Hello everyone, here is the fishing report for September 2014. Recently I made a trip to Flamingo in Everglades National Park. At my first spot I caught two nice big redfish, one snook and tarpon. Fishing in Flamingo was epic!!! I saw lots of redfish and snook on the flats. Some of the snook I saw were BIG as well. Overall, it was worth the trip.
On that note, let's talk about the Lower Keys area, this time of year I like to target redfish on fly in the late afternoons on low light and low water. Next, snapper fishing has been good as well in the basins of the backcountry which provides good table fair. Early in the mornings is good for small Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit. Best times to target Bonefish this time of year is at first light in the morning at low tide right before the tide starts coming in. Permit will show up when there is enough water on the flat for them to feel comfortable. Tarpon will be better before first light. With this said could be enough information for anyone to get a grand slam! Or perhaps a super slam!
Snook season opens September 1st and the snook fishing has been great up in Flamingo and good in the Lower Keys too. The key to success is having the right bait "Preferably live pilchards"and good conditions.