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Capt. Jim Hobales
September 21, 2023
Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report

Location: Biscayne Bay, Miami

Target Species: Mutton Snappers and Yellowjacks

Weather Conditions:

Date: September 13, 2023

Weather: Beautiful day with clear skies

Temperature: A scorching 95 degrees Fahrenheit

Wind: Calm, with virtually no breeze

Fishing Experience:

The day started early on Biscayne Bay, Miami. Captain Jim, his son James, and their trusty crew member Chungy embarked on a fishing adventure with high hopes and excitement in the air. The weather couldn't have been more perfect, with clear skies and a sun that promised a scorching day ahead.

The target for the day was Mutton Snappers and Yellowjacks, and the crew was armed with a special lure known as "No Live Bait Needed," which I just started using a week ago.

The Catch:

The fishing action kicked off quickly, with Mutton Snappers showing their interest in the "No Live Bait Needed" lure. These beautiful and tasty fish put up a good fight, showcasing their strength and agility as they were reeled in one after the other. Their distinct pinkish-red hue glistened in the bright Miami sun.

But the excitement didn't stop there. Yellowjacks, known for their spirited battles, joined the party. These feisty fighters put the crew's skills to the test, making for an exhilarating fishing experience.

The combination of perfect weather, a skilled crew, and the right equipment led to a successful fishing trip. The waters of Biscayne Bay were generous, and the Mutton Snappers and Yellowjacks were more than willing to participate in the adventure.


I am fishing Flamingo today with Mike Bonner. We started the day off fly fishing for Tarpon until the sun came up and put them down, we then targeted Snook. We fished a big Mullet mud which was holding Snook, big Trout and Tarpon for most of the day.

Over the years I have used the Berkeley Gulp products which really work. I have recently been introduced the NlBN {No Live Bait Needed) and been having some great results. The Snook and Tarpon really like it! The guys over at NLBN work all day fish all night. They are into it, give them a try!


I am fishing Key Largo today with Eric Shields and his guest, P, Martha and Jenna from Norway. We netted some live pilchard's and went fishing. We had some good fish including Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, Snappers and Ladyfish.

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Finished up nice morning and heading down to the Captains for Clean Water Rendezvous. They put together a real vice seminar type get together where scientist, biologist and others that are part of saving South Florida' coastal waters. There is a lot of info on the positive side for Everglades National Park.

Fishing is pretty good in the area I cover, from N. Biscayne Bay to Key Largo and over to Flamingo. There is plenty of action, most of it before the heat gets to bad. The next few weeks should give us some cooler temps and the fish will go crazy. Caught Lookin Charters is a family friendly charter as well as the serious angler. If you are interested in a fun fishing day give me a call at 305 333 8149.

Let's go Catch em

Capt. Jim Hobales

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Flamingo Fishing Forecast:

Mullet run SOON!

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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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