Stormy weather and winds kept boats at the dock through the mid-week. On Saturday, I was able to get back out on the water with clients. Ray and Izabel, from Miami, hired me to Captain their boat through the Ten Thousand Islands. I enjoyed showing them the beauty and the great fishing on our side of the Everglades.
It was a slow start, with the bottom low at 9 a.m. Water conditions were dirty due to the winds and rain, earlier in the week. As soon as the tide reached the upper high, the fish lit up and the bite turned on. We saw some of the largest schools of Black Drum, so far this season. Snook and Trout were hitting baits on the deep water points of the islands. We spotted, but didn’t hook some of the Tarpon that were moving through the deep water channels.
I expect conditions to continue and look forward to the summer rains jump starting the Redfish bite.