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No matter if you’re a seasoned angler or a first timer, you will be blown away by the angling opportunities the Everglades has to offer. Come join me as we make our way through Everglades National Park and have the chance to catch fish you will remember forever. You simply can’t beat it…
What makes fishing the Everglades so special, is the diversity of the fishery. Whether casting a fly to rolling tarpon or stalking the flats for redfish and snook, it can be done year round in the Glades. There is no other place on the planet where you have a chance to catch Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, Tripletail, Black Drum, and Everglades Largemouth Bass all in relatively the same area.
Brakish, Freshwater, Saltwater
The historical Everglades waters flow south from the Kissimmee River into Lake O. From there it flowed south into Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay. That has all changed with land development in South Florida. There are still canals that were dug south of Lake O for water storage and flood control. These canals flow north to south and east to west. Most of these canals are in southern Broward County and eastern Collier County. In the winter months these canals hold some of the biggest bass in South Florida. The winter months are our driest months and these canals fill up with fish. The water leaves the flats and the fish follow into these deeper canals. The bass will stack up on ambush points and you can literally pick off 10-15 fish at one spot. You will catch a lot of pounders, as I like to call them, but you will eventually get into some fish close to 10lbs. This will start to happen about February each year and last into June, if we don’t have too much rain. I prefer using top water because there are days you can get a strike on almost every cast. Another good tactic when using spin gear is long 10 inch worms. Since there are a lot of snakes roaming around the Everglades, that is a good source or protein for a Largemouth Bass. It is not uncommon to see a snake swimming across the surface and a bass coming up and eating it. They pounce all over a decent size snake. Another great way to catch these fish is on a black and gold Rapala plugs. Another food source for these bass is small Mayan Cichlids and shiners. These baits are black, orange, and some have red on them. The tannic water brings out a lot of these colors, so a shiny orange plug works great. Besides the fishing, the amount of wildlife you see is astounding. When the water is low, you can see alligators all the way down the canals. A lot of times you will see them laying on the bank and not even know they are there. The birds are plentiful as well. From herons to egrets to ibis’s, they are all there. We launch out of Holiday Park, which is off of US 27. When the fishing is tough, I like to launch from the Tamiami Trail and get into some areas that a lot of people don’t fish. When the water is high in most places, this area will hold a lot more fish.
Boat type : Flats Boat
Description : All trips are fished out of 17'8 Hells Bay Professional technical poling skiff.
Amenities : Life Jackets
Equipment : Seat
Length : 18ft
Capacity : 4 people
Motor Type : Outboard Gas
catch and release, number of fish allowed
Keep Catch or Release
Never has a guide made the experience as enjoyable as Capt. Jason
Over the years, I have taken guided fishing trips across Florida. Never has a guide made the experience as enjoyable as Capt. Jason, he stands above them all. From the minute we stepped aboard his Maverick, it never felt like we were fishing with a guide but that we were friends for years. Once we reached Flamingo, it was rare for us not to have a bend in our rods. His knowledge of the water and fish behavior was incredible. Believe it or not, we actually got to the point where we no longer wanted to catch Redfish and Snook due to the fact he was able to put us on multiple fish at every location. Then I decided to targeted shark and tarpon with again great success. Simply put Capt. Jason will be my go to guide from here on out and I look forward to the next trip
Fly fishing in the Everglades is a must with Capt. Jason
Fly fishing in the Everglades is a must with Capt. Jason. He is very patient and a great teacher. Capt. Jason was well prepared for our day of fishing and I’m looking forward to our next trip
Mark Hudson and Ed Muller
His knowledge of the area and tides was unbelievable
We fly fished 4 days with Capt. Jason out of Flamingo. His knowledge of the area and tides was unbelievable. Mark and I both got redfish, snook, tarpon, trout, ladyfish, and jacks all on fly in the 4 days we fished. What a great experience. He was very patient with us and taught us a lot about fly fishing.
What a great and exciting night of fishing
I chartered Capt. Jason for 2 days of fishing, one at night for tarpon, and one day trip in the Everglades. The first night we jumped over 10 tarpon and landed 4. What a great and exciting night of fishing. We got a late start the next day and casted at tailing redfish all day long. Can’t wait for our next adventure!
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip with you!
I really appreciate you taking the extra effort to make sure that I caught my first Tarpon! I’ve been on many chartered fishing trips and on most once the time is up the trip is done. You going above and beyond meant a lot and showed to me that you are dedicated to your clients having successful trips! I’ll have no problem referring you to anyone, and next time I’m in the area I will be in touch for sure! I can see Tarpon fishing being addicting! Good Luck my friend!