Inshore, Offshore, Flamingo, Doesn't Matter its All Good!
Capt. Alan Sherman
April 1, 2018
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report
Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all of my clients, friends and sponsors.
Its been awhile since my last fishing update and once again I will have to let the pictures tell the stories. The fishing here out of Miami has been very good with good amounts of variety and quality fish being hooked, caught or released. With Spring upon us schools of migrating baitfish and predators will be sliding by Miami through the end of May and possibly into June.
The Best Bet for the past two months has been the freshwater fishing in the Everglades. This fishing is taking place out of Holiday Park, Alligator Alley, Route 27 and Sawgrass Recreation Park. Daily catches have been producing over 100 fish mostly largemouth but there are plenty of panfish, gars, mudfish, pickerel and a few peacock bass. If you like to throw soft plastics, Rapala Floating Minnow or flies this is the time to score big. This fishery will last till the rainy season starts.
North Bay has seen some large sea trout like the 4 pounder one client caught and released before hooking an estimated 150 pound monster of a tarpon that ate the same rig intended for sea trout. With the trout we are catching snook, jack crevalles, ladyfish, bluefish, sharks, snappers, groupers, pompano and a lost flounder. All of these fish are being caught with the help of live baitfish caught with my new Humpback cast net. Cajun Thunder floats, Mustad Ultra Point hooks. Rapala artificial lures and soft plastics.
South Bay continues to produce a lot of bluefish, a few small kingfish, sharks, mostly under size snapper and grouper and some really good barracuda fishing. We have added a few snook to our South Bay catches as well.
The offshore fishing has been good but spotty. Finding quality live baitfish and calm conditions for me to target the offshore waters has been a challenge. The guys that fish offshore weekly are catching king mackerel to 25 pounds, dolphin fish to 30 pounds, bonito's, blackfin tuna, sharks, a lot of sailfish, barracudas and a few wahoo. On the bottom large amberjacks, mutton snappers, cobia and catch and release groupers are available.
Flamingo has been the toughest of all the locations that I fish. Due to high winds and very dirty waters much of Florida Bay has been a challenge to fish. A few snook, redfish, sea trout, sharks and tarpon are being caught on the outside waters of Flamingo. Soon these waters will clear and the snook will start their spawning season. On the inside the tarpon fishing has been good. If you can find a calm day and you have a Florida Sportsman Fish Chip with the Upper Keys/Florida Bay loaded on your GPS then you can hit one of the many hard bottom areas on the chart. Over these areas there have been good numbers of permits, pompano, sheepshead, black drum, tarpon, cobia, bull sharks and large jack crevalles.
You can see there is plenty to fish for in all of the locations that I fish.!
The pictures tell the story. During this new year there have been more great days fishing on the "Get Em".
All of these fish were caught using Daiwa and Shimano reels, Key Largo and Daiwa rods, Rapala hard plastics, Cajun Thunder floats, Hookup lure jig heads, Mustad hooks and Wish braided line, PLine monofilament, Aquatic Nutrition Inc, Chum.
If you're interested in any of these species and looking to get out on the water for 4, 6 or 8 hours then give me a call and let's see what we can do!
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So what are you waiting for? The action is happening now! Best of all I have open dates. Just give me call and let's see what we can do.
Let's set it up today!
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Miami Fishing Forecast:
Miami Fishing Forecast:
Spring is here and the fishing in South Florida is about to explode. With water temperatures rising sea trout and snook will start their spawning seasons. Bigger fish and bigger numbers of fish! Spanish mackerel, bluefish and kingfish are heading north for the summer. As they pass the Miami area they always provide a months' worth of action. Big jack crevalles will be chasing baitfish schools in North Bay and big tarpon will be stealing baits intended for other fish. Offshore we will see kingfish and Spanish mackerel, bonitos, sailfish, dolphins and blackfin tuna feeding right alongside each other. In Flamingo in Everglades National Park the birds will be leaving but the scenery will always be there and there is always the unbelievable sunrise and sunset pictures. Fishing for snook, redfish, snapper, sea trout, tarpon, jacks ladyfish, sharks, tripletail, cobia and more will be as exciting light tackle fishing as one could wish for.
Largemouth bass will be tearin g up the waters in the Freshweaters of the Everglades till the rainy season begins.
LARGMOUTH BASS, SNOOK, TARPON, SEA TROUT, REDFISH, TRIPLETAIL, COBIA, SNAPPER, GROUPER, MACKEREl
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