Good Fall Fishing
Capt. Ariel Cabrera
November 5, 2013
Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing in south Florida has been very good wether you have been above or below the waters's surface. Spiny lobster season has been productive along the Florida Straits to the Keys. Strategies for lobster fishing are varied but include nighttime bully netting with lights and freediving with snares and gloves. There are many areas that lobster prefer but structure, ledges, and holes in the bottom of the ocean floor are key. Always take a buddy when diving and be extra safe at night. The flats at night are great because you don't even have to get wet. Stay within the law and measure up!
On the flats the bonefish and permit continue to thrive and cruise the flats for food. Make sure to always have live crabs. A good long rod about eight feet with braided line is my favorite. Other fish like mutton snapper and grouper will also forage on the live crab baits. In between there are plenty of barracuda, sharks, and other flats foes that are willing to entertain. Keep a look out. Flamingo in the Everglades National Park will continue to consistently produce redfish, trout, and snook. Fall is a favorite time for many in regards to having successful fishing trips and large redfish. Bring shrimp and jigheads along with Gulp and worm works for the flats and creeks.
If you are interested in duck hunting, please contact me. I still have a few (very few) open dates for guided and fully outfitted duck hunts in Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. My duck boat will accommodate one or two hunters and I have all the decoys and calling strategies to get you plenty of shots.
PHOTO: Jeff caught this mutton snapper in Biscayne bay with a live crab
Capt. Ariel Cabrera
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Flamingo Fishing Forecast:
The mutton snapper bite in the bay should improve. Snook and redfishing along the Everglades coast will be good to excellent so long as winds are in the right direction
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