Winter Fishing in the Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands
Capt. Becky Campbell
January 11, 2009
Everglades City - Saltwater Fishing Report
Happy New Years to everyone and many many more to come.
The weather is still good and fishing is great. I am sure that winter is just around the corner, but couldn't prove it to me today. As I write this report, the temperature is in the mid to low 80's and the sun is shinning bright. What more could you ask for? Okay, good fishing. Well, the fishing has been good also. The cold fronts are starting to move down slowly so the fish are moving into their winter homes. The water temperature is in the low 70's which means that the fish are on the deeper edges of the flats, in the river mouths and in the backcountry. Jan and Feb is when we catch what we call our mix bag. We will be catching a little of everything. It is not uncommon to catch 6-11 different kinds of fish. Let's see, trout, pompano, redfish, snook, mackerel, bluefish, black drum, sheepshead, whiting, snapper, flounder, jacks, ladyfish and maybe even a chance to jump a huge tarpon. Sounds like fun and it is.
Just a quick reminder that TROUT season just opened as of Jan. 1 and it is looking like we are going to have another good season for big ones. These fish (trout) are really good to eat too.
So like I always say…..what are you waiting for….. pick up the phone and make that call for the fishing trip you have been dreaming of. The weather is great and so is the fishing.
Capt. Becky Campbell - 239-695-2029
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