GUIDED KAYAK FISHING TRIPS

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Legendary Everglades


"FLORIDA EVERGLADES VOTED THE #1fishing destination in the country in this recent survey and I couldn't agree more. There are many great places to fish throughout Florida and the rest of the country but none are more unique, interesting, and challenging as well as rewarding than Everglades National Park.    




We've now been in our summer weather cycle for the last couple of weeks with rain storms, hot weather and some great fishing. This is an awesome time to be here in more or less the off season with few people around town other than locals and visiting fisherman. Following the weather is crucial this time of year when going out on the water but most recent storms have been mostly in the late afternoon and evening which has allowed to get out early around sunrise and fish till around noon or so when the temperatures start to soar.
If you plan on being in the area or just passing through and would like to experience some of the Everglades for yourself please look me up and I would be more than happy to show and fish some of this great wilderness area with you.     



Friday, May 15, 2015

The Advent of Everglades Summer


There are a few brush fires burning now in Big Cypress Preserve which with the smoke have made for some really spectacular sunrises over the last week. 


As my guiding season has now slowed down, it's given me time over the last week or so to check out some of the places I wouldn't normally visit with most customers either due to a hard access or long paddling distances. It's awesome to visit these places and fishing haunts and they most times never disappoint. 
Larger snook have mostly eluded me but I have caught a ton of smaller fish which are still fun but not the adrenaline rush of the big girls. I've also caught a few nice reds along with a few crazy juvenile tarpons.
Looks like we are about into our summer weather which means getting out very early and back around noon before the super temperatures and the afternoon storms come through. If I can get a couple of good weather days this coming week plans are to paddle and fish a couple of distant places around the bay.      



Closer to home, on the Barren River, a nice size redfish I sight fished, caught on a Zara Spook Jr. 


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Utopian Days



Although fishing can be really good anytime throughout the year here in this part of The Everglades, there is no doubt right now is my favorite time. Even tho we are moving quickly into our warmer season most days around now are much more tolerable weather-wise and the bugs are minimal, if any at all. I question the fisherman that spend their winters down here and then leave around this time for their northern homes when this is the ultimate time to be here not only for the great weather but also the great fishing! 


A recent day with Bob and Danielle from Montana enjoying the backcountry fishing and beautiful scenery with me!


It's not only about the great fishing to be had here but also seeing and enjoying this great wilderness of The Everglades.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Awesome Everglades

Another awesome sunrise !


And an awesome day of fishing that followed! Over the last week or so the fishing has really turned on, especially fishing for snook. Fishing with both spin and fly gear have been very productive. With the waters really beginning to warm up the fishing is following. There also has been a few tarpon hookups with customers recently but no one actually has been able to boat one, par for the course fishing for them especially for those that have never hooked up to one of these crazy fish. They can also be real fussy eaters sometimes but that is a day to day thing and with the few hookups the backwater tarpon bite should only get better as we move into our warmer months.    


The past month or so has been kind of like a roller coaster ride with some great days and some slow days of fishing. Spending so much time over the years fishing this area it's crazy how some days can still be so unpredictable. I've been fairly busy with trips and I've enjoyed fishing and showing many this western area of The Everglades this season. As we move towards summer typically my charters will slow down but as usual the fishing will only get better. I have many openings over the next couple of months so if you will be in the area and may be interested in seeing and kayak fishing this area, especially for snook and tarpon, please look me up.  




Friday, February 13, 2015

Everglades Changing


With more of our typical winter weather like conditions arriving here finally in The Everglades over the last week I'm hoping that the fishing conditions follows suit with more normal winter patterns.
We have been having a blast catching some of our local game species (especially snook and reds) with some banner days!, but I am still looking for more larger snook to show up in the back country along with more juvenile tarpon.

     
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There is almost nothing more exciting than an early morning top water bite to get the adrenaline flowing !   




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Triumph in The Everglades


Beginning before the holidays, the saga continues with staying fairly busy doing trips. Along with taking out some of my regular winter customers I've also had the opportunity to show and kayak fish The Everglades with some that have never fished the area before. I'm quite sure some of them will also be returning in the future for more.
I believe I mentioned in my last posting how it seems we have had many more warmer days this winter than usual with only a couple of short lived cold fronts coming through. Being busy this time of year and the ever changing weather has called for making some quick decisions as to where to go to find fish and where to catch certain species that customers had wanted to catch. For the most part I believe it's been a fairly successful year so far. Some days the fishing has been tough while other days it has been going off with catching some really nice fish. Some have had very triumphant days while some others have missed some nice opportunities for all of those crazy reasons. 



John G from The San Francisco area with his first Everglades Tarpon (caught with his 6wt)


Phil taking the Snook off of his bucket list


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Temperamental Everglades



For the recent past this has been an unseasonably warm winter season, even with having a couple of strong cold fronts that have come through we have had many days into the eighties. I'm sure that sounds great for the many northern followers but it appears to me the fish hadn't really been following their normal winter patterns, especially in the backcountry, and the fishing has been up and down. It's been very challenging fishing many days recently. That is up until now. After a very busy last couple of weeks doing trips I had a chance yesterday to get out by myself to fish the latest coldfront and check things out and conditions appear to be much better and back to more normal with a banner day of finding some nice fish! This area of The Everglades is very temperamental and it's a daily event of deciphering the conditions for finding the fish.
       

Below are random photos of some of my most recent trips.