Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Everglades National Park
Capt. Charles Wright
August 27, 2005
Everglades City - Saltwater Fishing Report
A Special Thanks
Well we dodged another bullet … Hurricane Katrina was supposed to pass to our
north, but turned southwest and passed southeast of us. From the radar images,
it looked like the storm came off the mainland near the Rodgers River area.
Everglades City and Chokoloskee Island faired great … not even a power outage.
The wind came from the best direction it could have. About the only affects that
I have seen are a few shredded tarps and lots of downed palm fronds. Katrina
moved away from us pretty quickly, but I am sure our friends in the Lower Keys
took a beating..
The fishing has been absolutely great here recently as is the norm for the
summer. The snook bite has been steady (big snook) as has the tarpon. The
redfish have been as numerous all summer as they are in Sep/Oct … However, the
bite has very early in the morning and short lived due to the heat of the day.
We have been leaving before daybreak and fishing “until the bite stops”.
Katrina forced the cancellation of this weekend’s trips, but I will be out there
Monday to see what affects she had on the fishing. However, the water in the
basin at Chokoloskee looks like chocolate milk … very turbid out there I am
The fishing as the stormed neared was excellent … the snook and small tarpon
were going nuts feeding on anything within reach.
A couple of new things … we had a cancellation in the cabin, “The Kayak Shack”,
for the weekend after next. I have always wanted to do a Ebay auction, but had
nothing to sell. I woke up this morning at my typical 4:00 unable to get back to
sleep. So, I tried the Ebay “thang” and set an auction up to rent the cabin for
those three days… the minimum bid is set at the cost of maid service, linens and
utilities. It will make a great and inexpensive weekend get-away … barring
another hurricane … The cabin has a boat slip so bring your boat or use my
Here is a link to the auction …
I put a few videos up on the website since I figured out how … please be patient
when you download. I have also tried my hand at making a DVD of some of the
angler’s trips for them to bring home. We have gotten some good footage of big
snook, tarpon, goliath grouper and sharks.
Snook Season Opens September 1st ….
We still have couple of spots available for the October trip to the Lower Keys …
Four days of fishing for bonefish out of the kayaks … October 4th – 8th.
We are going to fishing South Biscayne Bay for bones in the 24th and 25th of
I would like to thank my Texas Snook Anglers who fish the big snook this summer
... I will see you again next year ...
Tight Lines (and Little Wind for the rest of the season)!!!
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