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best time of year to fish South FL
Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:29 PM
Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly!
Why are windknots in love with me?
Can't wait for that diy trip to Acklins!!
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:52 PM
Posted 26 December 2017 - 09:32 PM
Everglades City/Chokoloskee is an hour and a half away and Flamingo is an hour and a half away.
When you nail down your time here let me know. If time at all allows I'll see if I can't put you on some fish. I just can't promise anything right now (I would feel horrible if I had to cancel).
Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:13 PM
Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:51 PM
Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:51 PM
Posted 27 December 2017 - 06:31 AM
You guys don't really fish in 95 degree heat with 75% humidity do you? I would go in January/February when it's still possible to breathe without sweating while fishing.
LOL, if I didn't I wouldn't get to fish at all! 75% humidity, I wish...100% without rain is more like it. Being on the water and having a tarpon or snook crush a topwater bug up against the mangroves will make you forget just about anything, even your own name for a few minutes.
Posted 27 December 2017 - 08:14 AM
You guys don't really fish in 95 degree heat with 75% humidity do you?
At 75% humidity, I need to put some moisturizer up my nose ... that's what we call a dry heat.
Fishing's best when the numbers match ... 90 degrees and 90% ... 96 degrees and 96% ... etc.
Barbed hooks rule!
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:37 PM
I second swamp fly's suggestions. I really don't have any good leads to targeting those two species on fly, as I have yet to cast a fly myself in the salt. I have caught plenty of both on conventional and can only answer to what I know.
When you mentioned Cape Coral, Pine island and Sanibel comes to mind. There is a lot of good fishing from the mainland edges, out to the passes. I would also suggest a guide as sand bars can be tricky. From the bank, Sanibel might be your best bet, but I haven't tried it yet myself. If your brother has a dock, or friends/family around the cape he knows with a dock, night time dock light fishing can be awesome to say the least.
Everglades city/choko is an amazing fishery, but a guide is definitely needed unless you stay within sight of the boat ramp. The canals at Port of the isles is another option where both species can be easily found, if you have access to a boat or kayak. And navigation is pretty simple as long as you don't venture out.
Again, these are just some suggestions, as my backyard is lake o. We get plenty of snook and tarpon here on the fresh side of the Caloosahatchee, but they can be very hit and miss. I struck out this fall, without catching a single snook. They both can be a fish of a thousand casts at times.
Feel free to let me know if y'all want a day on the lake. I'd be more than happy to take y'all. But I know you catch bass in cali, so that may not interested you. Best wishes.