Great Fall fishing

2013-11-05 16:39:22
Flamingo, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
miami and flamingo

Fishing in south Florida has been very good wether you have been above or below the waters's surface. Spiny lobster season has been productive along the Florida Straits to the Keys. Strategies for lobster fishing are varied but include nighttime bully netting with lights and freediving with snares and gloves. There are many areas that lobster prefer but structure, ledges, and holes in the bottom of the ocean floor are key. Always take a buddy when diving and be extra safe at night. The flats at night are great because you don't even have to get wet. Stay within the law and measure up!

On the flats the bonefish and permit continue to thrive and cruise the flats for food. Make sure to always have live crabs. A good long rod about eight feet with braided line is my favorite. Other fish like mutton snapper and grouper will also forage on the live crab baits. In between there are plenty of barracuda, sharks, and other flats foes that are willing to entertain. Keep a look out. Flamingo in the Everglades National Park will continue to consistently produce redfish, trout, and snook. Fall is a favorite time for many in regards to having successful fishing trips and large redfish. Bring shrimp and jigheads along with Gulp and worm works for the flats and creeks.

If you are interested in duck hunting, please contact me. I still have a few (very few) open dates for guided and fully outfitted duck hunts in Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. My duck boat will accommodate one or two hunters and I have all the decoys and calling strategies to get you plenty of shots.

PHOTO: Jeff caught this mutton snapper in Biscayne bay with a live crab

Capt. Ariel Cabrera

305 431 6936

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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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