Fishing Forecasts

2/28/16: Fishing Report - Everglades City, Chokoloskee, 10000 Islands

The water temperatures here in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands and the Everglades National Park have been ranging this week between 65-69 degrees. February is proving to be quite the windy month, but hey, it's winter and we expect some of that. Typical to our mid winter fishery, we have been targeting a lot of Speckled Trout out on the grass flats and Sheepshead in the deep rocky pockets inshore. Most days the past two weeks have provided our anglers with limits of trout. We have also been catching a few Redfish and Black Drum lately. They are not prime right now, but with some persistence and some properly placed casts, the rewards can be fruitful. The wind kicked up to 25mph out of the North/West two days ago and got everything pretty muddy and messed up but things have settled and the water has cleared up. Notable catches in photo below since the last report: 31lb Permit for Brian and Tim, 32" Snook for 89 year old Bert, 24 lb Black Drum for Paul Wicklund, and some other nice Reds, Trout, and Drum for Dick and Tom.  It's a great winter fishery here with some good eats for the table for sure! Isn't it time you got out and fished with us in the 10000 islands from Chokoloskee & Everglades City? Be sure to get on the web site and book a trip with any of our fantastic fleet Captains. Check our "Seminars and Events" link on the website for dates and locations of our current workshops around Southwest FL.

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