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Everglades Fishing Report:


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Photo: Nick Varsalona

Hey everyone! Hope all is well. I had been craving some redfish lately so I decided to fish the Snake Bight area east of the Flamingo marina hoping to score a slot-size red. After a long drive from Miami Lakes, I finally reached the marina, launched the kayak and began my long trek to the fabled fishing grounds. Since I was unfamiliar with that particular area I spent half of the day venturing along the shoreline east of Snake Bight and came across some local crocodiles, tons of feeding activity as well as spooking a few big redfish in the process. Frustrated with the slow bite, I sought some advice from a nice gentleman and his wife (who was fishing the same channel as I was) after they landed a nice redfish. He willingly shared his knowledge about how to fish the outgoing tide in the area. Extremely grateful for the man’s insight I proceeded to fish the deep channels as instructed. About an hour after my conversation with the gentleman I found a nice channel which branched out from the main channel and decided to work that spot. Within 10 minutes of getting there I had a fish erupt on my topwater lure, it was a nice redfish! After a great fight I finally landed the 23″ keeper, I was super thrilled! I continued working the same channel and produced about 5 small snook with a Live Target shrimp lure. After a slow start, the day ended with an exclamation mark and a nice redfish in the cooler. Flamingo is an angler’s paradise…especially if you know where to fish, when to fish and what to fish with!

Wishing everyone tight lines,
FSF Production Team