Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sergei from Moscow and his two boys 10 year old Michael and college student Alex joined me today. The goal was to make sure Michael caught plenty of fish and that he did. Our first stop he had his hands full with jacks and snapper and his dad and brother joined the fun as well. The trout fishing was slow but they kept one for dinner. Moving on to the flats for some shark fishing, the sharks were thick bu finicky until one finally committed and got Alex in on the action. After a while Sergei took over and finished the job on the 100 lber allowing us some cool video opportunities. When the shark came to the boat little Michael screamed "This is the best day of my life!". Awesome!
Back on the water today and this time with Mike and Matt. Tarpon fishing was slow so we went trout fishing in 25MPH winds and it worked out. The grassflat held a number of trout and the guys caught some fish and had a blast!
THis morning I had Ryan and his wife Michelle from Oregon. This was a hide and seek trip, hiding from the rain and seeking fish. Our tarpon fishing lasted about 15 minutes before a storm chased us away. Running away from the storm we fished for trout and while we caught some, another storm developed over us and we got rained on for over 45 minutes. We wrapped up the day tarpon fishing where they developed lock jaw.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
This morning was a typical June morning, hot and no wind. With slick calm conditions I knew the tarpon would be active so David and I went to a tarpon spot and sure enough they were there. Fishing aboard David's 32' Intrepid we set up a drift or so we thought. With no wind and no current we were sitting ducks watching helplessly as tarpon rolled just out of range. We decided to change it up and wait for some wind to pick up later in the day. Fishing a different spot we bottom fished and caught a half dozen fish but with time running out and a storm building we moved back to tarpon that proved fruitless since we still couldn't get a drift. Capt. Mo Estevez www.MiamiBoneFishing.com 786-853-1409 Follow me on Instagram @MiamiBoneFishing
Friday, June 16, 2017
After a few days off I got back on the water with local angler Dan. The plan was to fish the slick calm morning for bonefish and permit right outside the marina but the weather had other plans. A brisk 10 MPH wind and a brewing storm that kept following us forced us to change plans and it worked out for us. As we began to target tarpon instead, Dan immediately hooked up to a monster permit and got a career permit right at the beginning of the trip. Can't beat that! After the storms cleared we headed to fish the flats and that proved slow with only a couple of shots at a small group of bonefish and we saw a couple of permit. Congrats on the awesome catch Dan!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
After a week of constant rain and storms this was the first day we had with clear weather and regular client Brandon and his friend Scott were able to get in some fishing. We dedicated most of our trip to tarpon fishing and Brandon hooked two fish, the first one about 150lbs and the second about 100lbs. Both came off but the 100 lber was close to the boat ready for a release when the hook pulled. Ouch! The bite slowed and we moved where we found a bunch of tarpon but these boys were not sitting still and were very difficult to fish but the guys aught a few other fish along the way.
We've had some tough weather the last few days and today started off ok and got worst quick! Will is a retired MLB player and was aboard today taking a break from calling the Marlins/Diamond Backs game. We started tarpon fishing and that proved slow so we switched it up and he caught about 6-8 species in short order but that slowed down as well and the weather was starting to take a turn for the worst. We quickly caught a few trout, saw a nasty storm approaching, looked at the radar and called it a day 2 1/2 hours into our 4 hour charter. Capt. Mo Estevez www.MiamiBoneFishing.com 786-853-1409 Follow me on Instagram @MiamiBoneFishing