<p>Fishing south Florida this winter has been good to those that have worked with the weather. We have had a good inshore bite from Flamingo to Chokoloskee and have been catching a mixed bag. Catches have included typical winter fish like black drum, mackerel, pompano but also the traditional game fish we target like snook and redfish.
We have been using live shrimp just as much as soft plastic baits and even flies with lots of success. Our customers have been very content with the different species as well as the unexpected action that a day on the water brings. The key to a good day is to have a plan and backup in case the weather changes with surprising winds or bad tides. As we near springtime, we will make more trips into Biscayne Bay and the interior Everglades as well.
Capt. Ariel Cabrera
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.