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SlideMoor Fishing Blog 162

Fantastic February Fishing!

Capt. Mark Ward

I’ve been guiding for over 25 years after receiving my 50 ton USCG license in 1987. In 1990 I was approached by Orvis and was asked if I’d like to be on the Orvis Endorsed guide staff. This relationship turned into the Everglades Angler Fly shop and Outfitter which I opened in 1992. For sixteen I ran the shop, Orvis Endorsed Guide Service and guided part time. I’m now back on the water guiding full time and doing what I love, being on the water, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. I especially love kids, helping them catch fish and teaching them about the wonders of this special estuary.

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Fishing in SW Florida is incredibly diverse, with a host of different species able to be caught, depending on the time of year. February is one of the best months to catch a variety of fish. Snook, redfish, trout, snapper, pompano, sheepshead, backcountry goliath, gag grouper and many other fish can be caught. If it’s warm, tarpon will even show up. Continue reading