Miami Peacock Bass...and more
Well folks with all the bad weather we've had these past few days, the Ubran bite has still been very good. I had the pleasure to guide a very motivated, and quick learning angler to her first "Urban Slam". We meet early in the A.M., to get a shot at some freshie Tarpon. For strictly Peacocks, yous can get a later strat. But if yous want a Slam...got to get up early. Boy they were everywhere! Unfortunately they were more interested in the 1" long Minnows that have been schooling up in the canals...very hard to match the hatch. We had shots, but no takers.
Being my clients first time on a Gheenoe, she was very impressed at the stability of the boat. So off we go in search of the other players in the canal systems. After a couple of quick lessons on casting techniques and how to use the arti's she was tossing. It was on..big time! My client wound up catching an elusive Urban Grand Slam...four or more species in one day. Peacock Bass, Common Snook, Swordspine Snook, Large Mouth Bass, Mayan Chiclids and a Huge Gar to boot. I'd say that was a pretty good day, and looking forward to doing it again.. I have a couple of open days next week if anybody wants to try for the slam. We took some pics of the day for yous to check out. Thanks for reading our report.
Glades Backcountry Report
Boy, it's HOT out there...and I'm not just talking about the weather either. Mikey, and I fished the FFT XI tourament that was out of Flamingo yesterday. This has to be one of the most challenging tournaments we ever fished. In order to place yous have to catch and photograph all four "glam our" species in Flamingo...Tarpon, Snooker, Red fish and Trout, and they all have to be big too. We started off the morning with a couple of really nice Snook, and plenty of shots at some huge Tarpon. But they really didn't want to play, so we moved on to the Red Fish, who were happy to oblige us. After playing with them for a while we set out for a 20+ mile run to a couple of spots that used to produce big time. Mikey got beat up by a huge Goliath grouper and landed a very respectable Red, and then the storms rolled in and chased us back to the marina. All fish were caught on arti's and released to fight another day. Now is the time if yous want a change at a Everglades slam. Not too many boats out there now, and the fish are chewing real good. Ya, just gotta come prepared for the swamp angles...their very hungry now. Anyways we took some picks of the day for yous to check out.
Well it's nice to be back on the water after spending the winter up north. Boy, it was a cold one, glad to be back home. Anyways I got to spend some time with my wife out exploring some new turf in the Everglades. Ya gotta love new areas, ya never know what's around the next corner. The water was warm but very dingy. First priority was to find cleaner water. After that match the hatch, and we were in business. We ran into a small bay which was loaded with baby Poons. Who were happy to play with us. After that my wife landed her first Snook on a lure! The day turned out pretty well, with a grand slam for the boat. Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Redfish, and a couple of Mangrove snappers too. We took some pics of the day for yous to check out.