Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing Report November 23-25, 2012

Posted on 11/21/2012
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Florida Keys backcountry fishing report Nov 23-25, 2012
Another exciting week of fishing in the Florida Keys. The wind was blowing pretty good all week from the north and with it came some cooler temperatures as well. The bite out on the south and western parts of the Everglades National Park was outstanding. Big schools of Spanish Mackerel keep making their way throughout our waters making for some fast action fishing. Along with the Mackerel there are some really nice Snappers, Trout, Sharks and many more. Farther in to gulf waters the Cobia are showing up frequently around the wrecks and bottom structure, some nice Snappers,Groupers and the regular gulf residents are showing up as well. Keep your eyes on the trap line buoys for some nice Tripletail on your way to the fishing spot, specially west of Sandy Key. Look for the Redfish bite to continue to be red hot throughout the Park with some really nice catches around island flats, moats and shorelines. There has also been a decent bite of Snook going on around the Flamingo and East Cape Canal area. We have been taking advantage of the easy availability of bait to blacken our livewells to get the Snooks and Redfish fired up by Island moats, deeper channels, shorelines and runoffs. The colder weather will also get the Black Drum bite going on in the deeper channels and shorelines.
The bonefish bite has been tuff with the cold, windy and cloudy conditions we experienced this past week. Fish the mid part of the day when it's the warmest and the sun is higher for best visibility. The guides that are putting the time into it are getting rewarded with with some nice fish. Chumming with shrimp on the Oceanside flats has also been working wonders when the conditions are not right. Enjoy the weekend, dress warm and go fishing!
Captain Juan Garcia