades Fishing

Hope everyone is off to a great 2018. We just had a major cold front where water temperatures dipped into the mid 50s, which definitely slowed down the snook fishing. It is now back up to the high 60s and fishing has gotten better each day since. That will be the pattern for the next few months. On the days in between the fronts the big tarpon will show up if water warms up to the mid 70s. The sightfishing for redfish and snook is great this time of year because they warm themselves on the mud flats in the backcountry. If the conditions are right it can be some great fishing. Tarpon season is right around the corner and I still have a some days in March and April open to chase these monsters! I will also be doing some Oceanside tarpon fishing in May out of Islamorada and Biscayne Bay. That is pretty much some of the best sightfishing for tarpon we have down...

Cold front

We just had a big good cold front blow through the South Florida late last week into the weekend. That slowed the fishing down for the most part in the backcountry. The fish were down deep and required some live bait and shrimp to entice a bite. The good thing is that right after the front, fish get really active because they haven’t eaten much in the last few days. The weather is calling for a warming week which will really turn on the bite. Looking forward to some great fishing this week. Miami Fishing...

Everglades Fishing Report

The park road down to Flamingo is still closed at the moment but I believe they are really close to opening it up. I am still fishing out of the upper keys and running across Florida Bay to reach Flamingo. The fishing has been excellent out font on the flats for baby tarpon. We have caught them on fly and plugs. The fish have ranged from 5 lbs- 30lbs and there has been a lot of them. Some days we have had over 10 bites on flies and plugs!! There has been some snook and redfish around on the lower stages of the tide when the water is a little bit cleaner. Sometimes it is hard to pull away from the tarpon though. Looks like the wind is going to lay down and we have some great tides over the next week. Give me a call to book a trip with an Everglades fly fishing...

Tarpon Fishing in the Everglades

I have always told people there is no need to travel out of the country to experience great tarpon fishing. Everglades National Park offers some of the best tarpon fishing in the world. You are able to fish for and catch fish of all sizes, ranging from 5 lbs-150lbs on fly and plugs. The Everglades is not only home to the best tarpon fishery but also has great snook and redfishing. Just a short drive from Miami puts you in some remote waters that has some incredible tarpon fishing. The best part about the fishing in the Everglades is, it can be done year round. When the weather is warm, which it is almost year round, you can find tarpon. No other place offers that. I made a short video of what you can experience in the...