Mo Estevez

It's always interesting to me how each trip differs from the next even on the same day.  My morning trip was fly fishing with Juan and his buddy Juan from Argentina.  We found tarpon and they threw at them for quite some time but never hooked up.  Part of the issue is that the tarpon were moving around a lot so we would get a couple of casts in before they moved and we had to locate them again and reposition.  Usually you want them hanging out the in the same area that hints at them feeling comfortable and relaxed and hence in a better mood to eat.  We them switched to bonefishing where they had a couple of shots and as time ran out we tried for some jacks but they were nowhere to be found.  

My afternoon trip was a two boat trip and I had Keith and Chad onboard.  Chad wanted to target bonefish and Keith just wanted to catch fish.  Hmm, OK let's try something.  A couple of the bonefish spots already had a boat on them so I took them back to where there were no jacks 45 minutes before with Juan and Juan.  Ha, this time it was fish on every cast including jacks, mangrove snapper, small mutton snappers and a few really nice fish that broke us off.  With boats cleared off the flats I went back and after more time than I would have liked to invest in one spot Chad hooked up and got his first bonefish, a nice one that gave him a bunch of awesome runs.  Congrats Chad! 


Capt. Mo Estevez


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Fish Species: Bonefish
Bait Used: Shrimp
Tackle Used: Spin
Method Used: Sight fishing
Water Depth: 2'
Water Temperature: 76
Wind Direction: SE
Wind Speed: 10

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Mo Estevez

About The Author: Captain Mo Estevez

Company: Miami Bone Fishing

Area Reporting: Biscayne Bay

Bio: I was born and raised in Miami, FL and have been fishing my entire life. I specialize in light tackle sight fishing Biscayne Bay for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon as well as fishing for snappers, groupers, mackerels, and snook. I own a 16\' Hewes and accept anglers of all experience levels as well as kids. My primary goal is to ensure my clients have a great time enjoying our beautiful and bountiful Biscayne Bay. You can read my monthly column in Coastal Angler Magazine and am the host of the upcomimg nationally televised show Tailing Silver.

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