Fishing Reports by Captain Mo Estevez

About The Author: Captain

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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This is November! (11/07/2023)
[Miami,FL] The weather a few days ago was tough but not today. With good weather Rob got to stretch his fly line and more!
Silver and Gold (11/05/2023)
[Miami,FL] It's fall and things are heating up. Now is the time to do what Barry did and target two of our best species.
[Miami,FL] Ha, Bruce wanted bonefish but him and his son were just happy to get out on the water. I was hoping to make it more than that!
Boys Day Out (8/07/2023)
[Miami,FL] Mom stayed home and Steven took his two boys fishing. We caught a variety of species but of course the trophy of the day you already know what it was...
Screw the heat! (8/04/2023)
[Miami,FL] Man it's been hot and the water temps are really high but play your cards right and fish the right conditions and the benefits are there for the taking.
Double in the Heat (7/14/2023)
[Miami,FL] Man it's been hot and the water temps are high but by playing our cards right today was a solid day.
She Killed It! (6/26/2023)
[Miami,FL] Conditions were not terrible except for the cloud cover which has been over us the last week. However, that wouldn't stop Joe and Maria from accomplishing their goal of landing bonefish.
At the Ocean Reef Club (6/21/2023)
[Miami,FL] Hunter is 14 years old and he had never been bonefishing before. Well, staying in Key Largo trying out bomnefishing is a must and he was glad he did!
Bonefish Tailing Fest! (5/30/2023)
[Miami,FL] Wow, it was one of those days with tails all around us, shallow water and no wind.
Holy Smokes!!!! (2/12/2023)
[Miami,FL] It happens sometimes when you have tough conditions but you have to work through them Today it was one of those magical days!
What an eat! (1/28/2023)
[Miami,FL] This job is hard enough as it is and chasing bonefish on fly is even harder but there are times when you just freak at an incredible moment that makes your trip, day and week. Today was one of those days.
It was good today! (1/21/2023)
[Miami,FL] In between cold fronts the fishing has been solid making it worthwhile hitting the water once the warming trends set it.
Back on Track! (1/16/2023)
[Miami,FL] That bomb winter cyclone slowed the fishing down but a few warm days later and the fishing was back on track.
New Years Report (1/11/2023)
[Miami,FL] That winter bomb cyclone slowed things down for us dropping the water temps REALLY low but, there was today.
Bomb Winter Cyclone Report (12/30/2022)
[Miami,FL] Wow, what a tough week being jammed with charters and some very tough cold, wind and rain. Dropping water temps made it tough but here is what worked for me.
Pure Insanity (12/21/2022)
[Miami,FL] Wow oh wow! The last trip was not red hot or even hot for that matter but that all changed today for Jake!
Finally! (12/13/2022)
[Miami,FL] Last trip was a grind and the fishing has slowed down the last few days so I was looking for redemption. Well, when Madison's rod doubled over the moment finally came!
It was a grind but... (12/07/2022)
[Miami,FL] Fishing has been on fire, but not today. It was a grind but we kept working through it and...
Thanksgiving Day! (11/28/2022)
[Miami,FL] I always work on Thanksgiving Day but today I had long time client Ken and his awesome 10 year old Gianna. She was on top of her game again!
What????? (11/23/2022)
[Miami,FL] Wind, more wind and plenty of wind is what the forecast called for and it was correct. Oh, but it was one of those glorious days!
Spectacular Day! (11/20/2022)
[Miami,FL] There's something to be said for a client that tells you "let's go catch whatever you think is best.". Today, I made my client's trust pay off big time!
Meet the Robertson's (11/09/2022)
[Miami,FL] Great family, two days, fishing as good as it gets. plus, snook on topwater!
Birthday Bonefish (10/31/2022)
[Miami,FL] Any age, any day, any time, a birthday bonefish is hard to pass up.
Two Firsts (10/25/2022)
[Miami,FL] Two firsts in one day? Yeah it works that way sometimes!
Crushed Redemption (10/17/2022)
[Miami,FL] This was the day disappointments of the past melted away. Actually, they were obliterated!
Finally got it done. (10/13/2022)
[Miami,FL] Bonefishing can be brutal and full of disappointment, Fax and I know that but then there are those days full of perfect moments.
Permit will be Permit (10/07/2022)
[Miami,FL] For about two hours we kept taking shots at schools of permit but they refused our live crabs and live shrimp. But they had a surprise in store for John and I.
