Fishing Forecasts

Chokoloskee & Everglades Fishing Reports

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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Fishing Report 7/12/16 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 87-89 degrees. Summer time fishing patterns are here and the fishing has been great. Redfish have been around in good numbers. This time of year we get a good mix of the little "Rat Reds" along with some hefty slot size fish. The trout bite remains strong and the flats have been alive with action early morning until the peak heat of the day when the bite has been slowing down a bit. The mid to late afternoon rain showers have been regular so we have been able to get some awesome 4 and 6 hour trips in without much of an issue with weather. Below are photos of some of our recent catches. Come fish with our guides Capt John, Capt Kurt, Capt Brandon, 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 or give us a call to book a trip with any of our fantastic fleet Captains.

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4/16/16: Fishing Report Chokoloskee, Everglades City, 10000 Islands

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 79-82 degrees. Our Spring time fishing pattern is on and the catches have been great. We have been catching Redfish, Trout, Snook, Black Drum, Triple Tail, Flounder, Sharks, Cobia, Permit and more! The Snook have pushed out of the back country and are in their typical spring pattern of heading to the river mouths and coastal island areas. The redfish bite has picked up and we are getting them on the hard bottom oyster bars and outside islands. 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 Capt John, Capt Kurt, 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.
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2/28/16: Fishing Report - Everglades City, Chokoloskee, 10000 Islands

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 65-69 degrees. February is proving to be quite the windy month, but hey, it's winter and we expect some of that. Typical to our mid winter fishery, we have been targeting a lot of Speckled Trout out on the grass flats and Sheepshead in the deep rocky pockets inshore. Most days the past two weeks have provided our anglers with limits of trout. We have also been catching a few Redfish and Black Drum lately. They are not prime right now, but with some persistence and some properly placed casts, the rewards can be fruitful. The wind kicked up to 25mph out of the North/West two days ago and got everything pretty muddy and messed up but things have settled and the water has cleared up. Notable catches in photo below since the last report: 31lb Permit for Brian and Tim, 32" Snook for 89 year old Bert, 24 lb Black Drum for Paul Wicklund, and some other nice Reds, Trout, and Drum for Dick and Tom.  It's a great winter fishery here with some good eats for the table for sure! 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.

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