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...

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

It has been a great few weeks of fishing down in the Everglades. We have had some cold fronts blow through but also some very mild days in between. That is the pattern this time of year and if your fishing on those mild days, the tarpon are in and usually eating. The redfish and snook fishing has also been pretty good, even on the cooler days. We have ran into some good redfishing from the inside to out on the Gulf edge. The snook fishing has been sometimes spotty and sometimes on fire. We have definitely ran into a lot of big fish so far this year. It is hard to beat a winter day in the Everglades. You rarely see another boat all day and the fishing has been good. I only have a few days open in March and April, so if you want to get and chase some tarpon or just have a great day in the Everglades, give me a call! All the best, Capt. Jason Sullivan RisingTideCharters@gmail.com www.RisingTideCharters.com...