Fishing Forecasts

Fishing Report 12/1/12

12/1/12 Water temperatures have remained about the same the last 2 weeks here in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands of the Everglades National Park. Today the water temperature was right at 68 degrees in the back country areas.Thanksgiving week proved to be a very busy week for us on the water as the whole fleet including Capt Brandon, Capt Kurt, Capt Bob, Capt Gary, and I were out on the water showing some fantastic clients how good the fall fishing can be here in Chokoloskee and Everglades City. The incoming tide proved to be our best friend and the falling tide was a bit challenging. Some big mentions were 5 year old Nathaniel K's perfect tournament sized Redfish measuring 26-7/8" long (just 1/8" from being out of the slot). Alisa caught a fantastic over slot 30" Red that was photographed and released. Norton hooked into a 40+" Snook that took him into the mangroves after some fantastic adrenaline rushing drag screaming. We had one trip that produced 16 Redfish from 20"-26" in a 2 hour span, and Capt Kurt showed a few folks that it is possible to catch 100 trout on one trip. All in all, it's been really good with many Trout and some nice Reds being caught on just about every trip, Snook on most trips, and even some nice Tripletail, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Barracuda, and Flounder on a few trips. We have been using live shrimp under popping corks, gulp shrimp on small jig heads, and live Pilchards. It's my absolute favorite 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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