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Capt. Jim Hobales
November 4, 2018
Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report

This past week I have fished from South Biscayne Bay, Flamingo and Ft Lauderdale area. I have had success in most of the spots I have fished but Ft Lauderdale under heavy winds and cold front was tough. Flamingo as usual was the hot spot!

I fished with Paul on the flats of Biscayne Bay with live Pilchards for Mutton Snappers, big Yellow Jacks, Yellowtail Snapper, Black and Red Groupers, and Barracudas.

Flamingo with Eddie and Rod, we started out with an incredible bite of Snook, Trout and Tarpon. The morning bite was in a light rain and no wind, the rain passed thru and the wind pick up and the day changed for the worse. Eddie did manage to sight fish a big Redfish up in the roots of a shoreline and Then a really big Trout. While casting at rolling Tarpon Rod got the hot hand catching Jack after Jack. We also had a Tarpon eat a bait but broke off instantly in the submerged trees. All Eddie wanted was a big Shark and they would eat, it took hours to get one. This is when you know the fish aren't eating when Sharks don't play.

I'm up In Ft. Lauderdale fishing with the Yamaha marine division sales team along with Capt. Alan Sherman. There is clearly a mullet run going on in he intercoastal and on the way out Harbor town marina the Snook were blowing up mullet schools. I stopped and pitched out a bait and watched as Snook ate it, there was a language barrier and the angler didn't understand what I was explaining. This happened a few time where he was anxious on the hook set but excited regardless. I had the V.P. of sales and his staff on board today.

I am with another group from Yamaha sales today, the weather is an issue today. Ayuno, Issac and Jack fished hard with only a few bites. The highlight of the day was a big Snook blowing up on a mullet I had drifting behind the boat. The Snook put in llot of effort but did not eat the bait.
The winds out of the N.W. at 20 and allot cooler today. The bait schools that were being blown up out of the water yesterday are gone. we worked very hard today for 3 Jacks.

The weather is changing and fish will be fattening up for he winter that's coming, We have a bit of a mullet run going thru Miami right now, if the winds slow down some it could get interesting. If you are interested in a fun day on the water alone, with a friend or your family give me a call at 305 333 8149. Ill will show you a great day!

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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