Fishing Forecasts

Fishing Report 10/08/12

10/8/12 The water temperatures went up a few degrees this past week in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands of the Everglades National Park. It was ranging between 85 and 86 degrees in most areas. The morning tides were moving out the last few days which effected the morning Redfish bite. The afternoon and evening "incoming tide" Redfish bite proved excellent. Most were caught late in the day using live shrimp under popping corks, and also gulp shrimp on small jig heads. This weekend we discovered a cove of large Black Drum that were extremely finicky on what they wanted to eat. Once we pinpointed what they wanted, that cove proved to be dubbed "workout cove" as clients managed to break quite the sweat while battling some big dudes on light tackle. On Saturday, Jeff and his son TJ from Louisiana pulled the largest one to the boat for a quick weigh in, measurement, photo and release. It was 33lbs and 42" long. Jeff mentioned that he never caught a Snook or a Tarpon. Well, after a little thought and a ride up the river, his wish came true after throwing jigs and hooking into a few Juvenile Tarpon and some fast Snook action. It's October 2012 and it's a beautiful time of year for fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades National Park out of Everglades City & Chokoloskee Florida. Give Captain Rapps' Charters and Guides a call today!

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