Thursday, February 15, 2018


January and February fishing in SE Florida is conditioned to weather conditions.  
We fished Biscayne Bay and Everglades National Park with success even in the coldest days of winter (yes, we have winters in Florida).

We had everything from cold NE to warm SE winds and the fishing was excellent for light tackle anglers and pretty good for fly fishermen who can adapt at different fly fishing techniques.

Bonefish were scattered in the flats but schooling in deep water where you could see them mudding.  Lots of snook got in the passes and back country with some fish in the extra heavy division.  We caught a few on flies and these always provide serious sport, especially in fast moving tides.  
There were lots of large Yellow and Crevalle Jacks, Barracuda, speckled trout, bluefish and even grouper on flies.   

 I am looking forward to the upcoming months when these species are still present and the big Tarpon start migrating south, the warm water activates the bonefish and permit and all species are Spring Happy.

If you are planning a visit to Miami and the Keys, make sure you take a day off and come fish with me.  I will provide all you need to catch fish and enjoy a fantastic day on the water.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


This is the time of the year when I feel blessed for living in South Florida (SoFlo).  The fishing cannot be better and there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be than right here.

The fishing options are limitless.  You want Tarpon? We have the best tarpon fishing in the world.  You want Permit?  There are permit all over the place.  Want Bonefish?  Yes, there are a lot of bonefish in Biscayne Bay right now with multiple hookups possible per day.
Want Redfish?  no problem, we go to Flamingo.  Want Snook? same thing..... and I can go on and on with a lot more species.

Why would I want to travel to other exotic places for the same or lesser fishing I have here at my front door?

Anyways, fishing has been excellent.  All the species and most locations have produced the targeted species.
But I am happily surprised to see a big comeback from bonefish in Biscayne Bay.

Every time I went out with clients, we caught bonefish (last week my boat hooked 32 bonefish in 4 days).  The good surprise is that we saw a lot of bones from 14" to 18" in large schools and bigger fish 20" to 30" in singles or pairs.  These larger fish were much more difficult to hook except one 23" that fell victim to a new fly tied by my Argentine friend Facundo Ortola.   All 32 bonefish were caught on this fly.

On another note the Everglades has been excellent as well.
Redfish, tarpon, snook and sharks on flies and lures were very cooperative.   I strongly suggest everyone reading this to spend at least one day fishing he Everglades.

Snook fishing in the flats with Laurent Vassaux from France has been awesome.  He is a very skilled fly fisherman from Normandy and hooked pretty much all the species.

While Hector Grecco from Argentina hooked and landed a few lemon sharks on flies (chummed to the boat)

Oscar Donato one of the finest Neuro - Ophtalmology surgeons in the world had a blast lure fishing for trout, snook and redfish.

And last but not least, the other big two being Tarpon and Permit were also present in Biscayne Bay and the Middle Keys.  Here Matt Corcoran showng off a nice Islamorada Tarpon.

I expect o have this excellent fishing in the weeks to come.

Tight lines

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FORD OUTFITTERS with Conway Bowman and Capt. Martin Carranza

Hi all;
this is the trailer of the TV show FORD OUTFITTERS in the Sportsman Channel

It was so much fun fishing with my buddy Conway Bowman again.


July and August in South Florida is very hot, both in terms of weather and fishing and Everglades National Park is the epicenter of the best fishing in the world.

This is the time of the year when you can catch almost every species everywhere in the Park.
Schools of finger Mullet and Mojarra are plentiful and behind these are the fish we want to catch and you can use the method you want be it live bait, cut bait, lures and flies.

If you are a fly fisherman any mullet-y looking fly about 3" long is the ticket to catch fish consistently.  I usually tie my F Mullet and Bleeding mullet patterns with deer hair tails, saddle or arctic fox collar and Ep fibers dubbed for the head.
For lures I usually buy Charlie's big dipper and super shads in pearl white and watermellon.

There are lots of opportunities for sight fishing the turtle grass flats, sandy flats on the edges of the keys, muddy banks at the lower stages of the tide and tarpon rolling, especially during low light conditions.

If you are prospecting water as opposed to sight fishing I usually prefer to fish under branches, tight to the mangroves or covering well marked cuts with a good current where I know the fish are hanging.
While blind casting for the more desired species we will also catch Snapper, Lady fish, Topsails and more.

This excellent fishing conditions will remain for the next couple of months and I look forward to put my clients into consistent action lots of fish.

 Double Refisfh for Father and son team.
 Silver prince
 Sight fished flats redfish
 Fat summer snook
 Baby tarpon
 Snook under the branches
Fat redfish 
 Low tide creek redfish
A fat baby tarpon


Thursday, June 12, 2014



Early summer in SoFlo is the best time of the year to fly fish.  There are fish everywhere and they are on the bite!
This is also the height of our Tarpon season. 
Weather has been very windy during the first two weeks but no it seems to have returned to low to moderate which is a plus when you are fly fishing.

Redfish are steadily tailing in grass and muddy beds on the lower stages of the tides.  We have noticed some large schools of 50 + fish in Florida Bay.  We found snook on the sandy beaches and in large groups moving fast over sea grass flats.  And speckled trout seem to be everywhere and hungry. 

 Flats redfish on fly

 Flats snook on fly
 Flats shark on fly

Tarpon on fly

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


I have fished a lot all winter long the GREAT Everglades National Park.    Weather has been very cooperative all winter despite some wind but as you know, you can always find a lee almost everywhere in the park.

Peter and Thayr, two great buddies and anglers having fun with snook, trout and redfish!

Mike Smith guide in Virginia with a large snook.
Check Mike's web page.

We even had time to fish and film the next episode for FORD OUTFITTERS with my buddy Conway Bowman. 
Check Conway's web page:

Two of my best fishing friends, Capt. Danny Ortiz and Capt Conway Bowman

Joe and Wayne, two very accomplished anglers that also fished with me in Argentina for Trout and Golden Dorado.  Joe caught a hog Dorado about 20 lbs.

For all these fishing we used 8 wt. fly rods, Rio Redfish fly lines and Rio Intermediate saltwater fly lines.

I will keep you posted with more fishing information soon.