Everglades National Park - Flamingo, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Everglades National Park - Flamingo, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Trying using a sinking line where there is some water movement. This time of year with it being so cold, the fish tend to be closer to the bottom where it is warmer for them. By using that sinking line, you will get you fly down to them.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Everglades National Park is currently Excellent

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Fishing conditions: It is finally starting to warm back up in the Everglades which is making the fish extremely active again. Over the last few weeks water temps have dropped into the low 50s, which is really low for South Florida. The good thing is it has warmed up and I haven't seen any dead fish in Everglades National Park like we did in 2010. The winter time snook fishing has been by far the best fishing we have had. Lots of little fish with some bigger ones mixed in. Most were caught on flies and plugs. The baby tarpon are still around and have been pretty active lately as well. The water levels have dropped significantly due to the consecutive days with 20+ knot winds. That means the snook and bass fishing should really get turned on. We had a great day catching over 40 Bass on the freshwater side of the Everglades. The big tarpon have showed up with water temps back into the 70s, but we just need the wind to lay down!

Inshore temperature: 70 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 73 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Small minnows. mullet, and shrimp

Fish species: Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Bass

Fishing season: Fall/Winter

Nearest airport: FLL-Ft.Lauderdale/MIA-Miami

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Everglades National Park Description

The Everglades or as Marjory Stoneman Douglas called it the “River of Grass”, runs south from Lake Okeechobee down to Florida Bay. The park is known for its large wading birds, such as the Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron, and a variety of egrets. It is not uncommon to be able see all those birds in one day, especially during the winter. It is also the only place in the world where alligators ...

Techniques & Tips

Look for dark bottom areas. Those areas will hold heat in the water on colder days.

7-Day Forecast

We have a front coming through today, but it looks like it will stay on the warmer side.

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