February 15, 2012

Redfish on Fly in Key West

I had a great day on the water with Doug and Sarah from Wyoming yesterday.  Fresh off a strong cold front that passed over the weekend, water temps had plummeted to the low to mid 60's in the backcountry.  First area I decided to check was the redfish flat and it did not disappoint.  Doug caught two nice redfish out of the four that ate his fly and had about another 3 or 4 shots.  We saw probably 15 or so single redfish, most of which were laid up and we drifted right over, and one big school containing at least 10 redfish.  This is the most redfish I have seen so far on this flat.  Needless to say I am pretty excited about having this area, with good numbers of redfish, for when the water is cold and not quite right for our other flats species of permit, bonefish, tarpon and barracudas.

Thanks again Doug and Sarah.

Captain Mike Bartlett

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