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Everglades/Chokoloskee Summer Fishing

Capt. Bert Barkus
August 23, 2011
Chokoloskee - Saltwater Fishing Report

/Chokoloskee Summer Fishing
Report Date: August 18, 2011
With summer here your fishing patterns must change.
Especially here in the Everglades with all the tanic, and hot water around.
Fish the deeper spots aound the outer islands for all game fish,But move after 5 minutes if your not getting any strikes.
Offshore fishing is in a good position for getting away from this hot,tanic water.
Snook,Trout,Permit,Triple Tail and a few Cobia can be found, "That is if you have the structure out their to fish".
If your losing permit to the sharks I would like you to be conservation minded and go after other species.
The Reds are spread out so keep moving.
A few Small tarpon, in the 20 to 40 pound range, are under the small schools of finge mullet.
Snook are hard to come by inshore.

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Kayaking has been the #1 thing people are into at the present time.That includes photography,Eco Tours taking you to the gulfside in a mother skiff,put in, and hopefully see
manatees,dolphin,sharks,and all kinds of birdlife.Photo tous are going strong,as well as Biding
I have been doing alot of boat assisted eco tours/Photo Tours as well as Birding
Tight Lines,
Capt.Bert Barkus/Master Coastal Naturalist

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Chokoloskee Fishing Forecast:

After the freeze/Oil Spill/and just few migrating big scools of bull reds and tarpon not moving south,It just has to get better.I'm hoping.
Gil Drake who spent his season in Key West said: It was the worst he's seen in the more then 40 years in K.W. for Tarpon

Target Species:

Snook,Tarpon,Reds,& Trout or Whatevers Biting.

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Primary Fly Fishing,but also Spin and Plug Casting for Snook,Tarpon and Redfish.

Contact Info:

Chokoloskee Island Charters
P.O.Box 703
Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone: 239-695-1044
Alt. Phone: 239-695-1044
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