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FISHING REPORT

By Capt. Alan Sherman

BEST BET

Captain Alan Zaremba reported some of the best freshwater fishing of the season, with excellent catches of peacock bass in the C-2, C-4, C-8 and C-9 canals, and in L67, L68 and Alligator Alley in the Everglades. . . . The team of Jimmy and Jerad McMillian of Belle Glade won the Bass Busters Super Bucks Team Tournament Trail in Clewiston on Lake Okeechobee with a two-day catch of a 10-fish limit of largemouth bass that weighed 68 pounds, 13 ounces on Rattle Traps.

MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD

Captain Quinton Dieterle on the Cutting Edge out of Key Biscayne reported good action on dolphin up to 30 pounds in more than 600 feet of water off Miami. . . . Michael Mangham of Miami Shores caught a 190-pound blue marlin in 600 feet of water off Miami on the Lady Blue with guide Ron Marroco.

KEYS

Captain William Hauck on the Sea King party boat out of Marathon reported excellent action on the 409 Hump for tuna and dolphin, and his charters are starting to see mangrove snapper as part of the catch. . . . Captain Ray Rosher and the crew of the Get Lit were the winners of the World Sailfish Championship in Key West, with a total catch of 14 sailfish.

TREASURE COAST

Captain Charlie Conner of Fish Tales Charters reported excellent action on sea trout, with large fish coming in inches of water during the morning hours. As the day gets warmer, the fish have moved to four feet of water and are responding well to shrimp under a popping cork.

FLORIDA BAY

Captain Ariel Cabrerra reported that high wind in Flamingo this past week has forced his clients into the backcountry creeks, river mouths and protected bays to find snook and other species . . . Captain Lain Goodwin of Dirty Water Charters out of Key Largo reported excellent fishing for oversized trout on the shallow flats of Florida Bay.

SOUTHWEST COAST

Captain Jeff Lugutki of Anglers Addiction Guide Service reported that clients have scored well on lots of snook up to 28 inches in protected bays, plus tarpon of more than 100 pounds. Redfish, tripletale and permit have been available, too.

FRESHWATER

Turner Burwick, 8 and Carson Burwick, 5, of Miami teamed to catch 10 peacock bass up to 6 pounds in canals and lakes in South Dade. . . . Steve Putman of Myrtle Beach caught and released more than 40 peacock and largemouth bass while fishing lakes in Miami with live shiners. His captain was Jim Anson. . . . Marty Arostegui of Coral Gables caught a 2-pound oscar while fly fishing with 6-pound tippet that should qualify as a record in the C-100 canal. The captain was Alan Zaremba.

Edited by Sam

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