Bassin in the Glades with Jack Savoie and Don Boyle!
by: Thadeus Ragan 11/28/2011
Jack and Don were down from Canada escaping the cold and snow and decided to do a trip out to the Everglades for a little Bass catching fun. We put the boat in at Macks Fish Camp in Miami where the fishing has been quite good. I noticed that the water had risen a couple of feet in the last four days, and from the get-go, I was concerned. Things didn't start out how we planed and I could tell the guys were starting to wonder if we were going to catch anything at all, but what sports these guys were, they never said a negative thing, they just kept casting. They both said that they were happy enough just to be out in warm South FL Everglades enjoying a day of fishing. There was no way I was going to let these guys come down from Canada and not catch some fish. A couple of hours passed and finally Jack caught a nice two and a half pound Bass. Things were looking up. So we decided to give the area another thirty minutes. Our baits of choice were Venom sling worms and shiners. The thirty minutes passed and nothing happened. That was it, I could take no more, it was time to move. So we took the boat out of the water and went down the road to another canal that I hadn't been to in a while. What a great decision that was! On the first cast, Kersplash... a nice blow up! Time was running out, but for that last hour and a half before dark there was nothing but blow up after blow up! I could finally breath, we were on the fish! Jack and Don were smiling and the fish were jumping! We didn't catch allot of big fish but it was nothing but action until dark.
That day proved a theory I have, and that is if the fish aren't biting don't force it unless you know the fishing is difficult everywhere. It's important to make decisions quickly and relocate even if it means to trailer the boat to a new location, because before you know it the day is gone and you have no fish in the boat. We only had an hour and a half before dark, but what an hour and a half!