Biscayne bay, Islamorada, and Flamingo report
Capt. Raul Montoro
July 31, 2008
Biscayne Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing has been red hot in Biscayne Bay with plenty of Permit, bonefish, and small tarpon swimming around. This is the time of year where you have a good chance at getting a Biscayne Bay slam.
Summer time fishing I like to start as early as possible. I'm usually meeting customers at the dock at 6:00 am. The bone fishing this time of year is best early in the morning or late in the after noon especially after a rain shower. The permit fishing has been steady throughout the day on both the ocean and bay side flats. Baby Tarpon from 10 to 50 pounds have been active just at the crack of down when it's been nice and calm before the winds pick up.
I also fished Islamorada a few days' last week and the Bone fishing has been good early in the morning and late in the day as well. The permit have been moving good in the back country of Islamorada and a well placed fly or live crab have been doing the trick.
Fishing in Flamingo Everglades National park has been red hot and I'm not just talking about the heat. The redfish have been all over the flats and in big numbers. It is not uncommon to se schools of 50 to 100 fish in a school. I been using mainly fly's and artificial. The snook bight has been good early in the morning using top water lures and fly's as well. In the afternoon during the hottest part of the day the snook are tucked up hiding in the mangroves staying cool or in deeper moots and channels. The trout bight has been strong through out the day. A four inch rood beer shrimp tail or a gulp shrimp on a ¼ ounce jig has been working every time.
It's been hot and sticky, but the fishing has been on fire. Come out and try your luck on a Biscayne Bay slam or some everglades action.
Capt. Raul Montoro
Shallow Tails Charter, Inc.
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon , Snook, Redfish
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