This week fishing was incredible!

The bite was really good this past week, on Tues I fished with Eddy Carman ( Biscayne Rod) and Mitch his neighbor up in the panhandle. We got out as sun was coming up and it started quickly. Mitch hooked a couple 3 lb. Jack and then the crazy Snook bite turned on. Every cast for 3 1/2 hours was at least a hit. We had at least 50 Snook, 12 Redfish, 1 Tarpon and 30 Trout up to 25 inches. We moved on a bit, Mitch was catching Reds off the back of the boat and Eddy was catching Trout on the front with some Snook mixed in. We were on our way home by 10:30!

On Saturday, I had Robert Cheng and his son Nate out. I was hoping for the same action as a couple days before. The Jacks were thick today until the tide started to move then the Snook caught on fire. One after another with a Redfish or Trout mixed in. It was fun watching Nate catch fish he did not expect the day we had.

I went to a spot that hadn’t been very good in a while, on Roberts first cast he caught the big Snook pictured below. it was well over 40 inches. Nate had plenty of Snook but the big 23”Trout he caught was really nice.

We were supposed to fish the whole day but I was exhausted and I know they were on the way in I saw some free jumpers and had to stop for them>


Its just starting to rain everyday which will turn the fish on in a real good way, it also gets mosquitos going. Its time for long pants and mask in the morning and then it gets better as days goes on. Flamingo has had some issues for couple years but it seems like fish don’t care and are back in there natural haunts.

If you have a desire to catch fish or more important your kids have a desire I’m you fishing guide. Caught Lookin Charters is a kid friendly charter, If you would like to go give me a call at 305 333 8149 and I’ll do my best to make it the best trip you ever had!

Captain Jim Hobales