Mo Estevez

Two more trips today and my morning trip was with Michelle and Jack.  The goal was to bonefish and then go catch anything else but boy was I concerned as the morning temps were in the low 50's and the water temps had dropped 3-5 degrees.  Spot one for bonefish was dead but spot two paid of with Jack getting his first bonefish.  The rest of the trip was downhill as the fishing never did recover and all I could produce for Michelle were two jacks.  This was tough and I was not looking forward to fishing my afternoon clients at this point.  But I remembered yesterday and how the fishing improved in the afternoon so all hope was not lost.  


As soon as I dropped off Michelle and Jack, Vera and Ed jumped aboard.  Hmm, they just wanted to catch anything so I changed it up and took advantage of the incoming tide and took them to an oceanside spot.  Man that was the ticket.  They wore themselves out on big 5-7 lb blue runners, yellow jacks and barracudas on almost every cast.  What a difference!  As the tide changed and started to go out the fishing slowed and I took them to a bonefish spot.  WOW, WOW, WOW!  We set up and had about 45 minutes left in the trip and the bonefishing was on fire and they landed 7 bonefish and hooked 8, including a double header!  The rods would not stop going off with bonefish coming to the boat every few minutes, it was incredible!  What a recovery from my morning trip and what a way to start off the year! 


Capt. Mo Estevez


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Fish Species: Bonefish
Bait Used: Shrimp
Tackle Used: Spin
Method Used: Blind casting
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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