July 19, 2011

Key West Tarpon and Bonefish

Tarpon fishing has been spectacular this last week in Key West. I've been getting out very early in the morning and finding feeding fish busting bait. Most of the tarpon are babies with a few bigger tarpon mixed in. My wife and some of my clients have caught tarpon on fly and artificials. The bite has shutdown as soon as it starts to get light out.

This morning we found a guppy hatch so tarpon fishing lasted a bit longer. My clients Steve and Vern from New Hampshire had several tarpon eat soft plastics with one big fish staying on for a couple of jumps.

We then went to look for bonefish and permit. The guys caught four small bonefish and a bonnethead shark. We had permit around, but with flat calm conditions it was very difficult to get close enough to get a bait near them.

Captain Mike Bartlett http://www.keywestflats.net/

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