October 15, 2011

Key West Backcountry Fishing

Did a couple of Backcountry trips this week.  Overcast and windy days are great conditions for backcountry fishing, less than ideal for sight fishing the flats.  It is more of a mixed bag of fish species and rod bending action.  Sea trout, jacks, snappers, grouper, pompano, ladyfish and blacktip sharks are most of what is caught when backcountry fishing, and on occasion tarpon, redfish, cobia and mackeral.  Though these are not the premiere flats species I prefer to target, the fishing can get quite exciting with lots of action and the sharks always put up a great fight.

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

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