Fall is here10/21/2012
Fall in the Keys is hands down my favorite time of year. The weather is fantastic, there is virtually nobody on the water, and the fish are hungry. If you want to try your chances at catching a FL Keys grand slam, this is the time to do it. Bonefish and permit are plentiful this time of year, and the silver king makes his brief return in the fall following the big schools of mullet. Slam fishing is the ultimate backcountry challenge, and it is a serious accomplishment when you catch all three of our major species in a single day. There are all kinds of other options fishing in the fall as well. Redfishing this time of year is great in the Everglades, along with speckled trout, mangrove snappers and shark fishing. The variety of fishing options in the fall is second to none! The Fall also offers the start of the major bird migrations through the park. So, if you are interested in photo opportunities, then this time if year offers a great chance at seeing all types of various wild life. If you are looking for a quiet time in the Keys with some exceptional fishing, then this is it. Come check us out in our slow season. -Tight lines!
Well, we are in full blown Tarpon season right now. It has been fun to say the least so far. Some nights have been fantastic and some nights have been extremely challenging. The fish we have been catching are averaging in the 70-80 lb range, but many of the fish are well over the hundred pound mark. We have had success with live bait, artificials and with flies as well all season. The backcountry action has been great lately. If you are looking to bend the rods and catch a mixed bag of fish, this may be the way to go. The Trout have been biting great and make great table fair for anyone looking to take home a few fish to eat. Along with the Trout, we have been catching Blue Fish, Snappers, Lady Fish, and Jacks. The Barracuda bite has also been pretty good. We have been targeting these fish laying on the flats with artificials. They are a great way to introduce someone to sight fishing the flats. On the technical side of things, we have been seeing decent numbers of Permit when the conditions allow. We sight fish them with live crabs on and around the flats. Seeing them is the first real challenge,and then you have to make the cast, and then they have to eat it. Some times this is the hardest part! They are extremely challenging and are a well earned trophy when you get one.
Spring is here in the Keys. With the nice weather brought decent numbers of Tarpon to our area. We have been seeing some big fish and have had success on live bait and on fly. The wind has been up and down here this month with more of the emphasis being on the up side unfortunately. But,on the nicer days , we have had crystal clear water and the Permit fishing has been great if you are looking for a trophy. The bay fishing has been pretty good still. We have been catching good numbers of Trout, Pompano, Groupers, Snappers and Jacks so there is plenty of action to keep the kids busy.