The winds have finally come down on this Memorial Day weekend!
I am with Mark and Andrew and we are going to fish Whitewater Bay today, the water outside of Flamingo still looked a little muddy. We made our way thru Coot Bay but had to stop when we saw some Mullet getting blown out of the water. we netted a few and pitched them out. It didn't take long and we had a few blow up on our baits and eventually caught a few of them. We did this for an hour or so and caught a bunch. We made our way back to the Lane River area and managed a handful more Snook and a bunch of Trout. We fished around the Midway Key and then ran out and down the coast looking for Tarpon but didn't find them in the dirty water. We fished lake Ingram and East cape and found more Snook and some small Tarpon that had no interest in our lures or baits. The hard part today was thee amount of floating grass, it was so thick the shore lines were unfishable. The temps got up into the 90s so we called it a day!
I am fishing Florida Bay with Jack and Keith today, Keith performs with Frankie Valle and was at the Hard rock last night. We got out and action was fast and furious on our first stop. Keith had a Trout then a Snook pretty quick on Twitch n Raps, Jack followed up with a couple Trout. They quit hitting the lure so I gave them a Gulp Shrimp to bounce on the point. It didn't take long again and Keith had a Redfish hooked up. Keith had the fish coming towards the boat when a 8 foot Lemon Shark ate it and was on the run. The Shark let go and all we got back was the head. The Shark left the area and we managed a few more Snook on the Gulps! The bite was done and we left to go catch bait, we netted a live well full of Pinfish and Pilchards. The Pilchards were a gift because the Snook enjoyed them today. We had an incredible bite for 30 minutes and caught fish up to 10 lbs. We ran back to East Cape and found some Tarpon in the mouth and jumped 3 of them on Shadow Raps. I ran back to Snake bite and was looking for Redfish but only managed some small 30 lb. pesky Sharks. Keith finally got Lemon to the boat and we called it a day!
The winds have finally calmed down and the water really cleaned up in the last few days making so many more places fishable. There were lots of baits around with birds diving on them and fish below. The key was Pilchards and baits that looked like Pilchards. When chumming let the chum work sometimes it take a while for those pilchards to arrive. I like to work the grass flats where my clients can be casting and catching fish while netting bait. The Snook will be getting active in the next few week and months plus the Tarpon should make an appearance out on the coast. If you are interested in some fun fishing this is the time of year. If you enjoy fishing back country or flats style fishing give me a call at 305 333 8149. Caught Lookin Charters covers from N. Miami Beach to Key Largo inshore and flats and all of Everglades National Park from Homestead to Everglades City.
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