Backcountry fishing in June
REPORTSREGIONSFORECASTPHOTOSBOATINGHOW-TOSPORTFISHGEARVIDEOSSTORE
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    LA
    Posts
    4

    Backcountry fishing in June

    I am from Louisiana and do an insane amount of shallow water (flats and marsh) sight fishing primarily for redfish. I will be making a trip this summer to the Everglades. I'll be in a 17 skiff with 30hp, able to pole in about 4 inches. I'm looking to stay in the back country. I will be down for 10-14 days. What would be the best place to stay- considering top speed of 26 mph (so I don't want any extremely long runs), availability of some basic restaurants near lodging and all back country fishing? I don't have to stay on the water, I'm fine launching daily. I'd like to target snook, reds and potentially tarpon.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Senior Member Bobber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    833
    For the northern 10K, look at Rod & Gun Club, on the Barron River with a ramp and dockage included with the room. Rooms are <$100 out of season, very nice cottages that have all been fully remodeled thanks to Irma. I stay there a lot. Several good restaurants in Everglades City that are open year round,City Seafood and Island Café being safe choices. From the R&G dock its an easy deepwater,marked run to the gulf outside points and also an easy backcountry run to the back bays once you learn the routes. The pass mouths in June will be thick with tarpon and snook, reds will be scattered.
    For a southern 10K base, look at Outdoor Resorts of Chokoloskee - ramp,dockage and basic hotel rooms onsite, also just remodled thanks to Irma. Rooms run $120 a night.In Choko in June you'll have to run back up the causeway to EVC for dinner, not a far drive.
    No deepwater marked channels to the outside gulf but its not hard to learn the area if you go slow the first time. And the Wilderness Waterway starts in Choko, great access to all the back bays down to Flamingo that you'll pretty much have all to yourself in the summer months.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Turner River Terror's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Real close to the Fakahachee Strand
    Posts
    4,492
    June and September are traditionally our wettest Months...sometimes the sky's make loud booms..every day at 3 in the afternoon.
    Start at daybreak , back to shelter at 2 , relax , nap , hit the water bout 6 pm . It will have cooled off nice.
    Sightfishing is not going to be great because of the Tannins outflow from Rainy Season..
    Killin and Grillin

  4. #4
    Senior Member Bobber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    833
    Quote Originally Posted by Turner River Terror View Post
    June and September are traditionally our wettest Months...sometimes the sky's make loud booms..every day at 3 in the afternoon.
    Start at daybreak , back to shelter at 2 , relax , have a cocktail, nap , hit the water bout 6 pm . It will have cooled off nice.
    Sightfishing is not going to be great because of the Tannins outflow from Rainy Season..
    FIFY!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Joe Snook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    port of the islands in Naples
    Posts
    430
    I recommend the Port of the Islands resort. Around 100 a night and a great bar/restaurant in the lobby of the hotel.
    The location is great being not far from any ramp in the area leading to back country fishing in enp, Goodland and the swamp marshes.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    southwest florida fishing guide in the beautiful 10k islands, everglades and more www.Joesnook.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •