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