Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Getting ready for my other passion guiding elk hunters in north east New Mexico. For three months out of the year, I leave my beloved Everglades of Florida in pursuit of putting my clients in a position to harvest an elk. This year looks to have all the signs of a great season. Good rainfall has the mountain covered in lush green grass. Green grass + water = great hunting. September 1st is opening day of archery season. I have been at our lodge for about a week getting everything ready for the hunters. Every day I have seen Big Bull Elk. So keep checking in, for a hunting report update. If you would like to see some previous happy hunters and their trophy's. Check out my website www.fishhuntcharters.com and click on the elk logo at bottom of home page. Check out the photo galley. Not to leave you without a fishing report captain Ned Small out of Everglades city tore up the red fish today! Hope he leaves some for me!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Monsoon season is upon us, almost every day dodging thunder storms is just a part of every trip. Lots of fresh water is flowing out of the interior mainland into backcountry creeks and bays. Tannic Acid produced by mangrove trees has pushed lots of fish mostly sea trout and red drum into the bites and coastal bays. Incoming tides bring more saline waters into these areas, where the above mentioned fish thrive. Snook and juvenile tarpon can tolerate this fresh water flush, good numbers are still being caught in the back country. Fishing early in the morning and evenings has been great! Not only do you escape the heat of the afternoon, you will dodge most of the rain storms. We have been strictly using live bait this month, ( pilchards ) This season they have been running on the small size, so use a cast net with 3/8 or smaller mesh. I haven't been offshore this month but some of the guides tell me the red grouper fishing has been excellent on the rock bottom from 30 foot and deeper. September, October and November I will be in New Mexico running my elk hunting operation. I will stay in contact with some of my fellow guides in Everglades City and keep you posted on what's biting, where and what there biting on!! Captain Wayne Krystopa of Fishhunt Charters www.fishhuntcharters.com