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Part Fifty-three


Biscayne Bay Fishing Report
September 20th, 1999

By Capt. Dave Sutton


Fishing only two and a half days this week ..(partly due to the weather) was still very good. Monday we fished the Permit again and found them at the cuts off the north side of Ceaser's Creek Channel. Having eight good shots at crusing fish and three shots at tailing fish produced two prizes. We caught and released a 33 pound on a live crab and a 22+ pound fish on a merkin crab variation. I have been tying these in a real light tan wool  on a # 6 hook, and marking the outer edges with a brown marker for a hightlight. Well not a real different approach ... but its working!!!  Don't forget the elastic band legs .

Ron and nice Snook

The Snook bite has been very slow with the massive high tides we have been having .... whats up with this ... are the polar caps melting .. or what? The water temps are cooling off a little and the bait is all over the place. We have Snooking mostly at night in the mangroves cuts around the north tip of Key Largo, at Ocean Reef. The boy's at Grand Slam Outfitters have been catching the Snook with live pilchards at night. I have also been using small lady fish caught on fly at the docks at Homestead Bayfront Park. Before running across the bay, I  go up into the cut by the docks and get a half dozen ladies to intice the Snook. With good results.

Hope we will see you on the bay .....

Until then. . . Tight lines and quick releases.... ~ Capt. Dave Sutton

Capt Dave is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain
An Everglades National Park Guide,
and a G. Lommis Endorsed Guide
He can be reached for questions or comments at:
Phone .......305-248-6126
or by email
Check out my web site


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