Sunday, November 18, 2012

Moving into the Everglades Winter

Moving into our winter months we are are finally over the really hot day's of summer. Other than a few more windy day's lately it's been real comfortable spending time on the water in the kayaks. The water's cooled down some also. Fishing has been consistently good in the bay area's and up in the backcountry. Fish caught this week have been snook, reds and many sea trout along with some smaller tarpon (baby's up to over 30") and a couple of flounder. 

Remember if your thinking about or planning on kayak fishing with me during this winter, please contact me for any info needed or book your trip as soon as you know the date(s) so I can get you on the calender.
Also remember that I am now offering "Mother Ship" trips to get us to some of the more remote areas of the park. 
Most details about trips can be found by clicking on "Trip Details" on the top right of the page. Thank You !

Ton's of baby snook around (Bay and backcountry) with a larger one caught here and there in the mix

Baby tarpoons on fly

Lot's of Rat reds around and a few 22 to 25 inches


On one of my trips last week I had a fun couple of days taking out Mickey and Bill from the Citrus County area of Florida. I broke the trip up with one day of fishing Chokoloskee bay and the other up in the backcountry. Snook, Trout and some  baby tarpon were caught. I couldn't believe it but no reds were caught even though there were some around, it was still a good time had by all.

You would think with all the time I spend up in the backcountry in the Everglades that I would have seen more of the Burmese Pythons that are invading the area. Well, I finally caught a glimpse as a very large snake slid into the water off an overhanging mangrove. I tryed to find the snake to no avail but it couldn't have been any kind of other snake species as this was one huge animal.

With winter on it's way I'm starting to see more and more of the different migrating birds that come to this area to spend the winter including a short tail hawk  (from central/south America), Pied Billed Grebes, Many species of ducks including the more common Blue Teal. Woodstorks and a variety of different hawk  species. I've been seeing bald eagles a lot lately but I'm not sure these would be migratory and the White Pelicans are back to stay for the winter.

(Local) Red Shouldered Hawk

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