It’s been an interesting winter here in South Florida. For the most part it’s been very warm and very few cold fronts coming through. Being the water almost everyday and I haven’t really had time post new reports, but I needed to squeeze one in before I head to work this morning. A new camera is also in the work because my old point and shoot finally stopped working. It’s time for a new DSLR camera to bring everyone some more realistic photos.
I’ve had several father son and grandson trips lately, so I’ve been doing allot of fun type fishing especially in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. The trout fishing in the northern part of Biscayne Bay has been phenomenal. They have been eating hard baits such as the Rapala Skitter Walk and the Yo-Zuri Crystal minnow in silver and black and blue and silver.
Along with sea trout the blue fish fishing has been great as well. They are eating the same lures as the trout are. The Blue fish have been ranging from Two to Five pounds. Trout and bluefish are a great way to get kids involve in fishing. They are lots of fun and kids love catching them as well as adults.
If you’re looking for a quick half-day on the water and want to get out with a friend or take one of your kids out, now is a great time of year for that. It’s not to hot and we’ll be off the water before noon.
Flamingo Florida Everglades National Park: There were a couple of days last week where the weather was just perfect and the tarpon showed up in good numbers. I tell most of my local customers when it’s good, you need to drop what your doing and go. We had one day in Flamingo Everglades National park where we had a great morning with tarpon using twenty pound spinning gear with big artificial plugs.
We had another day where we caught a few nice Cobia and redfish fishing the park boundaries wrecks and markers.
Tarpon Season is right around the corner and I still have some opening days in the spring. For all my Fly anglers book now and don’t call me at the last minute because I will probably not have anything available in the next couple of months.
Capt. Raul Montoro
Shallow Tails Guide Service, Inc.