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Flamingo fishing report, 28 March

lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,905 Captain
You can tell that things are finally opening up this spring in the backcountry of Everglades National Park out of Flamingo and my anglers are enjoying it... Only out two days this past week and the big silver speckled trout are finally making a showing in the backcountry.  Every day now we're getting fish up to 20 inches on lures of every kind.  Double hook-ups on very light gear are common.... Here's a sample, and they're suckers for flies as well as lures...

I expect them to present almost every day now for the next month or so... 
Along with the trout, we've been getting some nice snook on the days when we've targeted them - on leadheads with plastic tails...

this one near a river mouth along the Gulf coast...
The real stars this past week have been the tarpon, of every size, holding in the tributaries of our main river - the Little Shark... Our first day we jumped three, getting one to the boat... Last Thursday we struck another three, one a big one..., and all three came to the skiff for a photo or two - then a careful release... This one was nearly 100lbs and took my first time tarpon angler to school for about thirty minutes before coming in for the release..

The tarpon have been biting lures and live baits equally well.  I have some fly anglers in the next few days so we'll be after them with the long rod as well.  Just nothing like the 'glades...
Not to be forgotten, we're still catching and releasing grouper in these same waters that the tarpon are holding in - all of them "baby" goliath grouper up to about 30lbs on all kinds of gear.. .. Here's one of last Thursday's fish... 

tarpon in the morning, goliaths in the afternoon... some days it's tough to decide which way to go (and what to target...).
It's prime time now in the backcountry and will just continue to get better as we move from spring into summer and I do still have a few openings in both April and May for anyone heading my way... 
Tight lines
Bob LeMay
(954) 435-5666
"Be a hero.... take a kid fishing"
Tight Lines
Bob LeMay
(954) 435-5666


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