Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Everglades Sep'2015

The sky's on fire ! Some pretty awesome sunrises and sunsets recently.

A welcome relief from some of these very warm summer days here in The Everglades is fishing in the rain, of course as long as there's no lightning around.

Well we had the first false alarm hurricane "Erika" come through witch only brought rain. If anything it feels a little cooler out,at least in the mornings.

Welcome September, We should begin to start seeing a cooling trend.

I still have days available is September for those that would like to experience kayak fishing some of the awesome Everglades backcountry, give me a call. 

I think even the snook are looking forward to cooler temperatures

Speaking of cooler days here's a re-post of a great short video by good friend Dan Decibel. 

"Seeking Shelter" by Dan Decibel from DAN DECIBEL on Vimeo.

Green Herons, some of my fishing companions  

Friday, July 31, 2015

Everglades Heat

I have to admit I haven't gotten out to kayak and fish as much as I would have liked to recently. Many days were brutally hot here in The Everglades over the last few weeks along with a few days of rain and storms coming through early morning. When I've been able to get out launching early and calling it about noon has been the key for fishing. Midday the bite is mostly over anyway with the very warm temperatures.
When getting out over the last couple of weeks the fishing has been very good for the most part and I've enjoyed catching many snook, some crazy young tarpon and a lone redfish that was a surprise catch as I was in a backwater area of fresh water where they wouldn't normally be.

This really is a great time of year to get out and experience this part of the Everglades. It can be fairly warm but an early start assures a more comfortable time and the fishing can be very good. Look me up if staying or coming through the area and I would love to take you out to kayak fish and show you the area.

I have people beginning to book trips for the upcoming winter season so if your planning on getting out with me to kayak fish, sooner than later is better to reserve that day. For more info please click on "Fishing Trip Details" above. 

Excited Tom B from Naples with a nice size snook he caught  on a top-water plug

Surprise redfish

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Everglades Summer

Calm backwaters at sunrise 

Having fun with the crazy little tarpon in the calm waters at sunrise

Good friend Dan Decibel has been producing some awesome short films of the Everglades and his experiences. Check this one out!

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.