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Chokoloskee & Everglades Fishing Reports

Chokoloskee and Everglades City Fishing Report 3/17/15

The water temperatures here in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands of the Everglades National Park have been ranging this week between 78 and 81 degrees. Typical to the saying "March comes in like a Lion and out like a Lamb", we are seeing the winds lay down the last couple of days after weeks of high winds and muddy water. We are now into our Late-Winter fishery which means things are beginning to change. As the water temp rises, we are seeing the Redfish start to show up again since practiaclly leaving us for month. Mainly small ones are being caught around the mangrove shorelines and oyster bars, with a few good sized oned mixed in. The Snook have begun to move about and we are seing some smaller ones show up again on the outside oyster bar areas. Speckled Sea Trout are still a good target with big qunatities being caught. Lots of small guys with some pretty hefty ones mixed in too. We have been arranging our trips to mostly fish the incoming tides when possible. The flats are alive with good quantities of Speckled Sea Trout and other sporty catches like Black tip and bonnethead sharks, Bluefish, ladyfish, Jacks, and more. Isn't it time you got out and experienced some of the best fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades National Park out of Everglades City & Chokoloskee Florida? Book your trip online with any of our fantastic Fleet Captains. We are just south of Naples and Marco Island, Florida, in Everglades City and Chokoloskee.

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Chokoloskee and Everglades City Fishing Report 1/16/15

The water temperatures here in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands of the Everglades National Park have been ranging this week between 72 and 74 degrees. We are now into our mid-Winter fishery which means we are targeting Speckeled Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, Black Drum, Silver Trout, and Black Tip Sharks. We have been arranging our trips to mostly fish the incoming tides when possible. When the tide is bottomed out negative low, some of the deeper holes have been holding enough Silver Trout to get one on almost every cast on the bottom, while fishing for black tip sharks on the surface above them. The flats are alive with good quantities of Speckled Sea Trout and other sporty catches like Jacks, Bluefish, Ladyfish, and more. We have been catching some Snook, Redfish, and Black Drum in the rivers and back country on live shrimp under popping corks and soft plastics on 3/8oz jig heads. Isn't it time you got out and experienced some of the best fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades National Park out of Everglades City & Chokoloskee Florida? Book your trip online with any of our fantastic Fleet Captains. We are just south of Naples and Marco Island, Florida, in Everglades City and Chokoloskee.

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Chokoloskee and Everglades City Fishing Report 12/14/14

The water temperatures here in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands of the Everglades National Park have been ranging this week between 63 and  65 degrees. The past couple of weeks have produced some great Redfish and Sheepshead catches. The incoming tide has been the key and the outside barrier island oyster bars have been holding the goods. We have been presenting live shrimp under popping corks and several charters produce 40 plus Redfish, and 20 plus Sheepshead. A lot of the Redfish have been Rats in the 12"-14" range, however approx 10-20% of them have been in the center slot between 20-26". We got into some big 25 lb Bull Reds on some offshore trips too. The Sheepshead have been coming in strong with the numbers and sizes increasing daily as they make their way in for their Winter spawn. On the cold mornings with higher tides, we have been heading into the back country for Winter Speckled Sea Trout. Some nice Slot size fish are being caught, and a lot of little dudes in between for some great action.  Isn't it time you got out and experienced some of the best fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades National Park out of Everglades City & Chokoloskee Florida? Book your trip online with any of our fantastic Fleet Captains. We are just south of Naples and Marco Island, Florida, in Everglades City and Chokoloskee.

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Chokoloskee & Everglades City Fishing Report 11/5/14

The water temperatures here in the near coastal waters and river areas of the 10000 Islands of the Everglades National Park have been ranging this week between 68 and 70 degrees. Yesterday I had John, Eric, and Diane out on a 3/4 day charter. The wind was blowing 25mph from the east so we had to carefully pick spots that were out of the wind. The tide was extremely low at the start of our trip which gave us an awesome incoming tide just about the entire trip. We started out in the deeper pockets of the rivers and river mouths and hooked up with some really nice Sheepshead and Snook. As the tide came in further, we decided to hit some of the outside barrier island oyster bars and got into some nice Redfish and Snook. Everything was caught on live shrimp under popping corks. Isn't it time you got out and experienced some of the best fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades National Park out of Everglades City & Chokoloskee Florida? Book your trip online with any of our fantastic Fleet Captains. We are just south of Naples and Marco Island, Florida, in Everglades City and Chokoloskee.

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