Getting Better Bites
<p>We hit up some decent size snook in the backcountry on plugs and then found some spunky trout. The biggest snook went seven pounds and mostly all slot size fish. There are plenty of mid size snook to dictate a telltale sign of a fast fish population recovery. In Whitewater Bay, all we did was throw rattling plugs and jigs with plastic tails. What continues to work is covering lots of ground with lures and working them fast yet slow.
Florida Bay continues to have cold-weather fish like black drum with good supply. Puppy drum, snook, and a great trout bite are being caught on the right tide. Paul Jacobs did very well with me of the grassflats of Flamingo for trout catching plenty of fish on Bett's popping corks and DOA shrimp. He also got to see to tarpon but no luck on hooking up.
In Biscayne Bay David Mcullom and son Michael experience their first saltwater fishing trip. They had action on snapper, barracuda, and shark. I went to fish the deep end of a cut for tarpon but ended up with porgies, grouper, and some big jacks. It was a very nice day with pleasant, cooperating weather.
The largemouth bass fishing in the freshwater Everglades is also improving. The bites have been very subtle but at once my anglers get the technique down pat, the fish are on. Waldemar Klassen and son Michael ended up with a six pounder. And Lawrence Beckett returned to fish with me again with grandson Scotty. We put at least 15 fish in the boat with at least that many more bites. On this day the big spawners were tough to see under the unsettled wind but a good day overall. We also filmed some fishing segments for an upcoming television show.
This spring there is more time to fish with Daylight Savings time adjustment and sunny days. I think the spring and early summer fishing is going to be getting better by the day. One more note, I have been getting a lot more calls for boat surveys, which means, anglers are looking into purchasing boats to get on the water. The most complicated situation is that the lenders are being very selective. Kinda like in the housing market. But I am doing my best on the reports to get these folks on the water again.
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About The Author: Captain Ariel Cabrera
Company: Captain Ariel Fishing Guide
Area Reporting: Flamingo, Everglades National Park, South Florida
Bio: Veteran fishing guide and boating author offering light tackle charters and instruction. If you're looking for an Everglades charter boat fishing specialist or an experienced and qualified Everglades wildlife guide, you've come to the right place. Captain Ariel Cabrera has dedicated over two decades to constantly exploring the vast expanses and innermost reaches of the Everglades via skiff and canoe. He gained his initial experience as a mate on sport fishing yachts. He later earned a P.A.D.I. Divers certificate, which led to years of underwater exploration in the South Florida area and the Florida Keys.