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Camping/Fishing Report

I was lucky enough to steal away for a couple of nights south of Chokoloskee.  Weather turned out  good, one night the wind kicked up pretty good, thankfully the tent held up.

I wanted to find some decent sheepshead, I used to be able to find a good spot or two, but no such luck this time. The trout were thick, we must have caught 75, most of them were around 14-15, we kept a few larger ones.  Not a lot of Redfish action, we caught a handful, kept 3 nice ones.  A few snook were around, but not many; all those went back for another day.  We were mostly using jigs with smaller soft plastics and ladyfish.  Keeping everything really small, on the bottom, and going reallllyy slow was working for us. 

On top of that, great views of nature, including a croc and a nice sized gator. Camp food is always good on a cold day. By the way, I highly recommend the breakfast sandwich at the Marathon in Everglades City; probably the best I've had!  

Definitely a great trip, even without catchin' fish.


  • hodag_guyhodag_guy Posts: 70 Deckhand
    um....I'm confused. According to my savvy math skills you reported over 75 fish caught. Then, "Definitely a great trip, even without catchin' fish." Sounds to me like you had a great catchin' trip too! :)
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