October in the ‘Glades

Recent inshore fishing reports from the south region.


October in the ‘Glades

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymimami

Redfishing has been good most days and we usually find them with small snook. The big surprise has been the number of sawfish we’ve encountered while working bait for those reds.

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Flamingo Fun

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymimami

Out of Flamingo things are getting more and more active with schools of bait all along the Gulf coast that seem to be getting larger day by day. We’re finding tarpon, snook, reds, trout actively feeding each day.

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Florida Sportsman member: lemaymimami

At night locally the snook and small tarpon are hungry wherever you find them. We managed to jump tarpon on both fly and spinning gear at more than one spot the one night we went after them. We also released three small snook up to almost slot size that were hanging around dock lights on the same flies and lures.

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Hot Bite in the Bay

Florida Sportsman member: Tidesright

We had to force my buddy John on the bow as he is always quick to jump on the poling platform. He got a shot and the line started to peel off the reel as the fish screamed across the flat. A couple tense moments later and Permit was in the boat!

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Summertime Flats Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Tidesright

Onto the bonefish and permit, what many don’t know is that this time of year can be epic! Early fall brings good tides and hungry fish multiple permit days are not out of the question and bonefish can be found and caught in the mix as well.

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Biscayne Reds and More

Florida Sportsman member: flatstalker

Fished the afternoon with my dad and nephew and found massive schools of snappers, snook and sheepshead. Mixed in were plenty of small tarpon which my dad jumped one on a live target sardine.

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First Time in the Glades

Florida Sportsman member: Tidesright

The best part of the day was watching Nina cast to tailing Redfish and successfully catch her first Redfish all on her own! It was truly a special moment for her and of course her grandfather was even more excited!

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Everglades Backcountry Fun

Florida Sportsman member: Lemaymiami

The fish ranged from 30 to about 80 pounds and, of course, using the lightest rod on my skiff the young man tossed a small jig, allowed it to sink, then hooked up solid on a 40 pound fish. For the next 20 minutes that young man fought that tarpon around and around with the fish doing its best to get free.

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Bones in Biscayne Bay

Florida Sportsman member: Tidesright

After some frustration with Permit and Tarpon we went off in search of Bonefish again. Missed a shot and right before we pole off three fish pop up, unable to refuse a well placed crab I was tight and the fish was off the the races. Fish was landed and released to fight another day!

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Fun in Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: Tidesright

Sunday was a friend and couple of his friends who once again never caught a redfish. Right out the gate we were casting at redfish that were pushing and tailing. Both of my buddies friends caught their first couple redfish each even doubling up at times. My buddy also got a good one on fly as well.

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Taming Tarpon in Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

These past ten days the stars in the backcountry have been tarpon of every size from 20 to 30 pounds all the way up to the big girls. We’ve caught and released two 100 pound fish up inside ‘Glades rivers long after they should have already departed on their spawning run.

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Tiger on the Beach

Florida Sportsman member: landshark

The one thing that makes up for slow fishing is being surrounded by good friends and it makes the time we spend out on the sand enjoyable. My good friend Ben Begovic has been coming sharking with us over the last two years, but has never really put out a rod until just recently.

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Beach Bones

Florida Sportsman member: ReelDeep

Forum member ReelDeep has been getting into a mess of fish off the Miami beaches including bonefish, snook and tarpon.

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Monster Sharks from the Beach

Florida Sportsman member: landshark

The shark made another 350 yard run this time with such an aggressive nature I began to worry this fish had just awoken and was hell bound. After about an hour of being in positions only seen in the matrix my strength was wearing thin as every muscle in my body began to convulse.

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Trout Chewing in North Biscayne Bay

Florida Sportsman member: closcab

We were using Live Target Scaled Sardine and Tsunami swim baits. We limited out fairly quickly. Although we did not hook up with any gators all the keepers were quality fish with too many to count that were let go. The trout seem very hungry and will go after anything that looks like a pilchard. The next few weeks should be great if you are looking a big gator trout.

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Day and Night Bite, Down South

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

Four more times I had the leader but the fish was still way too strong. Finally Neil’s rod broke at the base ferrule and it was all I could do retrieve the broken portion, which had slid down the leader to the fish. Giving it one last try I almost had the lower jaw when the fish slapped me upside the head with its tail and took off again, breaking the leader!

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Big Fish in Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: Bonesmuggler

Forum member Bonesmuggler Got into some fish in flamingo recently and some nice ones at that, including a beautiful backcountry snook and a big tasty tripletail!

