<p>Fall fishing Flamingo is fabulous. I forecast a strong redfish and snook bite through November with some of the heaviest catches of the year. Trout fishing should remain very good but keep in mind the closed season coming up. Anticipate some strong spring tides, which means both super low and high tides. These can be a little tricky to fish however ; I tend to prefer the low ones because finding the onset of the rising tide always produces a great bite.
I often get asked what bait to use this time of year on the backcountry and the answer is a variety. Depending on what fish and wildlife are feeding on. Always carry a cast net or sabiki rig to catch bait. And match the hatch with lures. For example, a D.O.A. baitbuster mullet may be ideal in the morning when schools of bait are around islands and shorelines. A deep jig may also work well if fish are holding tight to the mangroves or in deeper shelves of passes. Carrying a variety of lures and live baits will get results. Shrimp and pinfish have also worked well for me in seasons past this time of year.
Biscayne Bay fishermen and fisherwomen should start looking in the deep finger channels for mutton snapper and water temperature cools down. Bonefish and permit will do the same and cold front changes the game around. Spiny lobster and hog snapper should be more prevalent on nearby patch reefs as well and there will be fewer anglers too due to colder water and choppier seas. There is also a backcountry in the bay or what refer to areas closer to western shoreline. Here you can find redfish, snook, and tarpon. And the fish will respond well to live bait or lures. Get out and give it a try.
Capt. Ariel Cabrera
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About The Author: Captain Ariel Cabrera
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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.