Everglades Fly Fishing Guide 01/2/21

News from your Everglades Fly Fishing Guide!

The Louisiana marsh is in its home stretch and fishing couldn’t be better. With the water temps stable and where they need to be the fish are everywhere! Especially in the right weather conditions. I love this time of year when it’s calmer the day time temps are so great- cool enough to where a jacket all day while hammering giant bull redfish in the shallow lakes and ponds of the marshland. It’s a spectacular place that everyone should get to see and fish in when it’s right. I have been guiding up here for years and this is the best 2nd half of season I have ever seen- lots of fish where they need to be be. On tuffer weather conditions the upper marsh is filled with medium sized reds and can be a ton of fun with lots of double digit days. The beautiful bulls are what we came for though- on the right day they float high in the water column and are so very aggressive. Casting a fly past and bringing it past them only to watch the gills flare multiple times crushing and swallowing the fly without moving. It’s not until the fish feels resistance does it run. I’ve seen lots of redfish with crabs half eaten and pieces of legs being disposed of- them having a hard hook in them is no concern until that hook pulls back! What a fish, with so very little pressure where I guide it’s so fun to watch these fish act like they should everywhere- like fish! The giant black drum have also been on the prowl and can be seen tailing on oyster bars on high water conditions. My anglers are seeing some great action in the Marsh- let me know if you would like to get a slot for 2021 or I have availability in Big Pine May-July.If you are looking for a Naples fly fishing guide I am unfortunately booked but can refer you to one of my great guide buddies. I look forward to seeing you on the water!Have fun