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Fishing is HOT down in the Everglades

Capt. Herb Kehoe
July 17, 2012
Chokoloskee - Saltwater Fishing Report

The air temperature is HOT and the water temperature Hot, but the fish down here in the Everglades are still biting. My parties for the past two weeks have caught redfish, snook, seatrout, permit and cobia.

Inshore the snook and redfish bite is great. I've been catching a lot of fish on the outside points and along the beaches.

Fishing with Carlo Lucin and his friend Billy earlier this month, we caught lots of redfish and a few snook inshore in the morning on the incoming tide. With two nice redfish on ice, and a slack tide, we decided to run offshore to a small wreck. Carlo and Billy were catching some really nice trout using 4" Bass Assassin Sea Shads on 3/8 oz heads when all of a sudden Carlo hooked a 35 pound plus Cobia. The fish made several long runs, before surfacing. Carlo had hooked the female, and a smaller male was following her. I grabbed another rod and made a cast at the male with a herring. The fish ate the bait instantly, I handed the rod to Billy and the fight was on. We landed the smaller male first, and then chased Carlo's fish down and put him in the box.

A couple days later, I fished with David Nelson and his friend Lyle. Fishing inshore again, we caught our limit of redfish and lots of nice trout. We found some birds feeding on some small baits a couple of hundred yards offshore. I shut down and drifted into the surface action. Figuring it was just Jacks and Ladyfish, I handed them a couple of rods with Bass Assassins on them. I was right about the Jacks and Ladyfish, but if you got the lure to the bottom there was school of big Seatrout in the mix. We caught our limit of trout before the action slowed, and then went up on the beach where we caught 16 Redfish.

Fishing is really hot down here, Soooo

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Chokoloskee Fishing Forecast:

The Snook and Redfish bite will continue through October, or until we get our first cold front. Cobia should show up in November..

Target Species:

Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Permit and Cobia

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P.O. Box 708
Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone: 239-695-2357
Alt. Phone: 941-809-0998
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