March is here, Spring is on its way and the fishing is Great!
Capt. Alan Sherman
March 12, 2011
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report
South Florida fishing continues to be outstanding and very exciting as the pictures that I have attached will attest to.
Since my last fishing report I have had charters inshore, offshore and in freshwater in the Everglades Conservation areas. The action has been non-stop to interesting to downright tough. The tough charters came during nighttime tarpon trips that the tarpon did not cooperate at all. If you have ever specifically targeted tarpon than you may understand if not let me explain that tarpon are very unpredictable and rarely dependable as was the case on recent tarpon trips.
Fishing inshore in South Biscayne Bay with two regular clients we braved blustery winds from the east that restricted us from fishing where I had intended. The Patch Reefs off Key Biscayne. Instead of getting beat up over the Patch Reefs we stayed in the bay where we could fish in comfort. After netting a live well of pilchards we headed out into the bay with a wind pushing up against a strong tide and managed non-stop action from jack crevalles, bluerunners, cero and Spanish mackerel using live pilchards under a Cajun Thunder float, on Hookup lures, free lined and on Rapala Flat Raps until a 30 pound barracuda moved in on us and ate a mackerel and lure resulting in our fishing coming to an end. We moved on and found small gag groupers and losing a large mystery fish before catching and releasing more jacks, gag groupers, small barracudas and then finishing our day with a small snook.
Fishing Offshore of Miami my clients and on days when not chartered, myself and my son Zach had pretty good action catching kingfish, Spanish mackerel, bonitos, blackfin tuna, dolphins, hammerhead sharks, cobia, remoras and a sailfish. On almost every offshore venture we had at least one shot at a sailfish all on live pilchards and Rapala X Raps and Flat Raps.
During a few nighttime tarpon charters fishing the outgoing tides we had non-stop tarpon action and no action at all having to settle for some action from small jacks, bluefish, snappers and a sea trout.
On a recent freshwater charter fishing in the Conservation Areas of the Everglades we had all day action from largemouth bass to 3.5 pounds, a few mudfish and bluegills while casting soft plastics and Rapala floating minnows with the floating minnows taking all of the 60 largemouth bass released that day.
The weather has been outstanding and should stay this way for some time. Catch that magic day and there is a good chance you will be bragging to your friends about all the fish you caught aboard the "Get Em" with Capt. Alan Sherman.
The gear my clients have been using during all of their charters on board the "Get Em" are Daiwa Advantage spinning reels, Key Largo Rods, Hookup lures, Mustad Hooks, Fins braided lines, Stren monofilament lines, Rapala artificial lures, Berkley Gulp baits, Cajun Thunder floats and I net my live baits with my Lee Fisher Cast net.
That's it for now!
Let's get out there are see what we can catch.
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Capt. Alan Sherman
"Get Em" Sportfishing Charters
Field Editor of the Florida Sportsman Magazines Action Spotter Report South Region
Field Editor of the Florida Sportsman Magazines Internet Fishing Forecast South Region
Editor of the Miami Heralds South Florida Fishing Report Thursdays Edition
Miami Fishing Forecast:
I expect the fishing to be pretty consistent for the next three or four months with lots of SEA TROUT, JACK CREVALLES, LADYFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, GROUPER, BARRACUDAS, SNOOK, TARPON and some POMPANO in NORTH BISCAYNE BAY and OFFSHORE of MIAMI KINGFISH, MACKEREL, SAILFISH and DOLPHINS available on the calmer days and in SOUTH BISCAYNE BAY lots of action from a wide variety of fish like the SNAPPERS, GROUPERS, JACKS, BLUEFISH, MACKERELS, POMPANO, LADYFISH, PORGIES, GRUNTS, SNOOK and BLUERUNNERS keeping anglers busy catching and releasing fish most of the day. FLAMINGO in EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK will have a huge amount of wildlife like the WHITE PELICANS, ROSEATTE SPOONBILLS, SKIMMER BIRDS,GULLS, OSPREYS, EAGLES, TERNS, EGRETS, HERONS, ALLIGATORS, CROCODILES, BOTTLE NOSED DOLPHINS, MANATTEES, SHARKS and TURTLES and of course the wide variety of fish that migrate into FLORIDA BAY and the GULF waters during the cooler months of the year. SNOOK, TARPON, REDFISH, SEA TROUT, SHEEPSHEAD, TRIIPLETAIL, BLACK DRUM, SNAPPER, GOLIATH AND GAG GROUPER, POMOPANO, COBIA, MACKEREL, BLUEFISH and I'm sure I am leaving a few other fish species out will be available to all anglers at one time or another throughout the rest of Winter and into the Spring.
Snook, tarpon redfish, cobia, mackerels, snapper, grouper, dolphibns, sailfish
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