Mo Estevez

There are times when you have to tell someone how it is and I had to do just that this morning.  See, I had Alex and his brother Bombino onboard today for a half day of bonefish and permit.  These brothers had never fished the flats before and never fished for bonefish and permit.  We had the summer morning we are supposed to be having every day, absolutely calm with zero wind in the morning.  I took them to a permit spot and it didn't take long for the tails and wakes to show.  A few schools of permit waked and tailed around us but I couldn't get them in position in time as the permit were moving quickly.  Finally we got our first shot at a school of waking and tailing permit and Bombino placed the silver dollar sized live blue crab just right and we waited.  As I turned to look at another school I hear a zing and Bombino yells, "I'm on!" and on he was.  After a long reel sizzling fight Bombino landed his first permit on his first cast on his first trip.  Dang man, that crazy!  I explained to him exactly what he just accomplished and I still think it didn't quite sink in.  A few schools later his brother Alex made a great cast and hooked another permit.  A long run later Alex's permit came off and we were 1 for 2.  We wrapped up the trip taking a few more shots and ending fishing for snook.  


Capt. Mo Estevez


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Fish Species: permit
Bait Used: crabs
Tackle Used: Spin
Method Used: Sight fishing
Water Depth: 3'
Water Temperature: 87
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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