The Fall season here in the Florida Keys is offers a good mix of fish species. Leaving from our dock in Islamorada allows us to be in the Florida Bay portion of the Everglades National Park in no time at all. Once in the Everglades we can search for Redfish, Snook and Sea trout. We will find small Tarpon in the 10-30 pound range as well and there are always sharks around. Speaking of sharks, this is when large Blacktip sharks and Spinner sharks come back in town! These two species will put on a show like no other, they scream off drag and jump like Sailfish.
Snook fishing has been a large part of our daily trips to the backcountry and they’ve been cooperative eating live baits of all kinds as well as various artificial baits. We’ve been catching a mix of sizes from 3 lbs to up to 15 lbs. The perfect rod and reel set up we use is 8-12 pound 7 foot spinning rod matched with a Penn 3500 series reel. We use SpiderWire Braid on all of our reels and in this combo we use 10 pound class braid. Besides Snook we will catch Redfish, Sea Trout, Snappers and small Tarpon. Bait choices are easy, live shrimp, Pinfish and cut baits do the job. Buck tail jigs and soft plastic jerk baits, shad tails on jigs let you cover water well with great results.
BambooCharters runs 25 foot Bay boats from Contender Boats powered by a Yamaha 300 hp. This boat has plenty of room for parties of up to 6 people on any trip. We have a cooler on board for the canned water and soft drinks that we supply on every trip. The boat is outfitted with Garmin Marine GPS and fish finder, VHF radio, Stereo and a Minn Kota Trolling motor for working shorelines and island moats.