Fishing Forecasts

Fishing Report October 4th 2011

What a beautiful weekend! We received our first cool front reminding us that the fall season is upon us. The air temperatures got down to 67 degrees in the morning, and hit 84 by mid day. The humidity was a little lower than it has been, so the comfort level was nice. Water temperatures were about 80 degrees near shore.  We will start to see a gradual change in our water temperatures as we head towards fall weather patterns. We are now leaving the dock at 8:00am. and fishing 4,6, and 8 hour charters. Here in Chokoloskee and the Everglades City areas of the Everglades National Park, we have been catching a nice amount of Redfish and Mangrove Snapper. The wind picked up Saturday afternoon, Sunday, and continues to blow a little today. This North East wind helps blow the water out on the outgoing tide and keeps it out. Because of this we did experience extreme low tides especially on Sunday. The wind also muddied up the water on the outside flats making the Trout fishing tough.  On Sunday I had out John, Lisa, and their daughter Emma from Naples. Emma proved to be the "Master Angler"  of the crew and caught a nice amount of Redfish & Mangrove Snapper. They went home with a few fillets and some Captain Rapps Seasonings! I am so looking forward to the Snook migration into the back waters next month.
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Emma holds up a nice 7 spot Redfish on a Captain Rapps Charter in the Everglades National Park, FL

Nice Redfish Emma!