As spring arrived, Everglades waters featured excellent snook, redfish, and seatrout fishing, continuing through the present. Outstanding flurries of tarpon fishing commenced in late February and March, punctuated with cold fronts in March and April. May and June have seen consistent action, particularly on evening trips. The general consensus on the offshore side is that dolphin have been slow this year. We’ve been lucky on the days we’ve gone, however, catching good-sized school mahi with some larger fish mixed in. Last offshore trip we sight casted to and teased a beautiful 120 lb blue marlin into eating a live cigar minnow, releasing it after a three-hour battle on spinning tackle.
On the reef edge, April through June has seen a generally outstanding yellowtail snapper bite, including schools of three to five pounders off the deeper edges.