Everglades/ Flamingo Fishing Report

I have been fishing out of Flamingo in Everglades National Parkall week and the fishing remains outstanding. There has been lots of snook caught this week on both fly and plugs. The key to finding these fish is moving water around structure. It is not uncommon to find those two variables and catch 15-20 snook out of that one area. They have been eating white flies and baitfish pattern flies. On the spin side, can’t go wrong with a MirroDine from Mirror-Lure. One day this week, we decided to do a little sightfishing in the backcountry when the tide was low. We had some great shots at big snook and ended up getting a 31 inch snook on fly. This is a good sign for things to come for fishing the...

Tarpon Fishing

This is the time of year that we have some pretty goodtarpon fishingin the backcountry as long as the weather allows. When the we have these warm days in between the fronts, the tarpon come into the backcountry to feed. These are big fish ranging from 60lbs-120lbs. On the slick days, a fly is about the only thing you can get them to eat because they can be spooky. This is definitely some of the best tarpon fishing of the year. The snook fishing continues to be excellent. A lot of little fish mixed with also some redfish. The backcountry is...

Everglades Fishing

I hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend with friends and family! We have had some great weather in the Everglades with some even better fishing. The snook fishing in the backcountry has been absolutely outstanding. There are lots of smaller fish around and some bigger ones mixed in. It is not uncommon to catch 30-40 in a day throw plugs or flies. There is still a lot of freshwater in the backcountry which is great for the fishery. There has also been some pretty good baby tarpon fishing. These fish are in the 5-10lb range and pretty aggressive. The big ones are slowly starting to show up and once we have some light winds and warm mornings, we will definitely be chasing them. We usually get a good push of big tarpon about mid-December. Just keep an eye on the...

Flamingo has been on Fire!

This fall has been some of the best fishing that I can remember. The snook are everywhere and the baby tarpon are just as abundant. It has been extremely refreshing to see. I have been spending a lot of time deep in the Everglades looking for these guys and they not to hard to find. It has been pretty warm so far this fall, but we have had a north wind almost everyday. That makes it tough to fish for big tarpon. They are out there, so I am just waiting for a weather window to make the run. This is a great time to fish the...

Everglades

Post Irma fishing has been incredible. There is a lot of freshwater in the park right now and these fish love freshwater. The more freshwater the better the fishing is in the Everglades. Hopefully we have a somewhat wet winter and spring, as that usually gives us a good tarpon season in the Everglades, providing we get warm weather. There are still a ton of snook around and I am looking for moving water and structure. Those are the two most important things to look for when snook fishing. When you find those, you have been lately...

Everglades Fishing Report

The backcountry continues to be absolutely on fire. The snook fishing is as good as gets right now with lots of fish in the 14 in to 25 in range. They have been eating flies and plugs really good. It has been such a breathe of fresh air to see all these fish around in the Everglades. We have had some days with over 50 snook to the boat. I think we are in for a great winter of snook fishing. These fish are all over Whitewater Bay and as far back as you can go in the Everglades. The tarpon are showing up with this warm weather we have been having and should stick around until our next cold...