Finally got it done. (10/01/2022)
[Miami,FL] The first trip with Fax provided lots of opportunities but what are opportunities without success? Today was the day for redemption .
The most spoiled man (9/27/2022)
[Miami,FL] This will never happen to this man again, in his life, ever! One shot, one cast, one hookup and he is now the envy of most flats anglers.
Dang! (9/06/2022)
[Miami,FL] This summer has been stupid good with tons of bonefish and some permit refusing to refuse a bait. Today Phil, Elliott and Sherry got a taste ot summer silver goodness.
This is getting ridiculous! (8/29/2022)
[Miami,FL] This keeps happening and I am NOT complaining! Bonefishing has been so good this summer that even novice anglers like Paul who have never fished before are catching bonefish regularly.
One Spoiled man! (8/22/2022)
[Miami,FL] First time flats fishing, first time permit fishing, first time on a flats boat and guess what happened?
Toughing it out (6/02/2022)
[Miami,FL] Man, May isn't looking like May and clients have been itching to get their first bonefish. Under some tough conditions we headed out and guess what we found?
Toughing it out (5/30/2022)
[Miami,FL] We've had unusually windy conditions lately unlike our typical May weather. However, in spite of the wind and forecasted storms, Ash and Parker were game. Boy were we glad we went!
Before the wind (5/25/2022)
[Miami,FL] May looked like May for these two great guys. Armed with fly rods it was time to hunt down bonefish.
Snook 'Glades on Fire! (5/21/2022)
[Flamingo,FL] Two days in the Everglades to introduce Mike to summer fly fishing in Flamingo and it didn't disappoint. At one point Mike landed 4 snook on 5 casts!
It worked backwards! (5/17/2022)
[Miami,FL] This was the total opposite of what was forecasted. The morning started rough with lightning but the fireworks were still to come.
She beat the tarpon! (5/14/2022)
[Miami,FL] Emily rocked today and her athleticism paid off as she started down a big tarpon. It wasn't easy as we started the morning...
First time and the box is checked! (5/11/2022)
[Miami,FL] Man oh man, some guys just have that luck and Dave is one of those guys. Conditions were tough but it all worked out in the end.
What a birthday gift! (5/03/2022)
[Miami,FL] He's been looking for his first bonefish for years, especially on his birthday and never succeeded. The pressure was on to get Brandon his first bonefish.
Consolation Prize (4/19/2022)
[Miami,FL] Bonefishing is tough, oh so tough even under the best conditions. Add the complexity of fly fishing and the odds are stacked against us but there's always a back up plan.
All is not lost (4/13/2022)
[Miami,FL] It's been a tough tarpon season for the daytime angler but there are still pockets of fish to locate and tempt into biting. Today was one of the good days.
I think he'll forgive me (4/06/2022)
[Miami,FL] Sometimes clients have a number of different goals on a fishing charter, sometimes they are tough to accomplish. Today was one of those days but I suspect my client will be thrilled with the first half of his request.
Two great and crazy guys hit the flats (4/02/2022)
[Miami,FL] Man these guys were on today with them rarely missing an opportunity when present with it. Spin, fly, it didn't matter these guys were on!
Two Crazy Guys (3/31/2022)
[Miami,FL] A big part of what makes my job so enjoyable are the people I meet and get to spend time with. This is even more enjoyable when the people on your boat and crazy and you can totally relate.
A Tale of Two Trips (3/16/2022)
[Miami,FL] One day differs from the next but there are times two trips the same day can be night and day different from each other.
This girl can out fish you! (3/11/2022)
[Miami,FL] Makenzie, wow what a cool kid! Her dad is a fishing guide and has taught her well and it paid off today with her first at 9 years old which many grown men still haven't caught.
Double charter and first snook (2/28/2022)
[Miami,FL] I've been absolutely slammed with charters and poking around looking for tarpon in Biscayne Bay. All the poking around was to the benefit of Bernie.
This almost didn't happen (2/14/2022)
[Miami,FL] The weather has been crazy with thick fog, really cold, cold fronts, low water temps and well probably a few more things I can't remember but onward we go.
This was overdue (2/04/2022)
[Miami,FL] Bert last caught bonefish well over 20 years ago but he didn't think we would even target them today. Surprise!
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