Everglades backcountry, 14 December
Capt. Bob LeMay
December 14, 2020
Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report
We fished out of Flamingo three days this past week and found better fishing every day we went. This week I'll let the photos tell the story...
Local angler Jason Brown with a nice slot redfish... Almost every fish we encountered this week were taken with leadheads or bucktails worked just above the bottom. That day Jason caught and released lots of small trout and a few small snook as well for a backcountry slam.
We did a good bit of exploring in Whitewater last Friday - this was our best snook - very carefully released by your raggedy looking fishing guide... Our conclusion was that most of the fish were still out along the coast...
Local angler George Perez with a very nice 10lb snook at a river mouth, once again very carefully released (snook season in the 'glades will re-open on 1 March... ). My two anglers kept me busy on Saturday out along the gulf coast of the 'glades at creek and river mouths using lures on light rods (the snook shown was taken on the lightest rod we use with only 10lb braid and a 30lb leader - it gave him fits.... before coming to hand.). I quit counting when my anglers had caught more than 100 speckled trout that day... The good news... finally the bigger trout have shown up. At least 50 of their trout were slot sized - many in the upper slot up to around 19". Now that they've made an appearance we'll be able to target them when we choose for the next three months - every day... That day George and Matt invited five of them home for dinner.... They also hooked at least a half dozen fish that we couldn't even slow down... usually they're sharks but that day on at least four occasions we actually got our hooks and leaders back - unmarked in any way... very strange.
"Be a hero... take a kid fishing"
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