havenít posted in a while. Jenni and I have been busy running all over
the Everglades and Florida Bay. Because the Everglades National Park
was closed due to hurricane Irma, we came down a few days later than
usual. We planned on fishing the waters around Islamorada and Key
Largo. Luckily with the windy weather forecast for the next few days
the park opened the day we arrived. With the park closed for just over
a month and ZERO fishing pressure needless to say the fishing was
nothing short of epic.
The screenshot is from a few days ago. Shot with my Humminbird Helix 10
MEGA. It shows tarpon holding in a shallow cut. The drop off was only
1-2í. The shallower area was grass bottom and the deeper was a mix of
gravel, sand and mud. This is an area I have found fish many times over
the years. These fish were not showing on top at all.
than the images on my Humminbird there was no sign of tarpon or even
bait in the area. Just a few years ago I would have quickly moved on
without even wetting a line. I was able to locate the fish and
recognize the structure (the edges of the drop off). Then using the
Spot Lock feature on my Minn Kota Ulterra i-Pilot Link thoroughly work
the area. Amazing to say the least.
Some areas of Florida Bay and the Everglades really show the destructive
power of a hurricane and some areas remain untouched.
Yes, Jenni out fished me all week. No
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Capt. Mark Bennett