Report from Capt. James Newman

 

Well last week was crazy between exams, work, and setting up my inshore charter business so my buddy Charles and I decided to head down to Flamingo, Florida and camp at the Everglades National Park for spring break.  Our trip was reduced from four and a half days of fishing to two and a half because of some school stuff Charles couldn't avoid.  Nonetheless, we headed down 95 on Thursday afternoon bound for the southern tip of Florida to try and catch some fish.  We crashed at a motel on Thursday night and woke up Friday to head into the park and hit Florida Bay.  The tide was low at 8:15 am so we headed out and hung a left toward Snake Bight to go look for redfish.  The massive flat was mostly exposed mud banks with a handful of small feeder creeks running into Snake Bight Channel still holding water.  We poled into one that we thought looked nice and immediately got on large groups of redfish throwing artificials.  Over the next two days we ran around to various keys and picked up a few fish, but our one spot in Snake Bight continously produced.  On Sunday morning we took down our campsite and headed inside to the Everglades through Buttonwood Canal to try and catch a few more fish before we headed back to S.C.  We worked several small islands in the glades and got onto large groups of jack crevalle and ladyfish that were eager to eat mirrodines.  All the while our Marshwear technical fishing shirts kept us cool and protected from the blistering Florida sun.  Quality gear can make all the difference on long days on the water and this stuff is definitely high quality. Even better it's made by a local guide who knows what fishermen want and more importantly what they need to stay comfortable and well protected on the water.  Keep up the good work. 


Capt. James Newman


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