A Swampy Bone-Chilling Holiday weekend…

Merry Christmakwanzukkuh

I hope every has enjoyed a festive and Happy Holidays with their friends, family, and possibly even some fish.  It was the perfect time for me to take a week and a half off from my office job and spend some time with the family in the evenings and fishing during my days.  I have less then a month to prepare for the Swamp Guides fishing tournament so I had to get some practice days in fishing for redfish, snook, and bonefish. 

With a host of some of my favorite fishing buddies, I took to the last few days with some determination, my 9wt, lots of holiday turkey, and only 2 fly patterns that would do it all.  We fished from Biscayne Bay to Islamorada covering lots of ground in a few days and met with good results.  Fishing under conditions as such with limited lighting, cold water temperatures, and quite a bit of wind most of the time wouldn’t be a walk in the park.  This was expecially true when it came to bonefishing in the cold.  Capitalizing on shots at all 3 species would take nothing less then a long boat ride and some experience accumulated from the past few years of fishing.  Oh and of coarse, having buddies who know how to feed a clump of symmtrically aligned fur and steel to weary bonefish helps too.  Fishing has been good despite the less then favorable conditions given. 


The perfect SGB snook

Capt. Frank

FL Bay Redfish

Cold weather Bonefish

Sunset in Islamorada