In October you don't really here me talking about Snook and Tarpon that much, but that's exactly what I'm going to do now. The past two weeks we have had some amazing Snook and Tarpon fishing in the Everglades National Park around the Islands and Flamingo. Days of double digit snook days have been the norm mixed in with some big mangrove snapper. Fishing live pilchards around the mangrove islands has been the ticket. With the cooler water temps shrimp are starting to be bigger and more plentiful as well making for a delicious bait. Keep your eyes open for Tarpon rolling and busting on small baits. When you see them lay a bait in front of them with a natural presentation and they most likely can't resist. The crab traps have gone out and that means early season triple tail. I haven't had that much of an opportunity to chase them with the wind the past week or so, but the first calm day you better believe I'm going. I've said it before and I will say it again. October and November are two of the best months to come to the Florida Keys. Offseason prices at hotels, less crowds, and cooler days. Not to mention the phenomenal fishing.
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