This past week had heavy winds and some light rain keeping us at the dock all week. Everyday it’s been blowing 20 to 30 knots and gusting to 40. This is not ideal fishing conditions no matter what size boat you have let alone a flats skiff.
According to the weather man the winds are going to start to decrease by Wednesday so I was able to reschedule some of my trips for the end of the week.
The water temperature is starting to cool off witch is going to make the bonefish more active on the flats and keep them around most of the day. This is the time of year where the big bonefish start coming around as well. Flamingo Everglades National Park is starting to see changes as well. Cooler water temperatures along with loads of bait up the coast right now have all types of species chasing the bait. Spanish mackerel, bluefish, tarpon, and cobia are having a feeding frenzy. Find the birds and you will find the fish up the coast.
The flats in flamingo still have plenty of snook and trout in the pot holes and the redfish are still around on the flats, just not in the massive schools that we were encountering in the summer. Up the coast there have been several groups of redfish feeding and chasing the mullet and thread-fins as well.
This is a great time of year to get out and do some fishing. Were in a transitions period and there are fish everywhere. Give me a call and let me guide you to a trip you won’t forget.