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...

Snook fishing in the Everglades

It has been quite a few weeks fishing for snook in the Everglades. There has been a lot of smaller fish around with some bigger ones mixed in. Most fish are in that 15in to 25 in range which is a blast on fly and light tackle. With all the rai we have had this summer, the salinity levels are way done, which is good thing in the park. Seems like you cant have enough clean fresh water in the Everglades. That is the life line of the whole system. With having this many snook around, it should be interesting how the next few years pans out. I am thinking we are in store for some incredible snook fishing in the Everglades...

Hurricane Irma

It’s been a while since I have been able to update my reports page. Hurricane Irma put everybody on guard as she made her way to South Florida, changing her projected tracks daily. This massive storm made landfall and debased the lower keys and Key West and then went up the west coast and hammered Everglades city and into Naples. When this storm finally left Florida, it had made an effect on the entire state. We got lucky on the east coast, as we experienced Cat 1 winds for 15 hours straight. It definitely could have been worse. My heart goes out to all the residents in the lower keys and west coast as it hit them the hardest. I have not been out on the water since storm because of the fact that the eyeball went through Everglades National Park and caused a huge amount of damage. The park has been closed and will remain closed probably for a while. I plan on launching out of the upper keys and running to the Everglades starting tomorrow. I will definitely let you know what is going on...
Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon Fishing

Hope all is well.  I just got a last minute cancellation today, so I wanted to get out a quick report to let everyone know what is going on in the Everglades.   Currently, we are on some weak tides and haven’t seen a huge number of tarpon.  That should change any day now and  I expect it to really get going next week and into May. There are still plenty of fish in the Park and we have gotten into to them.  We have had some great days over the last few weeks and should only get better.  It is definitely my favorite time of year.   The baby tarpon has been really good lately.  We have been mostly sightfishing these little guys and they are a blast on a fly rod.  Great practice for the big boys!   I only have a few days left in May and June, so give me a call or respond tot his email to get out on the water!   All the best,   Capt. Jason Sullivan RisingTideCharters@gmail.com www.RisingTideCharters.com...
Everglades Fishing Report

Everglades Fishing Report

Hope everyone has had a great weekend! The fishing in the Everglades has also been really good, but the weather always has a lot to do with what we are doing for the day. We were shaping for some great tarpon fishing until a late season cold front blew through and shut everything down. That is not typical for this time of year but every year is different. Since that cold snap, we have spend our time fishing for redfish, snook and baby tarpon. It has all been really good lately, when the big tarpon have not around. We have some warm weather predicted for the next few weeks, so it looks like the tarpon will move in. This is definitely my favorite time of the year! Most of my April is booked up but I do have a few days open late in the month. May is starting to fill up, so give me a call  to get out on the...

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! It has been a great year of fishing and I want to truly thank everyone that spend time on my skiff in 2016. I thoroughly love my job and the people I get to share the Everglades with. The tarpon fishing this year has been by far the best year yet. We have jumped and landed more tarpon this year than any other!!! I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for us. This past week of fishing is the epitome of tarpon fishing in the winter. It’s all about the conditions. Thursday was calm and hot and we hooked into 8 giant tarpon. A front blew through on Friday morning, the water temperatures dropped and the tarpon were gone. This will be the pattern for the next few months until the fronts stop. Good thing though, there is always something to catch in the Everglades! Again, a huge thank you for a great 2016! I have some of days open in 2017, so come experience great weather and fishing in the...