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 Hot!

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Fishing conditions: Fishing continues to be pretty good down in the Everglades. There has been a big push of bait down the Gulf Coast, which has kept plenty of fish on the coast. We have had some great tarpon fishing when the wind lays down bit, with plenty of fish in the 10-50lb range. I suspect some bigger fish will show up over the next few weeks with the push of mullet south. The snook and redfishing has also been great with all the bait around. We have caught them from the deep in the backountry to the coast. A lot of smaller fish hanging around which is always a good sign for the fishery! 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: 89 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 85 Degrees F

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

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

Fishing season: Summer/early Fall

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

Person Fishing in a stream

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 small minnows. Those schools of smaller bait will help you locate big schools of tarpon.

7-Day Forecast

It's Winter here in South Florida. It's hot and humid. Some the best fishing of the year takes place now. The key is to be on the water early.

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