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Old 12-16-2019, 06:47 PM
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So, my wife and I wanted to fish a different area of the state. I have always wanted to go fish the backcountry of the everglades, but have never been able to do so.

Can anyone recommend a guide that they have used in the everglades? Also, how is the fishing in February that way?
Old 12-16-2019, 07:04 PM
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Bob LeMay 954-435-5666 Give him a call and ask , he'll let you know know exactly how the fishing will be .
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Clyde Upchurch out of Bud n' Mary's Marina took us out last summer. Caught a ton of fish, he was a great guide. 305.664.9653

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Rich Verson - World Wide Sportsman Islamorada
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Mike Venezia- Bud and Mary’s Islamorada
Was just down there for 3 weeks. We had a great time and caught a lot of fish.
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Bob LeMay 954-435-5666 Give him a call and ask , he'll let you know know exactly how the fishing will be .
could not recommend a better person for this
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Nate Weinbaum, one of the most fun guys I have fished with be it Ascension Island or the Everglades


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Guess it depends where you will be staying. Lots of guides in the choko-everglades city area. Some of the above are out of the keys.
And yes, Bob has been around a long time and knows the area from evergaldes city to flamingo and beyond as well as anyone
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You can run from four different bases -- Everglades City, Flamingo, Key Largo, or Islamorada. So you can find some excellent guides from Miami who meet you at the Flamingo ramp, or else you get a guide based in one of the other locations. Personally, I like starting out in Flamingo. You are starting in the heart of the fishing grounds and avoid the hour long run to and from. Starting in Flamingo allows you to run out around Cape Sable into the Gulf for triple tails and into the back country of Lake Ingraham by Middle Cape which you can't really do running from Isla or Key Largo. I also really like running in from Everglades City. You really feel like you're in the middle of nowhere in those crazy winding channels. But you really can't go wrong leaving from any of these places and there are plenty of great guides.
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All of the above guides are for saltwater. If OP is looking for freshwater fishing, Debbie Hanson would be a good choice. https://shefishes2.com/

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Bob Lamay great guide puts in a lot of days
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Thanks for all the advice! I will give some of these a call and work out a date.
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Oh yeah, as usual the fishing in February is weather dependent. Cold, windy weather can happen and slow things down. However, we’ve had some great times then, and are planning a trip this February.
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Houston Brown on Chokoloskee, 5th generation guide from there. You can find a place to stay there or Everglades City.
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Key Largo has some great fishing in the backcountry... Captain Eric Scoble is fantastic. (305) 3934909

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