Post Card Inn Marina & Back Country Dock re-opened after Hurricane Irma in late 2018, with boats and captains trickling back in through early 2019. The resort is largely open, although the main building and waterfront restaurant are still not quite finished. We’ve been busy on the Back Country Dock nonetheless, enjoying an excellent season in Florida Bay and near Gulf of Mexico waters targeting Spanish mackerel, sharks, snappers, and a suite of other species.

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.