Fishing is Great
Capt. Becky Campbell
December 7, 2010
Everglades City - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing Report for Dec 2010
Summer is defiantly over as the hot days are gone until next year.
Today as I write this the wind is calm, the high was 77 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Nice day on the water? you bet'cha!!!
The cold fronts are starting to sweep downwards to South West Florida. With this is mind the fishing is starting to change. The good news is fishing is good. The water has cooled a little causing the fish to be more active while moving some of the migrating fish into this area. There is also a lot of bait-fish moving in. This is the time of year that we start catching what we call our mix bag. For the next few months we will be catching redfish in numbers. Some nice snook, fat trout, big pompano (up to 4 lbs) mackerel, bluefish, even catch cobia up on the flats while trout fishing. We will also be catching sheepshead, black drum, snapper, flounder yellowtail jacks, ladyfish and whiting. As usual I will be fishing on the flats, in the rivers, around the mangroves and along the beaches. This time of year with the occasional cold front passing is what determines where we fish and what we fish for. For example if we have a front come thru the night before your fishing trip, chances are that we won't be on the flats fishing for trout, as the front will cause the water to mud up and this usually results in a lot of fishing and not much catching. So we will want to go where we will do some catching. Maybe in the river mouths, maybe fish some of the deep holes, or maybe along the mangrove islands. Wherever and whatever it takes to put us on fish. Here in the Everglades National Park/10,000 Islands we have a lot of places to fish regardless of the wind and weather.
With the holidays just around the bend it is easy to forget to make your fishing plans until the last minute. This sometimes leads for disappointments when you can't fish with whom you want or when you want. Anyway, don't forget it is always a good idea to reserve your day as soon as you have an idea when you might want to fish.
So, like I always say, what are you waiting for, pick up the phone and give me (Capt Becky Campbell) a call (239-695-2029) cause the weather is beautiful and the fishing is great.
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