Mo Estevez

The snook is Florida's most popular saltwater gamefish and catching snook is always fun and a big deal.  Well, today I had local angler Neil and his wife Jill on board for some bonefishing.  Conditions were just about perfect and will all the flats boats launching early in the morning I was in a panic to get to the perfect spot under these conditions.  To my amazement there was no one poling the perfect spot, ha!  I got on the pole and Neil and Jill proceeded to have about a dozen shots at bonefish, mostly big fish including some giant tailers in 12" on water.  Well, in spite of our best efforts and some good casts that should have yielded some bones, the conditions changed and the fishing slowed.  But, with it being the north bound mullet migration I knew there were other options and they began in still very shallow water as pelicans dove onto panicked schools of mullet from above and snook ambushed from below.  I rigged them up with some artificial lures and worked a stretch that typically produces.  Well, it didn't disappoint and Neil got his first snook of the morning.  Jill landed three barracudas and Neil got another snook before we moved off.  On the way to a bonefish flat I found a mullet mud and had them cast lures and Neil tied in to a really nice jack, bluefish and a couple of blue runners.  We wrapped it up bonefish but only saw a couple.  It was a gorgeous day and this 6 hour trip felt like a three hour trip thanks to this great and fun couple.  


Capt. Mo Estevez


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Fish Species: Snook
Bait Used: artificials
Tackle Used: Spin
Method Used: Blind casting
Water Depth: 2'
Water Temperature: 80
Wind Direction: Variable
Wind Speed: 0

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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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