Fishing Forecasts

Fishing Report: October 19th 2011

We had a busy week right into a solid booked weekend of charters. Joey Quinn flew in from Indiana to fish a couple full day charters. What a great time he had catching literally dozens of Redfish. There were Tarpon just about everywhere we went - on the flats and in the rivers. They were having a blast chasing and eating the schools of Mullet that came into the area. Joey had an alligator come out of nowhere and chase down and grab his popping cork. The gator would not let go and actually let Joey reel him all the way up to the boat. It was really funny!

Joey Quinn and a redfish on a Captain Rapps Everglades City fishing charters

The wind really picked up on Saturday. It blew the tide out and kept it out. The extreme low tides and windy conditions really limited where we could fish. We all ended up staying in the river mouths and fished some of the deeper holes which ended up holding some hungry fish. On Saturday, Harris, Sal, and Mike came from Miramar, FL to fish a full day charter. We actually got into our first Sheepshead of the Fall season and managed to get a few in the cooler. We had a decent catch of Snook. Most of them were in the 14-18" range. Some slot size Reds, and a bunch of Mangrove Snapper ended up coming back to the dock as dinner guests.

We are all looking forward to the Snook migration into the back waters next month and fantastic Fall season!

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