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Yo-Yo Shark Fishing from the Beach

Florida Sportsman member: Poseidon10/31

Finally got me a blacktip off south beach with the yoyo. We went 2-4 on sharks up to 100 plus pounds from 7-9am. We were kayaking blue runners out just past the sandbar. Fight time was 9 minutes and the tackle used is in the video description.

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Flamingo Reds

Florida Sportsman member: heavychevy15

The reds were everywhere in the morning and the first cast my buddy made produced a 29.5 inch red. Shortly after I got a 24inch red, so we decided to go after some snook. After a couple hours of no Snook taking our baits we went back to the flats. Found reds all over but they weren’t willing to take anything we threw at them.

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Hungry Fish In The Everglades Backcountry

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

Trout ate a small fly after we chummed a bit with small white baits. For about an hour every cast was a hookup or a missed opportunity. The fish were trout, mackerel, jacks, ladyfish, and some surprisingly large mangrove snapper.

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Flamingo On Fire

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

Just before noon we made a shift in tactics, leaving the areas we’d been working and running a few miles north just before the high tide. Our first task was to load the well with the only bait we found, some very nice sized pilchards and small herring along a shoreline. Then shifted our tactics entirely to live chumming and working those same baits on troll-rite style rigs underneath where our chummers were getting worked over. What a difference that shift made. I’ll let the pictures tell most of the story.

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Miami Backwater Bass

Florida Sportsman member: COBRA

Not to be discouraged I quickly switched areas and tried again. Still no Tarpon but we did managed a couple of Snook and some fresh water Jack Crevalle. Now the sun is higher in the sky and it’s Peacock Bass time. Another short run and we we’re into prime Peacock bass waters, ready for a fight. It wasn’t long before the duo were hooked up to their first Peacocks Bass.

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Peacock Bass and More

Florida Sportsman member: COBRA

Speaking of lures, Terroreyz seem to be getting a lot of attention out here. Don’t be surprised if while casting at some “obvious” Peacock bass spot, and you get slammed by one of the fresh water Jack Crevalle patrolling the area. It happens a lot while I’m out there with a client. The look on their faces is priceless! “salt water fish in fresh water?” is what I usually hear from them in astonishment. Anyways we took a few pictures for memories of the day. Thanks for reading our report.

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Everglades Backcountry

Florida Sportsman member: COBRA

Ok, so now we’re nearing our first spot of the morning. It is a very nice point along a mangrove lined shoreline. I shut down the outboard and deploy the trolling motor to get stealthy. I hand my angler a rod with a DOA shrimp attached and tell her where to put the cast. She takes aim and fires off a 50 foot cast right on the mark. Bam! She’s on her biggest Red to date. After a very touch and go battle she lands it, and it smiles all around. Most of the rest of the day we played with Trout and more Red’s with a few jumped Tarpon.and a couple of Snook lost at the boat. All in all it was a very good day and I’m looking forward to many more days like it.

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Ft. Lauderdale Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: The Lazy Marlin

Here is a a short video we just made of our first tarpon landed aboard @Thelazymarlin. No harm was done to the fish and was released to fight another day. Caught it on 15-pound mono with 80-pound leader, freelining a chunk of bonito (bimini bonito is the trick!). We are estimating this tarpon at 40 pounds. This is the first one we have landed out of about 5 that jumped off.

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Mission Accomplished : Cobia & Snook

Florida Sportsman member: Bullshark

I started off by attending a fishing seminar at White’s Tackle in Stuart which was headed by the host of Reel Time Florida Sportsman George Gozdz. It got me pumped! It was a Cobia and Tarpon seminar.

So after we got our bait we hit the beach for Tarpon. We found nothing. Cobia never crossed my mind until the class but since I had a idea now how to catch them in this area we set out. That was one of the first times in my life that on the first trip of targeting a certain fish we nailed it. We went 5 for 7 on Cobia. We lost a monster that hit the rig with smaller leader but got our limit of keepers.

At this point things got crazy! First cast snook then he doubled up for 2. Then he hooked into a very large fish which was landed. We were beaming at this point at our luck. I noticed as we were leaving some very big fish cruzing the bottom of a channel. I said lets try for those thinking they were Tarpon. The first cast with my Tarpon set-up and the rod bent like it never has before then the biggest snook I’ve ever seen breaks out of the water. This is by far the biggest snook I’ve ever caught…

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South Beach Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Poseidon10/31

Tried to get off the beach in my yak this morning but the surf conditions put an end to that. Instead, I soaked a couple mullet in the wash looking for snook and I was quickly rewarded. Went 1 for 2 on live mullet and called it a day. Looks like its that time of year. Fish was 39 inches with a 21 inch girth.

