What a great week of weather it has been especially for January! We have had some slick days and some great fishing to go along with it. The highs have been in the mid 70′s and on some of those days there has been no wind at all.
The fishing in the Glades has been awesome! The flats outfront have been more alive than I have seen in a very long time, which is great to see. I have also fished deep in the backcountry and we have caught largemouth bass side by side with snook and redfish. Not many places you can do that!
The tarpon is still fair to good, depending on the night. Some nights we are hooking up to ten fish and other nights we are hooking 3 or 4 fish. The best is still yet to come with that fishery.
The weather looks great for the next week, with no bad fronts, so call me and lets get out on the water. I still have some great tides for February and March for tarpon fishing open in Miami, so give me a call and let’s get out on the water.
What a great week of weather we have had. We have had light winds lately which makes running across a slicked out Whitewater Bay great! The water temps have been in the mid 60′s, which means fish are definitely in the backcountry. There are still plenty fish out front on the flats and along the coast, but alot of fish have moved into there wintertime haunts. Some days are better than others, but catching a variety of species is not uncommon this time of year. On the colder days we fished with shrimp and jig heads and on some of the warmer days this week, we have had some AWESOME sightfishing opportunities. We had some great shots on laid up redfish and snook in some backcountry ponds this week that seemed very eager to eat anything. The best part about this time of year is swimming along with the redfish and snook, were largemouth bass. Not many places you can catch saltwater species and freshwater species in one day!
The tarpon fishing is getting into full swing right now. These cold fronts have pushed tarpon down to Miami and with the shrimp run starting, its only going to get better. The tide will be ideal again on the 26th of this month and last for 5 or 6 days. It’s great evening trip for you right after work!
We are definitely in our wintertime pattern down in the Everglades, with fronts rolling through South Florida every week or so. We have another front coming through later today, with temperatures dropping into the 40s. This definitely changes up the style of fishing we do on the colder days. We have had some days catching over 100 fish, throwing jigs tipped with shrimp and gulp. Alot of those days you able to catch a variety of different species, which makes the Everglades such an exciting place to fish. The sight fishing can be really good on those warm days between the fronts. I am throwing weedless jerk baits and alot of EPbaitfish pattern flies when fishing deep in the backcountry.
We are coming up on a full moon in the next week with good tides. This could be alot of action if your up for pulling on some big silver. Tarpon fishing is as good as it gets right now…
I have been fishing everyday since before Christmas, so I apologize for the lack of reports. The fishing has been pretty good to great on most days. The warm weather has the fish a little confused on where to go. We have a major cold front coming tomorrow and that will change everything. Here’s 13 year old Addison with a nice flats redfish.