Weekend report: Spent some time in Everglades National Park this weekend. Today while there the snook bite was awesome with a well placed bait under the mangroves. Live bait and soft plastics will work. There was plenty of small bait schools moving with the tide change. You can hear a popping sound under the mangrove ledges, this is the sound of snook feeding on those schools passing by. Individual redfish were found traveling along the outer edges of the shoreline and laid up in the grass beds. If you can spot them before they see you, cast your bait beyond them and work it right in front of them. You have to get the bait right at their nose. Some decent sized trout, 24+ inches were caught working a jig head with a soft plastic bait along the bottom. Tons of small bonnet head sharks were seen along with snapper, barracuda and schools of jack.
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