Winter time Everglades fishing

18 Jan Winter time Everglades fishing

Flamingo’s winter time bonanza

The Winter time Everglades fishing is producing big time. Cold front activity has been consistent por the past few weeks, making the fish congregate in all their winter time whereabouts: deep holes, passes, moats, creeks and channels. The fishing in the creeks is red hot right now and some days have been crazy good to say the least.

Winter time Everglades fishing

Cold fronts come from the north, barometric pressure begins to fall,  the air and water temperatures drop and the fish get very lethargic, not wanting to spend a lot of energy chasing their prey.

Under those conditions, nothing works better than the classic jig and shrimp. This combination has been making most of the damage, producing as many as 80 fish per trip fishing.

Bucktail jigs, skimmers jigs, gulp shrimp and soft plastics have also been working for the angler that prefers artificial lures over the live bait. All the fish will be congregated in deeper holes and creek, making it very easy locate them.

We’ve been catching loads of small redfish which is a welcoming sight. Redfish became very scarce in the last 3 years so it is very encouraging to see them coming back strong.

The trout have been all over along with snook, blackdrum, sheepshead, baby Goliath groupers, snappers, jacks, Ladyfish and the pesky catfish. If you enjoy catching lots of fish and variety, it is a great time to go out.

Let’s go fishing!

Capt Alex Zapata
Flats fishing guide
IFFF certified fly casting instructor
Miami, Everglades and the keys
(786) 317-4733


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Black drum
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Flamingo’s winter time bonanza
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Baby Goliath grouper
Winter time Everglades fishing
Winter time Everglades fishing