Waters Are Clean and The Fish Are Feeding!!
November 2018 Fishing Report
As I sit down to write this report I have been struggling lately with the realization that the media is hurting us local fishing guides with the constant reports of Red Tide. And I am not down playing the severity of the bloom by any means. I know my fellow guides to the north are struggling because it is a real problem for them. I am Just informing people that Our waters out and around Everglades City, Chokoloskee, 10,000 Islands and the Everglades National Park have not been impacted by the Red tide. Fortunately for us being tucked up in the southern part of the state the currents go right on by way out in the Gulf.
Now that we have cleared that up lets get to fishing.
Snook–The Snook season ended on December 1st and it did not disappoint. This last week out captains have been putting clients on some nice fish. Those fish should continue to bite thru the next couple of weeks trying to fatten up for winter. However they will be catch and release until March 1st 2019.
Redfish—I have been amazed at the number of Redfish that have been caught this month. Some holes are so full of fish that you get one every cast. Now having said that the quality of the fish has come up a bit short. We are catching 2-3 dozen Redfish ranging from 15”-18” on some trips with an occasional big one mixed in. While this is fun to be the fisherman, it is also great to such a great crop of redfish for the seasons to come.
Sea Trout—The Spotted Sea Trout bite has really picked up this month. Anglers have been happy to be able to take some of these home for dinner guests.
There has also been some recent catches of Juvenile Tarpon, Pompano, Black Drum and my personal favorite to eat, Sheephead.
Don’t , miss out on the great action we have going on right now between the cold fronts. Give us a call or book you day right online using our “Booking Calendar”