03 Dec Everglades national park fishing trips
Everglades National Park Fishing trips
Mild weather conditions for the past few weeks have kept the fishing in the park very good to say the least. I’ve been primarily poling my skiff in very skinny water, sight fishing with clients after snook, redfish and trout.
The redfish have been tailing and throwing wakes during slick calm conditions along with laid up snook and trout on potholes. Also, spent some time fishing the creeks out west with a lot of success. We caught tons of mackerel, small to medium size snook and redfish. Got on some big tarpon as well but the fish were all spread out in a big area and not very interested in our offerings.
The fishing for big tarpon in the back will be on any time now when the weather gets right. Needless to say, as always, I am eager and ready to put my fly and spinning anglers on some solid backcountry tarpon fishing this winter time season.
Winter time is best for the angler that comes with an open mind, ready to adjust to whatever Mother Nature brings for the day of his/her charter. Northerly cold fronts affect fishing opportunities in some areas but also active it at others. Cold weather? Expect great creek fishing for snook, redfish, blackdrum, Jacks, Ladyfish, snapper and sheepshead. Mild weather? Fish come back to the shallows ready to chew. Tarpon, snook, redfish become available for the fly and sightfishing aficionado.
Give me a call and let’s go fishing
Capt Alex Zapata
Flats fishing guide
IFFF certified fly casting instructor
Miami, Everglades and the keys
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