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Successful Trip to Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: USNavy_Angler

So this was our second trip to Flamingo. The first one we had very little luck landing fish. Given that it’s a 140 mile round trip, it was tough coming home with only one Redfish landed all day.

We were dockside by 5:00 a.m. and in the water by 5:30 a.m.. Got to watch a beautiful sunrise as we planed through the channel on our way to our spot. Around 6:15 a.m. we began casting topwater lures while poling through the flat. Instantly caught and landed a Jack, and then a huge ladyfish. Things were looking up with tons of topwater activity from baitfish. Not long after those first two, I hooked and fought a large snook, but he got away. But then, wham! A red jumps out the water and swallowed by MirrOlure Topdog Jr! It measured at 29 inches and weighed 9 solid pounds! No longer then 10 minutes later my buddy fights and lands a snook like the one I lost, or maybe even the one I lost[...]

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Welcome to Jurassic Park

Florida Sportsman member: Sammy T

By now we have nicknamed this place “Jurassic Park”. Again, no success and got our a$$es handed to us .

For the next week, its all I can think about. I make the arrangements to come back the following weekend with some heavier gear.

Saturday morning we strike out on the trout and make it over to Jurassic Park around 9:15. Get everything set up and couldn’t get a second bait down before bait number 1 gets eaten (these things are in there thick!). Here we go again . At 1 hour we see its back and confirm it to be a sawfish.

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Reds in Paradise

Florida Sportsman member: flatsstalker

Headed to the keys on Saturday to meet up with Gil (aka Reel esc) and do some yellow tailing, but the other guys cancelled so we decided to take out his skiff and head out to fish flamingo . When we got to flamingo winds started blowing hard around 20 mph. Fished first spot but no one was home and with the winds blowing hard I decided to fish a spot that’s protected, and as I expected we ended with 5 reds which 2 were keepers. Then we headed out looking to try for a quick cobia bite as all of a sudden the winds seemed to die down but no luck .

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Permit on the Flats

Florida Sportsman member: flatsstalker

Decided to do a late fishing trip with my girl and Capt.Rob aka GettingJiggy .We picked up A couple of crabs and shrimp and launched the boat in search of bonefish and permits. Rob wanted to pole some flats he had in mind and we did. 1st flat produced a very nice Cuda laying in a sand hole waiting to ambush incoming pilchards. Casted pass her with a mirrodine and saw her follow and with a fast run hit the lure and gave a screaming run. Next flat Rob decided to pole in search of permit. Soon Rob points out an incoming permit that I almost dint noticed as I was focused on another permit farther away. Casted the crab right in front of her and all of a sudden she turned grabbed the crab and we were on with an explosive run that almost spooled me[...]

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Key Biscayne Trout Bite

Florida Sportsman member: UrbanAnglerMiami

Hooked up with my buddy Rob, aka “Gettin Jiggy!” for some reds in Key Biscayne today. After Rob blacked out the well again, we headed out in search for some bulls. Rob makes catching bait look oober easy. Unfortunately, we didn’t see a single one but didn’t look too long before we found a new species at one of Rob’s old spots. Speckled Sea Trout! Ironically, he had mentioned something about trout as I got a few nice ones the day before in BB. We rolled up on what we thought was mullet. I saw what looked like a trout’s back ripping across the surface and made a long cast into the frenzy and hooked up to a 18 inch solid speck on a “chard”. We started to hook up back-to-back, with a constant bite, I tie on a top water lure and the fun factor jumped up a notch or two. We quickly got our limit with 8 solid 18 inchers and we released another 7-8, 18-20 inch+. Rob decides to tie on a top water lure also and we were both like little kids, tearing it up. I lost a couple of hogs, one “gator” was pushing 30 inches. I couldn’t believe it!

