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  1. Fishing Reports
    7:06 sunrise. Moon waning gibbous 84% visible. High tide 5:08 a.m. at Lostmans River. Weather report called for partly to mostly cloudy skies, scattered showers and t-storms, high 87 with winds SE 5-10. We launched at Outdoor Resorts in the dark and headed for the Lopez River and the...
  2. Fishing Reports
    Headed to the ENP for a solo camping/fishing trip. Slight winds from the E/NE so I decided to camp in the backcountry on the Plate Creek Bay Chickee. It faces the East, so I figured the breeze would blow any mosquitos or no-see-ums back into the small cay that is behind the chickee...
  3. Fishing Reports
    Epic day in the 10K Islands. Over 25 snook, 10-12 reds, too many trout to count, couple of smaller grouper, several snapper, shots at tarpon but no hook ups, hooked the largest triple tail ever but lost at the boat, and my PB snook--over 40". What a day!
  4. Fishing Reports
    I was in my old home town of Virginia Beach last week for a little mini family reunion with two of our kids and one of our granddaughters. My sons and I were able to fish on Tuesday, running over 80 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet to fish the Washington Canyon for marlin. We had one white on but...
  5. Fishing Reports
    Weatherman said it was gonna be beautiful and this time he/she got it right! Windy start to the day, but the winds laid down around 10:00 a.m. or so and I was blessed with a big sky all day. I fished the flats and bights to the East and South of Flamingo, so the tides were not a major concern...
  6. Fishing Reports
    Great day in the Park yesterday. Clear skies, cool temp's, big moon/big tides, nice breeze to keep the skeeters away. Low tide at Shark River entrance was at 10:30 or so, so we had several hours of falling water to fish in the morning. Both anglers finished the day with slams, dozens of snook...
  7. Florida Gulf Coast
    The Park Service has a contractor in the park installing new channel markers from Florida Bay to the 10,000 Islands over the next few months. Work is underway in Tin Can Channel and Jimmy's Lake. The Park Service says that while channels will remain open during the work, boaters should use...
  8. Fly Fishing
    Hello everyone, A friend and I are planning a last second trip down to Flamingo this weekend. We both rarely ever get the chance to fish together since he lives up north, so he's making the long drive south in hopes of catching a few fish and having a good time in the glades. Just wanted to...
  9. Fishing Reports
    Great day in the Park yesterday. 9:33 a.m. low tide at Shark River meant we would have incoming water most of the day. Weather forecast was favorable, though the winds were expected to be rather brisk, but from the east. Launched in the back at first light and ran through Whitewater Bay...
  10. Florida Gulf Coast
    I have been camping in the Everglades for a few years now but I have never visited any of the beach sites. I am camping out of a skiff and was wondering which beach sites are the easiest to access by boat?
  11. Fishing Reports
    Launched out front at Flamingo at first light. High tide was at 7:37 a.m. so we would have falling water all morning. It was slick calm with mostly clear skies and no wind. We fished one of the keys near Flamingo, using mostly live shrimp on jig heads, though I did toss a twitch bait some and...
  12. Florida Gulf Coast
    Starting January 1, boaters in the Everglades National Park will be required to have a valid Boater Permit. This can be obtained only after taking an online course and passing an assessment with a score of 80 or higher. The Permit must be presented as a paper copy or saved as an image...
  13. Fishing Reports
    Took some friends out on his new-to-him Maverick Master Angler to show them around the Park. We launched from Kon Tiki and ran to the NW. Early morning Tarpon in the shallow flats around Rabbit Key, but could not entice them to eat. Blue Bank and West Springer were holding some trout but not...
  14. Fishing Reports
    Took a weekday off to take my old friend Captain Tom Ross out to Chokoloskee to fish the ENP and the 10K Islands. Tom is currently running a 74' Merritt for an owner out of Annapolis, but the boat is in the yard for some work through the end of the year. Tom is an accomplished blue water...
  15. Fishing Reports
    It was all about variety yesterday in the ENP. We launched early at OR (with 25-30 others from the Naples area who were entered in a Red/Snook tournament). Low tide at 6:43 a.m. so we would have incoming water all morning followed by a falling tide in the afternoon. Weather was overcast, but...
  16. Fishing Reports
    Launched at OR at dawn, ran the twisty turn, out the pass and headed south. Early morning high tide, so we had outgoing water all morning. Light winds from the S-SW. Blue skies with some clouds during the day, but no rain (and even nicer, no lightning!). The water was murky in most places...
  17. Fishing Reports
    Pulled a double launch yesterday, it called for 10-15mph from the east later in the morning so we hit a few spots out front before launching in the buttonwood. Managed a Snook, red, and lemon shark before the wind started. We hit Joe river up to the Shark and fished creek mouths with non-stop...
  18. Fishing Reports
    Fished Florida Bay yesterday, we almost launched into the buttonwood but we ended up out front thinking we'd check a couple of spots and re-launch if it got windy. The morning was tough, I think for a couple of hours the only action was little jacks and ladyfish. Had a nice snook swipe at my...
  19. Fishing Reports
    Had to take a day off of work as I had too many hours, if that isn't a reason to go fishing I don't know what is. Hit Flamingo with my least favorite wind (South East) and a 10-15mph breeze, headed east as it was too choppy to effectively cast at tripletail in the channel. We'd see them...
  20. Fishing Reports
    Fished Flamingo this Sunday with 3 friends on two LT25's. We had a rain delay at the ramp as a system stalled over us till about 7:30. We headed east, way east to where we have been consistently producing good numbers of fish for the last month but it was a drastic difference from even last...
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