Spring is Good
<p>. I have been using Gulp and Fishbites lures with excellent results. We have been getting bluefish, ladyfish, mackerel, and shark all while trout fishing. Near the islands we have also found redfish, drum, and sheepshead along with some big snook.
In Biscayne Bay I have been starting to see some nice schooling bonefish and permit all through Stiltsville and down to Adam's Key. There have been some big barracuda and large sharks as well in the area. The tarpon should also start to school up well and will be found in numbers. The deep water cuts always have some fish. Just watch out for the spring winds and rough seas that accompany the time of year.
On the windiest days I usually take my clients deep into the backwaters of Flamingo, Chokoloskee, or into the Big Cypress swamp where we can hide from the wind and catch some fish. Then again, some of my best days bonefishing have been Oceanside and blustery. You won't know if you don't go.
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.