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Very active Back country!

Capt. Jim Hobales
June 12, 2024
Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report

June 12, 2024

There are a few things going on going on that's sends me into the back country. The first one is the pea green water in Fl. Bay the second is there has been a great bite in Whitewater Bay. and then a S.W. wind. Pea green water out front sometimes turns into no fish. The backcountry has had a solid bite of Snook, Trout, Goliaths, and a few small Tarpon. There's also Jacks, Ladyfish and plenty of Snappers.

I would like to Thank the companies that help me catch client's fish. Biscayne rods, Pure fishing (Penn, Berkeley) Bajio, got to be able to see and No Live Bait Needed. If you add them all up, they lead to great days on the water. It's fun working with these companies, giving them your opinions and teaching clients about their products.

I fished with Andrew who works over at No Live Baits Needed and Mike my buddy a great mechanic.

We started in the backcountry and got on some small Tarpon and Snook on the NLBN 3' paddle tails at first light. We were only throwing NLBN products today and killed it. I had not been to the Tarpon Bay area in a long time and had guys that didn't mind the long ride, It was hard getting there because we caught fish everywhere we stopped in big numbers. The Snook, Trout and Goliaths are really on fire back there.

Eventually we headed to Tarpon Bay big, where we managed some Snook including a 32-inch Snook caught by Andrew. The bite was tough, so we headed to the coast. We caught more Snook on No Live bait Needed lures. It's almost too easy throwing the 3-inch baits. It was a great day lots of fish.

Today I am with John and his brother Fred at Flamingo. We started out in Whitewater Bay. Today was very similar to the other trip above. We fished No Live Bait Needed and had "incredible day". The total numbers were 50 Trout, 30 snook and 20 Goliaths plus a bunch of Mangrove Snappers and Ladyfish. We used an assortment of colors and they all worked.

As u can see, I am excited about representing the "No Live Bait Needed". It easy to use and it produces. The young kids know all about it and I enjoy discussing it with them. I met this kid (Dillon) today while fishing a spillway, He noticed my lure and asked Is that a NLBN, I said yes. He was all in and had 2 boxes full of their product. I gave him Andrew's info and told him to give him a call.

If you would like a trip like this, give me a call at 305 333 8149. The next few months get hot and steamy and so does the fishing. Caught lookin charters is a family friendly charter. Bring the wife or kids and have a great day catching fish and sightseeing Everglades National Park. I also fish Biscayne Bay and Key Largo areas.

Let go catch ‘em

Capt. Jim Hobales

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Captain Jim Hobales was born and raised in South Florida. In the early years he learned to fish his home waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. In the early 1980's he was introduced to Flamingo, at Everglades National Park, it was a life changing experience. Captain Jim became obsessed with the fishing in both Florida Bay as well as Whitewater Bay in the backcountry. Captain Jim is an Everglades National Park permitted guide and a Met registered guide.

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Caught Lookin Charters
7900 NW 174 Terr.
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-333-8149
Alt. Phone: 305-362-6460
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