Capt Drew Rodriguez is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide.
EVERGLADES LARGEMOUTH BASS FLY FISHING!
Fly Fishing in the Everglades is one of Drew's favorite trips he offers. There's just something about a Trophy Bass exploding on a popper that gets him and his clients excited.
Drew is one of the most experienced guides on getting trophy Bass in the boat on the Fly. On an average trip it is normal to land 50+ Bass. The Glades trips are extra special because you can target big Bass specifically, or throw a Clouser and catch every species that swims in the water.
As well as trophy Largemouth, the Peacock Bass have taken over the Glades in abundance. It’s nothing to go out with capt Drew and catch 100 Peacock’s on the Fly. On last years Orvis trip, the guys caught 200 plus Peacock’s in the Glades. Drew likes to have his clients stripping sub surface flies pretty fast to watch the Peacock’s aggressive behavior kick in and absolutely hammer the Fly. You‘ll be stripping along and the next thing you know a Peacock is trying to rip your rod out of your hand.
Other than Largemouth & Peacock, you can expect to catch Oscars, Mayan Cichlids, Sunfish, Bluegill, Florida Gar & a whole array of other species. Many times a Glades trip consists on catching 100-200 fish on the Fly.
FLY FISHING IN THE URBAN AMAZON FOR PEACOCK BASS!
Fly fishing for Peacock Bass is one of the most fun, addicting fishing you will ever do. This type of fishing usually gets done in the late weeks of February and stretches through the early weeks of April. This is the time of year that Peacock's are on their beds and you can get them to eat a Clouser.
Unlike Largemouth Fishing you won't catch 100 fish but when the Peacock's are bedding, it's highly possible to land a trophy Peacock Bass. A lot of full day trips this time of year can consist on great numbers along with more than one trophy.
There's something really special about the way a Peacock eats a Clouser when they're on their bed that makes this trip 2nd to none. Many clients have told Capt Drew that it's the m most fun fish they have ever targeted on the Fly.