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Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Everglades National Park

Capt. Charles Wright
March 10, 2005
Everglades City - Saltwater Fishing Report

How wonderful it is …

Vickie and I had an opportunity to venture to the Houston area to visit with some guide/angler friends that we have there. The Texans were great … very hospitable and excellent hosts.

Most fish from Houston on down the coast to Port Mansfield, a town similar in size to Everglades City. All were inshore guides, typically wade fishing, as we do here in the summer. They have tons of redfish, trout (BIG trout …8, 9 10lb trout) and flounder. It truly is a great fishery for these species … bit you really better like trout and redfish.

However, fishing there and enjoying things as much as we did, Vickie and I both came back with a renewed appreciation for the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. The variety of species, the sheltered waters and minimal fishing pressure says it all.

It is March so the wind in blowing…hopefully this year, unlike last year, March will go “out like lamb”. March is one of the best months for slams … a snook, redfish and tarpon in one day. However, it is March. One day it is great, the next day it is not. So it goes. As I write this, some of my anglers are in zero degree weather and snow. March is great!

Fishing has been up and down. Fishing for redfish has been steady and something that you can count on.. Trout fishing has been very good and should remain so. Snook and Tarpon, well it is March, please see above.

John Waters and his wife Jerri, members of the South Jersey Fly Fishermen Club, came in came town for a ten day, “out of the snow” vacation. They rented our little skiff and cabin for their stay and fished mostly on their own. We did do a bit of sight fishing together a couple of days.

In their stay, the Waters’ “caught, trout, redfish, snook, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, (small) kingfish, shark, catfish, blue runners, snapper, grouper, sheep head, black drum, flounder, jacks, but no tarpon.” … a testament to this fishery.

There are exotic places to go, but home is pretty dog-gone nice!

Tight Lines.

Capt. Charles Wright

www.ChokoloskeeCharters.com www.EvergladesKayaks.com

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Chokoloskee Charters.com and Everglades Kayak Fishing.com is your complete outfitter for fishing Everglades National Park. Fish the Everglades backcountry, the beaches, 10,000 islands, river and wrecks with the most experienced guides in the area. With flats boats, bays boats, offshore boats and even kayak transport boats for our fleet of outfitted fishing kayaks, we can offer a complete, multi-day, fishing experience. Capt. Charles Wright - Fishing the Park Since 1972 Catch the Experience

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PO Box 670
Everglades City, FL 34139
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