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Snook biting in the Florida Everglades

Report Date: March 22, 2010

This week the fishing was great. We continue to have windy days, blowing out of the northwest, but the fish are still biting. We found some bait (pilchards and threadfins) offshore on a couple of mornings and with only a few throws with the net, we were able to fill our bait wells. This is the first sign of Spring here in the Everglades, now we need the water to start warming up. The inshore bite continues to be good. My parties are catching limits of Redfish, Black Drum and Seatrout on every trip. I ran in the backcountry one day this week to get out of the wind and found some really good action with Snook. Most of the fish are small, but we did find a couple in the 28 to 33 inch range. It was good to see that not all our snook died in that winter freeze, and also provided some great catch and release action for an hour or so. Friday the wind died down, and we were able to get offshore. We found some Sheepshead biting on the bottom along with a few Snappers and a couple of Pompano. We stayed on the fish for a couple of hours, and when we cranked up to leave, two Cobias popped up on the surface. We tossed a couple of baits at them and hooked them both. After about an hourís battle we finally got the fish to the boat. Since we had plenty of fish in the boat already, we decided to keep one of the fish and released the other. The Cobia action should continue to get better and as the water warms, we should start to see some Permit around the offshore structures.

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