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Flamingo Action

Florida Sportsman member: ragsnook

[...]The weather was beautiful and the fish were hungry. We each caught a handful of redfish up to 24 inches, with Thomas catching the biggest ones. After that we caught a handful a snook and a couple of Black Drum as well. During the day I had mentioned to him that I fished the day before and had caught a bunch of sheepshead not to far from where we were and he was game to give it a try. Just like the day before the sheepshead were there and ready to eat. We caught our share of sheepshead for the rest of the day and even had a few surprise catches of a small goliath grouper and a nice size blue fish. Just another beautiful day in paradise if you ask me.

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Biscayne Bay Action

Florida Sportsman member: Gettin’ Jiggy!

Fished with Joel (flatsstalker) yesterday. Started the day stalking the most elusive species on the flats, the sheepshead. Damn, those guys are spooky in shallow water. We couldn’t get them to eat our shrimps. So, we moved onto some snook and found many, but didn’t get the right shots on them. We had two fat snook come out from under the mangroves and nose Joel’s lure, but they saw us and turned back for the bushes. Awesome sight though. That’s what happens for poling too close. Joel had the hot hand with the trout and snapper after that. I moved to a little tarpon hole and we got one each[...]

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Gags, Sheepshead, Trout and Mackerel On Fire!

Florida Sportsman member: flatsstalker

Today I met up with Sean aka (Tailchaser69) and we decided to explore some spots I haven’t fished for a long while. We got to the first spot and decided to fish with artificials. On the first cast we were met with a school of jacks singles and double hook ups. Suddenly we were both hooked up with blue fish and a pompano on soft plastics. The bite died for about 10 minutes and then it was on again, but this time we were on a non stop trout bite . Caught limit quickly and we decided to move on to the next spot in search of reds. On the way Sean spots a school of mackerel jumping .So we decided to hit them up and on again we were on amazing non stop bite[...]

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Backcountry Report

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

This past week it was mostly fly fishing and on Thursday and Friday I had visiting angler Jonathan Hey aboard. He was on his way down to Mexico from London and wanted his first trip to the Everglades. As anyone on the water these recent weeks can confirm, our local weather hasn’t been the greatest. Lots of wind, day after day, and water temps that are moderate for a day or two then quickly drop five or six degrees in just one night. It’s enough to make the fish a bit confused…. and this guide as well. Using just one rod (a lovely Sage 9wt) we worked the interior in Whitewater and Oyster Bays the first day and Jonathan got a backcountry slam of trout, redfish, and snook [...]

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Reds in the Bay

Florida Sportsman member: Gettin’ Jiggy!

Today, I stuck strictly to sight fishing with Hai, aka Urban Angler Miami. We made the run out of Key Largo to the redfish grounds in Florida Bay. Hai had some good shots and landed 3 reds from 22-28″. I managed to wet a line for a little bit and fooled a fat 25″ red on fly from the platform. The water temp was between 67-70*F throughout the bay. Hai caught one of his reds on a skimmer jig tipped with a shrimp, and two on a gold spoon where the water was a little cloudy. We saw a lot of quality fish today, but didn’t have the right shots at them. Not a whole lot of fish, but still a productive day for covering new waters[...]

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Great Day in Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: Shallow Minded 69

Went out yesterday early with a friend and his two boys as well as my own two boys for another adventure in the park. Needless to say, it was one of my best days ever. Started off at Snake Bite with over 20 Sea Trout of which we kept 6 within size limit. All other safely returned to the water, but boys had a blast with the non stop action. Then my little guy caught his biggest Red ever at over 29.5 inches. Action slowed down by 9:30 am so we decided to move closer into the flat. Picked up 3 more legal Trout and a bunch more little ones with even a Lady Fish and several Jacks showing up to the party[...]

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Florida Sportsman member: UrbanAnglerMiami

“We start to work a huge pea with live bait as the arsenal of lures came to a halt. I quickly realize the water was down a few feet combined with the cold snap that came threw, causing the bigger peas to lay near the bottom. They change their brilliant colors to a dark shade, blending almost perfectly with their environment but one tell stands out. The iconic sign of peas; their orange to red and golden flecks on the pectoral fins and tail. We got him to strike a few times but could not seal the deal. As the 6-7# pea decides he doesn’t want to play with us. Doug hooks up again with a respectable male[...]”

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Florida Sportsman member: Getting’ Jiggy

Got a late start with a buddy, Hai. Today’s target was to find some calm, fishable waters. Trolling motor wasn’t working, so I had to pole all afternoon. Basically, we were targeting reds, snook, and maybe a bonefish. Had a few shots at snook, and Hai had the hook pull on a 35 inch, plus or minus, redfish earlier on. Saw a few more reds, but didn’t quite get the right shot at them. I pulled up to another spot, I spotted a nice red immediately and Hai got the right shot on this one and landed a fat 29 incher [...]

