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Everglades Fishing Reports & News

September/October Everglades Fish Report

Greetings from Captain Buddy, Due to Hurricane Irma descending upon southwest Florida early in September, only a fraction of my schedule was spent ‘on the water’.  With The Glades having been ‘stirred up’ after Irma, disrupting shoreline and habitat, fishing was virtually non-existent for several weeks.  A good part of October, for many of us, was instead dedicated to cleanup,

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July/August Everglades Fish Report

Greetings from Capt. Buddy, Word on the water for the past few months… “much improved’!  August brought us some surprising opportunities for large tarpon.  Though they didn’t emerge in spring time numbers, the ones that were here sure showed a hefty appetite for our flies!  From the last week in July through August, we probably jumped 14.  Got 2 mature

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May/June Everglades Fish Report

Greetings from Captain Buddy, Strong winds were the theme played out throughout the duration of this year’s late spring tarpon season.  Although we were given some reprieve from winds 15mph and above, by and large, May and June were “windy city”, just enough to keep the waters churned up and make it challenging to post up on the outside to

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Greetings from Captain Buddy, To say the least, it’s been a very unusual past few months.  Although nearly contained, a series of fires burned thousands of acres throughout Collier County for nearly 2 months. In my recollection, it has never been so dry in these parts.   With seasonally low rainfall for months on end, we become at higher risk with

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January/February Everglades Fish Report

Greetings from Captain Buddy, To begin, I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with some great anglers these past couple of months–thoughtful, considerate, environmentally conscious people that love to throw a fly!  Although it’s not for me to guarantee the number of fish to be caught on any given day, I can certainly guarantee giving it a 100% effort on my

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November / December Everglades Fish Report

Greetings from Capt Buddy, End of the year weather was great, with lighter variable winds prevailing on most days.  Water temperatures stayed nice with really no significant cold fronts.  Last year in December we had torrential rains to the tune of approximately 11 inches.  The inundation changed the chemistry of the water, moving bait and game fish away from their

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September/October Everglades Fishing Report

Greetings from Captain Buddy, September was a fortuitous month for tracking down Redfish in favorite spots that we’ve seen produce results over the past few seasons. Up until mid-October, they were out in numbers, which is expected for this time of year.  The reason for the increased sightings is due to their congregating in large pods to begin their seasonal

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July/August Everglades Fishing Report

Greetings from the Captain, The majority of time spent fishing these past few months was on the “outside”, away from the backcountry mangroves.  As is often the case this time of year, Redfish are hard to come by until later in August.  But when they move into the area, with the aid of lighter winds and clearer water, it’s “game

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May/June Everglades Fishing Report

Greetings from the Captain!   Wonderful fishing months!  Right up until water temperatures rose into the mid 80’s, I fished quite often in the back waters of the park.  By the end of May, I made the shift closer to the Gulf where we’ve encountered excellent Snook fishing.  We’ve also had some superb small Tarpon fishing over the past 60

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March/April Everglades Fishing Report

Greetings from the Captain! After a somewhat uneventful January/February, I’m happy to report that “Spring is here and the fishing IS good”!  Although Tarpon didn’t show up until a little later this season, when they did show up, they came out in numbers.  We had 15 to 18 large Tarpon on, with 5 being landed.  A breath of fresh air

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Captain Buddy Ferber
(239) 298-3863