Mo Estevez

Burr, it's been cold with night time lows in the 40's and by Miami standards that's really cold.  That was not an issue for Kent and Alex from Texas as they jumped aboard bundled up and off we went.  Hitting a few tarpon spots that should have held fish was a swing and a miss.  More concerning was that the schools we did find were hunkered down on the bottom, a sure sign they are stressed.  A quick glance at the Raymarine told the story, cold water temperatures, in the mid 60's.  Ouch!  We moved on and caught a few mackerel, lady fish, snappers and jacks but it was definitely slow.  Running south at the right tide for bonefish I was concerned but optimistic about the warmer water flushing in with the incoming tide.  This is when Kent got a nice bonefish and missed another bite but it was not what it should've been.  To add to the troubles, there were no pelicans diving on bait schools and not bait to be found, no surprise as by now the water temps were between 63 and 65 degrees.  The day ended on a flat with the incoming tide for sharks but that also drew a blank.  So, it was slow, we caught fish and Kent got a nice bonefish.  Hmmm, I'm not quite certain how this day turned out.  

Capt. Mo Estevez


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Fish Species: Bonefish
Bait Used: Shrimp
Tackle Used: Spin
Method Used: Sight fishing
Water Depth: 12
Water Temperature: 63
Wind Direction: East
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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