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Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Everglades National Park

Capt. Charles Wright
August 22, 2003
Everglades City - Saltwater Fishing Report

August Blast In Everglades National Park and Chokoloskee Island!


means summer is in full rage.  The midday heat can often put a damper on the bite so early mornings and late evenings are the rule. 

The still morning air usually mean snook fishing with top water plugs.  A bit of "walking the dog" by one angler with the other following with a jig or sub-surface plug has been productive on bigger fish. 

The commotion caused by the surface plug will  get a nearby the snook's attention and usually draw her in.  However, many more will follow than

will actually bite.  Often, the submerged plug will coax a reluctant reluctant follower to bite.  The real trick is convincing your fishing

partner that you are not just using him as chum and "stealing" his fish.  Please remember to take extra time to properly revive these fish.  The water is warm so they will fight to near exhaustion.  If released too early, they are an easy mean for the numerous sharks that are all around.

White bait has been hard to come by with all the rain and runoff and most of the threadfins are pretty far offshore.  However, finger mullet are pretty plentiful.  A tank full of volunteers usually assures a good tide of snook fishing!!

By midday the snook will likely be in the shade, so remember the "five by five rule".  Cast your bait five feet from the trees and catch a snook.  Cast your bait five feet under the trees and catch five snook!!!

Around the last new moon we experienced some excellent tarpon fishing. Casting top water plugs to rolling fish in the passes,  we jumped some of the largest fish in the summer.  We generally were targeting big fish, so a little diligence was in order for a bite.  However, few things are more exciting than catching a big tarpon on plugs. Put one of these dinosaurs in the air and you will know exactly what I mean ... the explosion on

the surface, the scream of the line, the aerobatics of a 100+ plus shiner at the end of you line.  I love this show!!! 

Some of the best fishing this month and next is fishing the is small back water creek mouths for snook and tarponettes.  This is perhaps some of the best saltwater fly fishing that you will find.  I recently had several anglers come in from Naples fly fishing who put 15 five in

the air one creek.  It was a blast!!!

If you would like to book a charter with Chokoloskee Charters, contact Capt. Charles Wright @www.ChokoloskeeCharters.com; (captwright@ChokoloskeeCharters.com) or

call him @ 239-695-9107.  Tight Lines!


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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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