Category Archive: Articles

Feb 05

Lazy Man’s Herring

The airboat noise is pervasive and all-too-often, it’s inescapable. But on some days there’s just the wind, a few birds, and the stares of the steers. It’s lonely, then – more lonely than anything you can remember. The vista isn’t what you’d call spectacular: A floodplain stretches unbroken between two distant lines of trees, and …

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Nov 21

Fishing South Florida’s Mangrove Morass. “Trees that walk”

You’ll find mangrove ecosystems lining all warm oceans. They’re characterized by tangles of foliage that sit atop an intricate series of exposed roots, or that send out protuberances known as pneumatophores. Prime examples of mangrove habitat can be found in Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands, where these “trees that walk” play an …

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Nov 11

Update November

Fall’s shorter days and cooler temperatures mark the arrival of improved fishing. As salt marsh levels begin dropping, the snook move out of the shadows and begin feeding along the banks. They’re joined in the shallows by hungry wading birds, which gives fishermen a chance to view vast flocks of herons and spoonbills competing with …

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Nov 11

South Florida Gold in May

When water temperatures reach hot summer levels, South Florida’s Butterfly peacocks flood the shallows in order to spawn. These brightly-colored Cichlids are easy to locate. They are vulnerable to shorebound anglers which makes for several months of exciting fly fishing. “Spawner fishing” may seem disruptive but on the contrary, Butterfly peacocks are hardy and if …

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