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Mullet Run Video Report

Florida Sportsman member: lunkerdog

Taking a humorous approach to producing a video to highlight the mullet run, or “happy bait”, Florida Sportsman member lunkerdog shows how it’s done in the Northeast. The mullet are here and you don’t need a boat to get in on the action.

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First Snook!

Florida Sportsman member: dpdash

My boys have basically grown up on the forum, now they are 12 and 15. My youngest, Jack, in the last couple of months has been really into catching a snook, so much so that I’ve been told he HAS to catch one by his birthday, the end of October. We have gone to the beach looking for the mullet run, hit the inlet, tried some bridges but no luck. I’ve caught hundreds of snook down here but it has been a while since I’ve done much of it and I didn’t really have a lot of confidence [...]

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Eight Days Fishing Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

This past week at Flamingo have seen some changes with morning water temps dropping about four degrees and tarpon finally making a good showing along the west coast of the ‘Glades and up inside the rivers that drain the area. As usual the pics will tell most of the story. This is what you get if you leave the dock well before the sun is up and make the run out to the coast [...]

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Biscayne Nights

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

Last night was one for the books. I met my anglers Neil Franklin and Michael Jameson at the dock on Miami Beach at 8 p.m. and we set out to fly fish nearby bridges, docklights, and other possibilities. With the high tide inside just after 9pm that night we had to hunt a bit before finding much in the way of fish and it looked like we were in for a slow night with lots of searching to find any hungry fish. Michael was looking for variety and maybe a tarpon or snook [...]

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The Flamingo Report

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

Finally got back out on the water on Friday and we ran all the way across the interior to the Gulf coast before slowing down. It was high outgoing tide and that first shoreline was very active – we could see small tarpon rolling, small to medium sharks in really tight to the shoreline (in some cases so hot to feed that their backs were out of the water…). One of my anglers promptly hooked a small tarpon on a 1/8 oz. jig and we were in the thick of it [...]

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Hot Bite in Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: Brental8

We snuck out to Flamingo for Labor Day and had our hands full with a wide open snook and redfish bite. We tallied over 50 reds up to 32″ and over 20 snook reaching 28″. Black drum, seatrout, flounder, sheepshead, ladyfish, and a few big sharks also ate our baits, making for an unbelievable amount of action! The bite is on fire down there right now, probably due to the passing of the most recent storm.

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Life is Good in Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: scottbrown

The weather has been extremely hot but the fishing in the park has been really good with a lot of quality fish landed in the past week. The best time to focus your efforts during the late summer months is definitely early in the morning and late in the afternoons. Fish are certainly more active when water temps are cooler and will be much more open to chasing an artificial lure during these times.

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Fishin’ in Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: Miami101

The weather has been scattered rains and winds, I guess due to hurricane season. Also the bug levels are very high, and the roads are being work on which means delays once your inside the Everglades National Park (49 Miles from start to boat ramp). The water is cloudy due to the mix of fresh water into salt on the front side, and dark red tea color on the back side, and light cloudy green in some parts. The heat is pretty bad on some days, and there is a nice mix of thunder storms [...]

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Pump It Up in the South

Florida Sportsman member: Miami101

With the winds, heat, rains, and bad weather, and also finding myself much like everyone with little time to take long trips to fish, I started to explore some of the local lakes and canals. With the help of Kirk and Blake who had been fishing in this area and producing nice fish for a long time. We used my Gheenoe to get to some locations [...]

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Urban Angling

Florida Sportsman member: COBRA

Well folks, with all the bad weather we’ve had these past few days, the urban bite has still been very good. I had the pleasure to guide a very motivated and quick learning angler to her first “urban slam”. We meet early in the a.m., to get a shot at some fresh tarpon. For strictly peacocks, you can get a later start. But if you want a slam…got to get up early [...]

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Glades Backcountry Report

Florida Sportsman member: COBRA

Boy, it’s HOT out there…and I’m not just talking about the weather either. Mikey, and I fished the FFT XI tournament that was out of Flamingo yesterday. This has to be one of the most challenging tournaments we ever fish. In order to place yous have to catch and photograph all four “glam our” species in Flamingo…tarpon, snook, redfish and trout, and they all have to be big too [...]

