Fishing Season: Summer

Everglades National Park - FL

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Jason Sullivan's Tip of the Week

Trying using a sinking line where there is some water movement. This time of year with it being so cold, the fish tend to be closer to the bottom where it is warmer for them. By using that sinking line, you will get you fly down to them.

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5-Day Outlook as of 10/3/23

It’s summer here in South Florida. It’s hot and humid. Some the best fishing of the year takes place now. The key is to be on the water early.

Techniques & Tips as of 10/3/23

Look for small minnows. Those schools of smaller bait will help you locate big schools of tarpon.

Current Conditions as of 10/3/23

Fishing continues to be pretty good down in the Everglades. There has been a big push of bait down the Gulf Coast, which has kept plenty of fish on the coast. We have had some great tarpon fishing when the wind lays down bit, with plenty of fish in the 10-50lb range. I suspect some bigger fish will show up over the next few weeks with the push of mullet south. The snook and redfishing has also been great with all the bait around. We have caught them from the deep in the backountry to the coast. A lot of smaller fish hanging around which is always a good sign for the fishery! The water levels have dropped significantly due to the consecutive days with 20+ knot winds. That means the snook and bass fishing should really get turned on. We had a great day catching over 40 Bass on the freshwater side of the Everglades. The big tarpon have showed up with water temps back into the 70s, but we just need the wind to lay down!

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Jason Sullivan's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Grassett's Deep Flats Bunny tan 2/0
Doc Hall's Tailing Shrimp white 1/0
Borski Bonefish Slider tan #1
Chicone's GT Pinfish tan/white 2/0,3/0
EP Glades minnow green/white #1

Grassett's Deep Flats Bunny

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Jason Sullivan's Recommended Gear

Description: About Everglades National Park

The Everglades or as Marjory Stoneman Douglas called it the “River of Grass”, runs south from Lake Okeechobee down to Florida Bay. The park is known for its large wading birds, such as the Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron, and a variety of egrets. It is not uncommon to be able see all those birds in one day, especially during the winter. It is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side. Flamingo is also a world class fishing destination and many anglers all over the country come to South Florida each year just to experience what the Everglades has to offer. Whether it’s stalking the flats for tailing Redfish and Snook, or casting to a school of 100 rolling Tarpon, Flamingo gives you that chance of a lifetime. The park was established in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman to protect the unique and fragile ecosystem. The Everglades are extraordinary, covering more than a million acres at the tip of southern Florida. The habitats within the park are quite diverse, ranging from the marine and estuarine areas of Florida Bay to pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and vast sawgrass marshes and freshwater sloughs. There are numerous hiking and canoe trails, boardwalks, and interpretive displays, in addition to two visitor centers. Located less than an hour from the Miami metropolitan area, Flamingo is the perfect escape from the everyday grind of life.

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Bait Recommendations:

Small minnows. mullet, and shrimp