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Another great week of fishing in South Florida just passed us by but don’t worry if you haven’t had a chance to get out on the water recently the fishing will continue to be great for another month or so before settling in on a more normal fall/winter pattern. I have had the opportunity to fish three locations in the past week and can attest to just how good the fishing is here in South Florida. Here is just a sample of what’s available here in South Florida right now!

In Everglades National Park/Flamingo yesterday with a weather report that may have had some clients canceling(60% chance of rain/20 to25 mile per hour winds from the NNeast) but we went anyway because you just never know how the fish will respond during different weather conditions until you test them yourself. My clients had a great day catching lots of snook, redfish, sea trout and jack crevalles plus putting two tarpon in the air that would have given each angler a Grand Slam (tarpon, Snook, Redfish Sea Trout). Large schools of finger mullet were everywhere and the fish were eating them throughout the day. We caught fish with Rapala Twitchin Raps, Hook Up lures tipped with Gulp shrimp, Hook Up lures with a live finger mullet hooked to the jig head and live finger mullet fished under a Cajun Thunder. We had to don our foul weather gear twice but got rained on only once and yes it was windy but only in the afternoon.

Inshore fishing in North Biscayne Bay has been very good with location and time on the water a key to your success. Huge schools of pilchards, Spanish sardines and threadfin herring have been joined with large schools of migrating finger mullet. Shadowing these schools of baitfish have been large numbers of small to medium sized tarpon and these fish have been actively feeding on the baitfish schools especially at first light and then again in the late afternoons and into the evenings. Large jacks in the five to 15 pound class are feasting on the baitfish schools and sea trout to 24 inches have been waiting in the grasses and then smashing into the baits as they move over head. Mangrove snappers, ladyfish, barracudas, bluefish and a few small kingfish and Spanish mackerel have joined in at times. Snook have been available around the inlets, bridges, flats and sea walls but have scattered a bit making them harder to target then before.

Offshore along the beaches when the mullet schools are moving just outside the swim buoys large tarpon, jack crevalles in the 10 to 20 pound class, large ladyfish, pompano, bluefish, small kingfish, Spanish and cero mackerel, barracudas, sharks and snook can be seen throwing themselves out of the water as they crash into the baitfish schools. On the outer reef kingfish have been available in large numbers and in sizes from five to 20 pounds and can be chummed right to the surface and fished with artificial lures. Limit catches can be made in just a few moments and then dolphins, wahoo and tripletail have been biting along the weedlines and under debris. On Friday we had a sailfish swim right to the stern of the boat. The fish was in 80 feet of water and followed a bait that we were reeling in but spooked before eating our bait.

Captain Alan Sherman"Get Em" Spotfishing Charters

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Thanks Capt Alan. Great report and pictures. Keep us updated!:icon_thumright:

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