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Capt. Jim Hobales
November 14, 2018
Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report

The fun fishing days are here whether in Biscayne Bay or down at Flamingo. The Mutton Snappers in and around the channels of Stiltsville and south have been steady. The numbers out weigh the size but the average size is between 15-19 inches and they really fight in1-3 feet of water. There are Grouper, giant Yellow Jacks, Cuda,s and of course Sharks. The Spinner Sharks are probably the most fun Shark because of the jumping and spinning acrobatics.

Flamingo is always a steady bight bite, when I get people who don't care what they catch but want to stay busy I have my best days. This generally happens hen we have kids on the boat.

I fished Flamingo with William Daniell his son Chris and his girlfriend Melindy. Melindy had never fished before so William just wanted here to catch a few fish. The day started off quickly with William landing 3 Tarpon. On our second stop Melindy caught her first fish, a nice Trout. Every one got in on the action catching more Trout, and a Snook. Chris and Melindy were competitive and she was winning early on.

We were fishing catching everything out there out in the Gulf of Mexico. The list of species is Snook, Trout, Redfish, 20 or so Jacks, 30 Ladyfish, a Goliath Grouper, 2 Lemon Sharks a 30 lb. small one and one that was easily over 200 pounds. Melindy caught on very quick she was casting like she had done this her whole life and beat the giant Shark in about 40 minutes. William coached her to wind down and lift up and eventually the biggest Lemon Shark I have ever had caught was boat side. This was impressive by a novice angler.

We were fishing live Ladyfish in the Gulf of Mexico and had a few big Tarpon bites, although we didn't catch any. These guys were whipped and we headed in with a happy crew!

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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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