Fly fishing in Chokoloskee

I was out the past few days with Capt. Ned Small sight shooting reds with the fly rod. We launched out of Chokoloskee and fished south towards Lostmans River. Saw fish at every spot we looked at. The morning was fast and furious with schools of reds and black drum crawling all over the place in very shallow water.

Redfishing in the Glades

The redfishing around Flamingo continues to be very hot. We have had some high winds the past few days and this makes fishing the flats at times a challenge. Fishing out of the HPX-Micro definitely makes it alot easier poling in shallow water in windy conditions.

Here’s Joe with his first ever redfish…

Tailing redfish

Some more great fishing going on down in Flamingo the last few weeks.  The baby tarpon fishing has been really good with plenty of shots at rolling fish each morning.  It’s hard to beat an Everglades sunrise with tarpon rolling all over the place!
Once the sun is up, we typically move to the flats with non-stop redfish action. We’ve had alot of shots on tailing redfish is some very shallow water.  Having the right tide makes all the difference and a few trips this week, we have caught over 15 tailing redfish.  The snook are there as well, hiding in the potholes waiting to ambush anything that swims by.
August and September are great months to fish the Everglades because you have so many options to choose from. Don’t miss out on some great fishing!  Give me a call and lets hunt the flats!


This has been a great week of weather and fishing. We are catching redfish, tarpon, and snook on most trips. Late summer is my favorite time to be on the water, not only because the fishing is so good, but because of the wildlife that is present during this time. Each trip out were seeing gators, crocs, sharks and a plenty of birds wading the flats. Just another reason why we are so lucky to be able to fish in the Everglades.