February has been a busy moth for me so far and the fishing has been good for the most part. We are starting to see warmer days on the water and even though it’s still winter time, it’s actually starting to feel like spring.
I’ve been fishing the usual places in Biscayne Bay and Flamingo Everglades, and it seems that the fishing in the glades has been the most productive. I say this because at time it’s been windy and there is always some place to hide in the back-country and stay away from the wind and catch fish.
Flamingo has been on fire with plenty of redfish, big trout, black drum and sheep-head. The Tarpon fishing hasn’t been that bad either. With the warm air temperatures we are having and fairly calm conditions, the tarpon fishing has been pretty good.
In Flamingo right now we are averaging 30 to 50 fish days and more at times.
Biscayne Bay has been good with bonefish and the occasional permit as well. There are times where we are seeing 200 bonefish in a day and the next day there are only a few fish around. It seems like it’s been off and on last week, but I’m expecting things to pick up by this week. We have had some extreme low tides last week because of the new moon, so this makes the tide drop pretty low and fast pushing the bonefish out deep.
The fishing is only going to get better as things warm up and I can’t wait until the spring time for prime time tarpon fishing. Now is the time to book a tarpon trip for the prime time months April, May, and June.