Hi all, it’s been a while since my last post. It’s been a roller coaster past several month with all that going on in the world, but we here at Shallow Tails Guide Service stayed positive and we continue to run trips daily.
We are just coming to the end of tarpon season 2020 and I must say it was a a great one. Although are season started earlier this year and tapered off much earlier then I would have liked to see, we still had an epic season. Mid to late March and all of April was as good as it gets. The back country fishing out of Islamorada and the Evergaldes was world class. We never really had much of a winter, so the warmer conditions had tarpon moving in early. I would have to say March and April were by far the best two months we had this season. May was good, but we did have to deal with high winds and rain many days in May and the first part of June. Of course these are the months we are fishing the tournaments and they were definitely challenging to say the least.
July so far had been steady with tarpon up until this last full moon we had last week, but there are plenty of smaller summer tarpon around and they should stay around for the next several months.
It’s time to start mixing things up and not focus on just tarpon, and right now it’s prime time permit fishing. July and August are my two favorite months to permit fish. These fish are coming off their spawn and coming up on the flats to look for crabs. The bone fishing right now is very steady typically early morning lows or late afternoon lows, especially after a rain storm.
Right now the fishing overall is great from Miami’s Biscayne Bay and out of Flamingo Marina in Everglades National park for Snook, red fish, and juvenile tarpon.
We cater to fly and spin fisherman and we offer flats and inshore/nearshore fishing on our 24′ custom bay boat. You can find all our rates and info on the Charter Info Page on the website. We have a few days left available for this month July 13,14,17,18 and 31.
If your interested in any of these days, give us a call and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Stay healthy and safe out there and tight lines,
Capt. Raul Montoro