Danny and Pedro got it done on artificial today in the wind! Started out the morning poling the flats. Before I could jump up on the poling platform Pedro was hooked up with a Redfish. Right then I knew it was going to be a good day. We had the right wind that was helping clear the dirty water on the flats which is partly due to the west wind we had the day before and for the lack of grass beds that died off that are not there to help clean the water. So the water was fairly clear the entire time. We saw countless amounts of big Snook and Redfish blowing out of pockets. The boys started seeing the fish before they blew out and when they did they hooked up every time. We only poled for a few hours before we decided to go see more of Everglades National Park. We cam across some nice Snook. We caught a few and broke off a few. Found a few laid up tarpon but they were more interested in blowing up Tarpon and the wind picked up at that time which made the fish want to sit lower in the water column. In all we had a great day on the water and the guys look forward to fishing again real soon! The fishing will continue to get better as we get more into spring and closer to summer! I can not wait to see what the next 5-7 months bring to us! Still have a few dates open for the end of April so give me a call and lets get out there whether its bait, artificial or fly. Tight Lines!
This past weekend was the Annual Hell's Bay Owners fishing tournament and get together out of Islamorada, Florida. It is always a great event to get everyone together to have drinks and share fish stories and also do a little competitive fishing as well! As usual when you say tournament its like the wind hears you and decides to blow. But that did not stop my recent Hells Bay owners from catching fish! They stuck it out, catching over 30 reds and 20 snook. We saw tarpon and bonefish but they just were not happily eating. We set out from Anglers House Marina and head out to catch the Redfish and Snook in the glades so we could target the other species near mainland when wind calmed down. Man it was pretty intense making it across Florida Bay to the coast! We started catching fish as soon as the first line was thrown! We continued to fish the areas until we though we had enough to go after other species! We got back to mainland area and hit a few flats that hold fish and we saw a bonefish but just spooked fast! It was a great tournament! At the end of the day we all were having dinner as the awards started and it turned out the my man Luke won Top Junior Angler of the event! He was stoked! I knew we caught an abundant amount of fish and had a good chance of winning something and we did! Great first event dude!
In the past few years I have been expanding my knowledge of fisheries to learn new areas and learn new things! I have been fortunate enough to fish some of the areas that I dreamt about fishing as a kid! One of those areas in Chokoloskee and the 10,000 Islands! These fisheries are always surprising! There are plenty of happy fish as well as some slobs that hang around! It defiantly is worth checking out. The fishing is heating up of there! We threw fly all day catching redfish, snook, trout and tiny micropoons due to the wind was just crazy on the edge. But it was still an awesome day to be on the water and fishing the glades!
It was a Great two days of fishing with father/son duo Greg and Jacob! Flew on a red eye straight to the Glades to do a little fishing! Before the the trip they both mentioned that catching quantity and variety of fish was the game plan! They did just that! We lost count of the number of redfish and snook we hooked up with! I couldnt keep up baiting hooks fast enough as fish were coming in the boat! They caught Redfish, Snook, Black drum, sheepshead, tarpon, jacks, snapper, and the rare ladyfish! Had a Blast showing them what early spring time fishing in the glades is all about! Jacob mention when he finishes school he wants to move to the glades in south florida and fish everyday! Look forward to fishing these two again in the future! Here are a few photos from out adventure in the glades!
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