Fishing Forecasts

Chokoloskee & Everglades Fishing Reports

2/20/17 Fishing Report: Everglades City, Chokolosee, Everglades National Park

The water temperatures here in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands and the Everglades National Park have been warmer than average again this week, ranging between 71 and 73 degrees. The warm water has the fish in a pattern similar to what we typically see in November. The redfish bite has been great for this time of year. Live shrimp under popping corks have been the key to a successful day on the water. The bite for Trout, Sheepshead, Pompano, Black Drum,  Snapper, Mackerel, along with some sharks and other fun to catch species, has been a lot of fun.  Good size winter Speckled trout are being caught in good numbers on the grassy flats. Pompano have been hitting on jigs on the grass flats too. Come fish with our guides here in the Ten Thousand Islands: Capt Kurt, Capt John, Capt Brandon, Capt Jeff, Capt James, Capt Gary, Capt Austin, and Capt Pete.  Isn't it time you got out and fished with us in the 10000 islands from Chokoloskee, Everglades City, or Goodland, FL? Be sure to get on the web site and book a trip with any of our fantastic fleet Captains. Photos below are from some of our recent charters.fishing report february 2017 chokoloskee everglades city 10000 islands florida

Fishing Report 1/4/17 Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Goodland, 10000 Islands FL

The water temperatures here in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands and the Everglades National Park have been unseasonably warm this week ranging between 73 and 76 degrees. With air temperatures still in the 80's we have had a warm start to our winter season. The patterns are not typical with this warm water, but we have getting some nice Trout, Sheepshead, Pompano, Black Drum, Flounder, Snapper, Mackerel, along with a few nice redfish and more!  We have been catching some nice Flounder on the outside oyster bars and hard bottom while targeting redfish. A good quantity of trout are being caught on the grassy flats. Pompano have been hitting on jigs on the grass flats. Come fish with our guides here in the Ten Thousand Islands: Capt Kurt, Capt John, Capt Brandon, Capt Jeff, Capt James, Capt Gary, Capt Austin, and Capt Pete.  Isn't it time you got out and fished with us in the 10000 islands from Chokoloskee, Everglades City, or Goodland, FL? 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. Photos below of some notable catches on our charters this past week between Christmas and New years: Capt Brandon put one group of our clients on 15 redfish out of Everglades City, Capt John got 24 redfish on one trip from Everglades City, Capt James got 40+ snook on one charter out of Goodland, and Capt Pete and Capt Kurt hit a nice variety of Sheepshead, trout, pompano, redfish, and more.fishing report chokoloskee everglades city goodland marco island naples florida january 2017

Fishing Report 11/25/16 Everglades City, Chokoloskee, 10000 Islands FL

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 69 and 72 degrees. The Fall fishing patterns are happening right now and we have been getting some nice Redfish, Trout, Snook, Black Drum, Flounder, Snapper and more! The average redfish size this week has been a bit smaller than a few weeks ago, however some beautiful ones are still being caught. The Snook are still loving live bait as they are headed off the gulf and now being caught in the river mouths and into the back country. We have been catching some nice Flounder on the outside oyster bars and hard bottom while targeting redfish. A good quantity of trout are being caught on the grassy flats. We also recently got into a nice bunch of Pompano on jigs. Come fish with our guides here in the Ten Thousand Islands: Capt Kurt, Capt John, Capt Brandon, Capt Jeff, Capt James, Capt Gary, Capt Austin, and Capt Pete.  Isn't it time you got out and fished with us in the 10000 islands from Chokoloskee, Everglades City, or Goodland, FL? 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. Photos below of some catches on charters this past week: Katelyn caught a nice 9lb Black Drum on shrimp, Cody, PJ, Mark, and Dan got into a pile of Pompano, and Linda caught a 24" Redfish on a shrimp).

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Fishing Report 10/10/16 Everglades City, Chokoloskee, 10000 Islands FL

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 80 and 82 degrees. Our late Summer/early Fall fishing patterns are on and we have been catching Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Trout, Snapper and more! The redfish bite is very good right now and we are getting them on the hard bottom oyster bars and outside islands. The Snook are loving love bait on the outside barrier island as they fatten up and will be headed into the rivers for the Winter in the next month or so. The Mangrove Snapper are decent size right now too. Some very nice trout are being caught on the grassy flats. Below are photos of recent catches in the last couple of days. Come fish with our guides here in the Ten Thousand Islands: Capt Kurt, Capt John, Capt Brandon, Capt Jeff, Capt James, Capt Gary, and Capt Pete.  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. (Photos: Capt Brandon put the Sonneborn crew on a nice variety of Redfish, Snook, and Snapper this weekend)

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