Fishing is Good!

2014-08-13 15:48:31
Key Biscayne, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
biscayne bay

Fishing around Flamingo within the Everglades National Park was phenomenal on the flats of Snakebight. Tailing redfish and cruising snook were available to challenge the experienced fisherman. And there was also plenty of shots to cast from afar, on channel edges and wheelditches to the fisherman on a bayboat. In the mix we would find seatrout, snapper, black drum, tarpon, and snook. The most exciting was seeing the snook blast soft baits like D.O.A. shrimp and flies near the top. There was no shortage of action. Further west and point south-the mangrove snapper bit proved consistent and will continue to be good so long as water stays hot- over 82 degrees.

In Biscayne Bay and Key Largo we have spent most of our time introducing families and kids to fishing. I spent most time variety fishing in order to keep things exciting on the skiff. We did see bonefish, sharks, and permit, but we ended up with more seatrout, snapper, big barracuda, and jacks than any other species. Live shrimp is always a great bait. I like fishing points where there is current flowing through, above lush grassflats, and deep holes. Bringing a chumbag with fresh chum is a good idea. I also have a PVC chumtube that I use to put fresh cut up shrimp to attract bonefish. This tool is great because the scent lingers and really stimulates; bonefish, sharks and boxfish have to really search the flats.

Power boating in the 20-30 foot range has been getting increasingly popular. The numbers of boats on the bay and sandbars are the biggest I've seen in years. Many larger boat owners are considering downsizing to the smaller, less-expensive, and easy to trailer rigs. If you are in the market for a boat, please contact me. I can give you a detailed examination of the hull before you buy. And then show you how to fish too. Remember to keep a safe eye for other anglers and boaters while on the water.

Capt. Ariel Cabrera

305 431 6946

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About The Author: Captain Ariel Cabrera

Company: Captain Ariel Fishing Guide

Area Reporting: Flamingo, Everglades National Park, South Florida

Bio: Veteran fishing guide and boating author offering light tackle charters and instruction. If you're looking for an Everglades charter boat fishing specialist or an experienced and qualified Everglades wildlife guide, you've come to the right place. Captain Ariel Cabrera has dedicated over two decades to constantly exploring the vast expanses and innermost reaches of the Everglades via skiff and canoe. He gained his initial experience as a mate on sport fishing yachts. He later earned a P.A.D.I. Divers certificate, which led to years of underwater exploration in the South Florida area and the Florida Keys.

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