What can I say 2009 treated us with plenty of bonefish and permit from my home waters in Biscayne Bay through the upper keys. Tarpon season was one of the best I have seen in a couple of years and the snook and redfishing was epic all summer long in Flamingo (Everglades National Park). I’m expecting an even better year now for 2010 and I hope the fish gods treat us with plenty of rod bending action all season long.
The past several weeks I’ve been mainly fishing in flamingo and the winter time patterns are in full swing. There have been plenty of redfish, black drum, and sheep head in the deeper channels and creeks in Florida Bay, and it is not uncommon to catch forty to fifty fish in a day. There have been day’s where it’s been red hot and other not so good, but for the most part it’s been pretty consistent.
The cold fronts started to move through already, but the days before and after the fronts the fishing has been phenomenal.
I haven’t been bonefishing as much as I like to doe to the dramatic change in water temperature, but I do have a couple of trips this week and I’m expecting a really good bonefish bite on the ocean side flats in deeper water. I will keep you guys posted.
If you are thinking of booking a trip now is a great time to come down and get a couple of days in. Things are starting to pick up and it’s a good rule of thumb to call ahead of time to book your days.