Fishing report: Look for good catches after stormy weather

South Florida fishing report: Look for good catches after stormy weather

SOUTH FLORIDA OFFSHORE: Not too many boats have been fishing because of rough seas and stormy weather, but the hope is that with lighter winds forecast for the weekend, anglers will find dolphin fairly close to shore and under floating debris. Snapper fishing should be good on shallow reefs.

SOUTH FLORIDA INSHORE: Now that snook season opened Thursday, there should be plenty of anglers fishing for them this weekend in Everglades National Park around the outside islands on the Gulf coast and along the shoreline west of Flamingo.

THE KEYS: The weather kept most boats from fishing this week, but the best bets had been fishing for blackfin tunas at the humps and for yellowtail snappers on the reefs. If there is storm-related debris in the water, it should hold some dolphin..

EVERGLADES/FRESHWATER: With the recent rainfall, Everglades water levels will be on the rise, so the best bass fishing should be in canals with no marsh access and in the Lake Ida chain of lakes.

LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Anglers were catching fair numbers of bass 1-3 pounds using live shiners, jerkbaits, swimbaits and topwater lures in the grass. Bluegills were biting live crickets.

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