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A little work, a little fun and some nice fish!

Capt. Jim Hobales
November 28, 2023
Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report

I fished the patch reefs in Key Largo the last 2 weekends and had a couple good days of Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper. I fished Flamingo a couple a few days but I was down with a bad back last week.

11-25-23 I was a part of a 5-boat trip, part fishing and part Celebration of Life. It started out good with a 3 Tarpon, a bunch of Snook, Trout, Jacks, Ladyfish and a bunch of Catfish. All the boats met up at a 11 o'clock

to remember someone, I would of like to know. We finished off the day with some more fishing and more Snook. It came down pretty hard and ended the day.

This weekend we have our friends Mike and Polly at our little Key Largo get away.

Saturday morning the plan was get up early catch bait and go mutton snapper fishing, well it didn't work out that way. The winds were a little stiff for a bay boat offshore that day. We ran into the back country, and it paid off pretty good. Mike had 3 nice Snook before I ever made a cast, all on the "NLBN "Twisted Tea paddle tail. We fished till noon, went home and waited for our sons to show up for an afternoon trip.

It was still bumpy, but we gave it a try. We did manage a few small fish and something that fought pretty good for a while but broke off. This is a view off sunset off Key Largo on our way in.

On Sunday morning the winds were strong. I was trying to come up with an idea while watching wind blow and drinking my coffee. I said let go fish the Aero Jet Canal which is on the 18-mile stretch. It worked out 20 Peacock Bass 4 Black Bass. My son saw a big Black Bass on the side of the canal. He made a cast and hooked a small Peacock Bass. The big Black Bass came up and ate it after a little fight it came loose but chased the peacock and ate him again. This was cool that fish was at least 8Lbs. It was 11 am and we were beat and hungry time to go.

If you are interested in fishing during the holidays give me a call at 305 333 8149. Caught Lookin Charters is a family friendly charter.

Let's go Catch'em

Capt Jim Hobales

Instagram @ Caughtlookincharters

October 31, 2023

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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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7900 NW 174 Terr.
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-333-8149
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