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Beach Tarpon Success

Florida Sportsman member: reelgrimm

The tarpon have been pretty solid from Haulover to North Biscayne bay. In this video, we were targeting them on the beach. All fish in this video were sight casted.

Check out the video on YouTube.

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Flamingo Fishing Report

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

Lots of rain and some wind this past week kept most off of the water. During the week we were the only boat on the water with rare exception along the Gulf coast of the Everglades. My anglers caught and released snook, redfish, trout, mackeral, cobia, flounder (and lots of other species including the usual sharks, etc) [...]

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Everglades Snookin’ on Fire

Florida Sportsman member: scottbrown

I’ve spent the last few trips in the Everglades National Park and the action has been incredible as usual. The Snook are in their summer spawning rituals and have been absolutely ripping drag off the Shimano’s. The key to catching these fish has been having the right bait and I’ll give you a hint it isn’t shrimp [...]

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Nighttime Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Double Threat

We caught 5 snook, (3 over slot and 2 under slot) last night. The bite is good right now with 12 snook to 40” and some grouper and snapper by-catch in the last 3 trips. The bite should continue to improve during June.

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North Biscayne Bay Trout

Florida Sportsman member: NBB trout

I took my 7 year old out in North Biscayne Bay Wednesday afternoon for some trout fishing. We caught several small trout on cut bait and he landed this 24 inch gator on a live 3 inch sliver perch. That’s my 7 year old running that dog.

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Biscayne Bay Permit

Florida Sportsman member: flatsranger

It was a pretty windy day but I decided to head out and hit a few of my favorite flats. I was actually fishing the south end of Biscayne Bay for bonefish near the Arsnickers. As it was so windy, I decided to stake out and cheat a little. I threw out a chum tube loaded with some crushed up shrimp from the livewell and waited for the shadows to appear. I had a couple of legitimate shots at some bones but managed to spook the first set and quickly lose a fish on the second set. Then I saw a huge bonefish (so I thought) and made the perfect cast…fish on!

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Blazzing it up!

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Been fishing when ever I have a chance off from work and mother nature. Dan and I as you read on the other report have been pushing the limits with the weather and new location to find fish. Snook and tarpon have been on the menu but I had recent chance to fish my home waters of Biscayne bay. With a window Chris and I set off on a mission for anything and everything that moved I was bound and determined of getting a bait or lure sent at it. Our long paddle and hours of standing on my kayak for what seemed miles paid off.

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Biscayne Nights

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

Did more night fishing than daytime stuff these past few days. With less than perfect weather I guess we were lucky to be on the water at all… My first booking was a night trip with visiting anglers Baily Dent and Tom Hill who were looking for tarpon on fly. The way I go about chasing them we needed an outgoing tide so that meant [...]

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Epic Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Reef Bandit

“The snook fishing is going off”, that’s what my friend Manny tells me. “We’re going tonight”. Now I had just spent 6 hours of my life exactly one week previous to this going snook fishing with Mr. Snook himself, Dave Justice. Dave had never gone snook fishing and been completely skunked until about 2 years ago when he invited me, Mr. Snookless. You see, I have no luck at snook fishing. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I’m night blind [...]

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Flamingo Slob Snook

Florida Sportsman member: SaltFlyTyer

Last week we did some exploring in the backwoods of whitewater bay. After spooking 60+ redfish and a few monster snook in some 60 degree water we realized the fish weren’t eating. After the sun warmed up the area I was able to manage this 38+” snook. With that we were able to catch our limit of 18-20″ trout, and were able to see several sawfish which was exciting in itself [...]

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Miami Peacock Bass Report

Florida Sportsman member: COBRA

I had the pleasure of taking and old friend out for a half day of Peacock bass fishing. We’ve fished together before, many years ago, and picked up where we left off…in the fish. Jerry caught his fill of Peacock bass, and then some. He also landed probably one of the biggest Chiclids I’ve ever seen in the canals systems. Pushing 4 lbs. that one and fought like a banchee too [...]

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Everglades report, Flamingo to Everglades City

The last week of January has been a bit unusual since the mild weather has the fish in the ‘Glades behaving as though it were early spring instead of mid-winter… The weather could shove us back into winter conditions but so far it’s been very mild (particularly if you compare to the last three winters).

On Friday I fished Jan Maizler and his friend Don Eichin out of Flamingo. Jan was intent on lots of photos for an article he was doing for Cyberangler so my camera didn’t get much action [...]

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