It’s been a great start for 2014 and the winter fishing in Flamingo Everglades National Park has been Phenomenal.
For the most part, we have had a fairly mild winter with January being our coldest month so far. During cold fronts that last for several days, most of the fish move off to slightly deeper water. Instead of being in 10″ to 1.5′ their in 5 to 8 feet of water.
When this happens we are using jigs with shrimp as well as knocker rigs with a long shank bait keeper hook.
We have been catching plenty of Black drum, redfish, snook, sea trout and sheep head in the creeks up the coast of the Everglades.
On the warmer days, we are still looking for them on the flats and run-offs coming off the flats in Flamingo Everglades National Park.
Most fish have been holding in pot holes and run-offs and eating a well placed 1/8 oz-1/4 oz skimmer jig in brown/rust color as well as flies.
The weather is warming up already and the tarpon are showing up in big numbers. Now is the time to book some days for the spring.
Whether you fly fish or spin fish, everyone one is welcome. Give me a call to go over some dates.
Capt. Raul Montoro
Shallow Tails Guide Service, Inc.