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Everglades Sight Fishing
Everglades City, FL
With shallow water everywhere, backcountry fishing in the Everglades requires a highly specialized craft and we have it in the Maverick HPXT, the Mirage. It's a seventeen foot "technical poling skiff," capable of running in just a few inches of water and poling in about six. It's designed for a guide and one or two anglers and it will cruise easily at thirty miles an hour. The quiet four stroke Yamaha motor and the long range capability, over a hundred miles per day, make this the ideal skiff for stalking the flats of the Everglades.
Charters are for one or two people and are either five or eight hours. You will need to bring a lunch, (I'll have a cooler with ice on board,) polarized sunglasses, sun block, bug spray, the best is Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, a rain jacket / windbreaker and boat shoes, unless you choose to go barefoot or wear socks. Please don't wear street shoes or cleated hiking sandals!
You're welcome to bring your own tackle or use mine, I use Tibor reels, Sage rods and Royal Wulff lines. I've got all the flies and terminal tackle too, but I'm always curious about what other people are fishing, so bring flies too. A good weed guard is almost essential in the Everglades, you're almost always casting around obstructions. A fishing license is not required when fishing with a guide in Florida.
A five hour trip is $400.00, and an eight hour trip is $550.00
The best way to contact me is by email, email@example.com, my home phone is, 239-695-4993, cell, if I have it turned on, 239-398-6075.
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