Flamingo which is part of Everglades National Park is a vast ecosystem full of life. As you make your way down to Flamingo through Everglades National Park on Ingram Highway (Main Park Road) you drive through what’s called the “river of grass”. This “river of grass” is essential to the ecosystem and to the fishing in Flamingo. The fresh water flows from Lake Okeechobee down to Flamingo (Everglades National Park) and out to the gulf of Mexico. This brings numerous nutrients for small bait fish to forage on and in turn bigger predators. With so much food to forage on and so much structure it is pretty simple to understand why Flamingo is such a special place. Once you get down to Flamingo you can launch your boat in the brackish water of Whitewater Bay or Florida Bay which is adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. With thousands of square miles of barrier islands, creeks, bays, small coves, flats, oyster bars and structure holding fish, Flamingo has some of the best back country inshore fishing in the world. Redfish, snook, tarpon, trout, black drum, grouper, sheephead, triple tail, cobia, permit, pompano and many other game fish call Flamingo home. There’s so much variety and so many different types of fishing that there is never a dull moment on a Flamingo fishing charter. You never know what you might come across in Flamingo. Big American crocodiles, bald eagles, spoonbills working a shallow mud flat, flamingos, manatees, dolphins and the list goes on. It just doesn’t get any better when fishing Everglades National Park other than a Flamingo fishing adventure with Flamingo fishing guide Capt. Steven Tejera!