Mo Estevez


Guides day off trip today, I guess since I was still asleep when I agreed to it. I called my buddy Mike around 10am in order to swing by his house and he tells me he was on his way to Flamingo in the Everglades on a solo fishing trip and asked if I wanted to come along. I said yes, confused and half asleep. Within 40 minutes I met him at the visitors center and we were off. It was awesome, I hadn't seen Mike in about 10 years and it was so great to catch up. Along the way we caught about 15 or so redfish and snook before calling it a day after three hours. The technique was drifting the edges of flats with the incoming tide and casting soft plastics and spoons.  WHen we had enough water on the flats we poled and cast spoons at individual fish or muds and connected more often than not.  What a cool trip and it was great to see my friend again.

Wow, I can honestly tell you that just like you guys, I've never experienced anything like this total closure of our country. As you can tell from my reports, my last charter was on March 17th and I've been home locked up ever since. Today was the first day the boat ramps reopened and I have to admit, I was excited to head out and get back to work. With the boat and us sitting around for 6 weeks I decided to take my family fishing and we had a blast with very little boat traffic and great fishing. I wanted to go bonefishing but my fiance wanted fresh fish to eat so we went fishing for dinner. Well, the fishing was solid and while my daughter and step-daughter caught a few fish and then decided to get a tan, Jeanny was hard core and kept fishing. She went through 7 dozen baits and caught plenty more on lures including a nice tasty grouper we had to release. I got home with plenty of fish to clean including mangrove snapper, porgies, yellow jacks and released a ton more. I have to admit, today felt good being back on the boat. Now I just need clients! LOL


Fish Species: Redfish
Bait Used: lures
Tackle Used: spin
Method Used: drift
Water Depth: 2'
Water Temperature: 80
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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