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Everglades backcountry, Flamingo, 23 August

lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,450 Captain

Made it down to Flamingo three days this past week or so and found a few fish here and there.  Mostly it was snook on a variety of lures and baits early in the week... Here's a pic or two...

First snook to the grandson.. last snook to Grand Dad...

Mike Cole with a nice beach snook

It's been so hot that even the crocodiles are showing it... this croc was at the boat ramp at dawn with mouth open trying to cool off...

Last Saturday with local angler Robert Abramites and his guest Rob aboard we were back down to Flamingo again.. Our first fish of the day was on Robert's light rod - a 20lb tarpon in a river that he was able to fight to the boat before it broke him off on the trolling motor.  A short while later when the tide was right we made a stop at a grouper spot and again he was hooked up on the first drop.... That fish gave him fits before finally rocking up on the bottom.  We played one of a few tricks I know and fooled that fish into believing we'd broken off... When he moved - a few minutes later it was game on again.  Finally Robert was the winner of the extended fight with a 30lb goliath grouper for a quick photo and release...

great catch on light line - then back in the water to fight another day...

Here's Rob with his first goliath - a much smaller specimen...

Later that day after hooking quite a few big fish that just took us to school, we found ourselves more than 30 miles from the ramp and tried one last spot... Once again Robert was the man - and this time we had no idea what he'd hooked - all we knew for sure was that it was pulling my skiff around and not giving up while only in four feet of water.  That big fish never came to the surface where we could see it until right  at the end of the fight when a two foot long sawfish bill surfaced right next to the boat... The entire fish looked to be between 10 and 11 feet long - and still full of fight.  I was able to leader the fish for a single photo before we released it in good condition...

At that point, with two very tired anglers we turned and headed homewards... but I think they'll be back...

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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