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Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Everglades National Park

Capt. Charles Wright
December 27, 2006
Everglades City - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hot everglades Action on Fly

The days leading into the Holidays were typical of the winter transition. A few days with highs in the 80’s, followed by a few in the 70’s, back to the 80’s … light winds, followed by what seems like a hurricane, followed again by light one. As I write this, it is forecast to be in the mid 40’s in the morning…Thank goodness, it will only last but a few days.

The snook fishing has been hit and miss the last couple of weeks, one day in the kayaks, with four anglers, we released close to 50 snook. The next day, in very similar conditions, we had to work out tails off to catch 20.

The action fish on the flats and outside points has been very good. Last week, I had Terry and Ken Idues were in for a few days of kayak fly fishing Terry, farms in Nebraska, and his brother is a consultant based in London. They met “half way” here in the Everglades for some fun in the sun.

Both took to the kayaks well. It was not too long, before Ken was standing up throwing the long wand. The hot flies were definitely clauser minnows. Speckled Trout, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish, redfish, flounder, jacks and pompano were on the end of the line non-stop throughout the tide. We each landed a ton of fish… well over 50 each on fly.

I brought my little TFO 5 wt. I do not know when I have had some much fun … the 5wt was a bit light by the end of the day and I assure you that it was tested well. It held up just fine and is now my new “favorite outfit”.

Terry and Ken went snook fishing the next day … we won’t talk about that!! A few notices…

Cape Sable Camping/Fishing Trip -- February 9-11. We will be camping on Cape Sable and kayak fishing Whitewater Bay and the No Motor Zone ... camping Fri and Sat night ... fishing Fri/Sat/Sun. We still have room for a couple more anglers. If you are interested, please contact us soon.

FEB 24th is the date for the Third Annual Everglades Kayaks Paddle-In ... Bratwursts and Vickie's Famous Conch Chowder will be on the menu ...a fish fry that evening ... Mark your calendars. We will be raffling off a Heritage Redfish 14 kayak at the event. Friday the 23rd and Sunday the 25th we will be doing kayak fishing trips in the Yak Attack.

FEB 23rd, in conjunction with the Paddle-In the next day, we will be having a one day Kayak Fishing Seminar put on by Capt. Dean "Slow Ride" Thomas. Dean is coming all the way from Port Aransas, TX! The details will be up after the Holidays.

Capt. Charles Wright

www.ChokoloskeeCharters.com www.EvergladesKayakFishing.com

CaptWright@ChokoloskeeCharters.com (239) 695-9107

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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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Chokoloskee Charters
PO Box 670
Everglades City, FL 34139
Phone: 239-695-9107
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