Here’s Capt. Rich posing next to his client John from Louisiana. This baby tarpon ate a fly in the backcountry waters of the Florida Everglades. End of summer and early winter is a great time to do this type of fishing. Juvenile Tarpon can be a lot of fun on a 5-8 weight fly rod. They eat just about every kind of fly you’d imagine.
Check out Doug holding his first ever Snook caught on fly while fishing with Captain Rich Smith in Flamingo. He ended up catching over 25 of these guys each day mixed in with about the same amount of small tarpon. This is pretty typical for backcountry fishing charters during this time of year.
Here’s a customer releasing a very nice size backcountry Snook. These species of fish have no teeth so you can lip them just like a Large Mouth Bass. Snook are very aggressive and love eating lures, flies, and all sorts of live bait. We fish for them most of the times along shorelines and snags because the love to ambush their prey.
Here’s Captain Rich Smith fishing alongside Captain Blair Wiggins doing a little backcountry fishing in the Everglades.
This is a recent Snook fishing trip in the backcountry. She was so happy to get her very first Snook. Her and her husband had fun catching fish like this all day. This one is a little smaller than average but being the first makes it that much more special. If your coming to South Florida book your trip soon because the fishing is getting better each and every day!
This last May I had the opportunity to fish with Jeremy Wade, the host of the popular River Monsters television show on Discovery Channel. We fished together in the backcountry waters of islamorada and filmed a short feature story for the Today Show on NBC. Jeremy was a real nice person to have on the boat and I look forward to doing a little snook fishing with him again in the future.