Mo Estevez

"Alex, 11 o'clock 30 feet, cast 10 feet in front of the wake!  Tyler you cast 2 o'clock 35 feet, 10 feet in front of the wake!"  That's how today started with zero wind, calm conditions and bonefish all around.  Early on Tyler hooked and lost a freight train of a bonefish and then lost another one while Alex missed the bite on a third one, all within 45 minutes of our trip.  What a way to start!  Once the fast and furious action subsided an hour later, we poled off 100 yards and schools were coming straight at us down a shore line.  School after school and shot after shot started to add up until the tide slackened and so did the fishing.  So far we were licking our wounds having lost two fish, missed another bite and no matter how good the cast these guys were making, the schools of bonefish would swim over our live shrimp and not eat it, probably not seeing it.  Man that was tough.  But, oh but, when that tide turned I had grown concerned because most of the best fishing has been on the outgoing tide.  Oh, but I said "but".  Once the tide turned and started coming back in it was on and the guys got three bonefish each for a total at the end of the trip of 9 bonefish hooked and six landed.  Yes, that is what summer is all about!!!  Well, I'm taking a few days off for my birthday but I'll be back at the end of next week and ready to get back to work.  

Capt. Mo Estevez



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Fish Species: Bonefish
Bait Used: shrimp
Tackle Used: Spin
Method Used: Sight Cast
Water Depth: 2'
Water Temperature: 89
Wind Direction: Variable
Wind Speed: 5

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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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