South Florida Spring Fishing

2015-03-15 16:15:40
Miami, Florida - Freshwater Fishing Report
Miami, Flamingo

In the Miami section of south Florida we can expect the bonefish to start moving back to the shallows. Always be on the lookout for stingrays and mudding water just off the flats. Sometimes this can be a difficult scenario to read but look closely and you may end up with a nice gamefish at the end of your line. The same nearby channel edges are host to an occasional nice-size mutton snapper, permit, barracuda, shark, and yellow jacks. One technique that works well for the bonefish is to cut up shrimp and chum. They will come! I also use a PVC chumtube that a friend gave me and that helps to put out scent.

If you haven't been giving your rig TLC make sure you do. Give your boat routine maintenance. Change your spark plugs, fuel filters, and inspect the fuel system. This will save you time and trouble on the water. Always refer to the mfg manual and recommendations and keep in touch with your mechanic and service shop. If you need some good referrals I will be glad to hand out a few names. Gear oil, impellers, and anti-corrosive lubricants are also important. As far as hull goes-the main thing I find are problems with hoses, thru-hull hardware, and occasional damage due to groundings. Most larger hulls over 20' should also be well-grounded, especially down here where we have so much lightning.

Capt. Ariel Cabrera

(305) 431-6936

Fish Species: snook, bass
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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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