It turned out to be a very exciting week. The New Year week, doing a lot of kayaking and fishing along with doing a few different charters. The kayak fishing has been very good but it’s been a little challenging with the weather constantly changing. There are some very strong tides right now also. I’m happy with the results of finding some nice fish including a 32” snook I caught on New Year’s Day. I did trips from around Isle of Capri, a couple in backcountry areas in the Everglades and finally got to get back out to do a nice trip with a group to kayak fish our way out to the gulf using the tides to bring us out and the tides to return back to Everglades City. Pretty much everywhere I’ve been there have been many sea trout along with smaller (rat) redfish. Any of the larger redfish we caught were up in the backcountry. The biggest challenge has been finding bigger snook. Every backcountry area I fished this week has been full of snook with the majority being smaller fish up to around 20”. Still, the smaller guys have been fun catching because with the cooler water they have been very active and aggressive. They just seem to love the smaller plastic swim baits and jigs.
Jarad E caught his smallest snook ever !
First trout in the bag, the first of many for a fish fry we had that evening !
Chef Travis with one of the many trout that he caught. Travis also caught his first Redfish on this trip!
Thanks for the awesome antipasto and side dishes to go with the trout Travis!