October 18, 2012

Key West Redfish

Red October is here in Key West!!  I am totally stealing this line from my buddy Capt Gregg McKee's blog post from last week on The Pine Island Angler.  Gregg wrote about how good fishing for redfish has been this month in Matlacha, FL.  Well today, after we sat out a nasty thunderstorm at the Geiger Key Marina, I took my clients to a flat that I have seen redfish on last winter.  Tide was right and there was plenty of bait and sure enough there were plenty of good size redfish, including a few above slot size fish.  

My clients, Keith and Steve from PA caught four nice redfish pictured below and a bonefish.  This is a first on my boat catching a redfish and a bonefish in the same day.  Not something one would normally here about in Key West.  This set up for a really cool opportunity at a true Grand Slam, but we only saw one permit that spooked and no tarpon at all. 

October 16, 2012

Permit Fishing Key West

Three permit today with Keith and Steve from PA. Also, Steve jumped a tarpon this morning and Keith caught a jack and snapper.  Guys had shots at a school of bonefish and several big barracudas.  It was good to see clean water and lots of fish after the big blow we had last week. 

October 05, 2012

Key West Tarpon

This morning I fished with Jason, owner of The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Florida.  The flats in the backcountry were a little slow, but fortunately this 50 pound tarpon was eager to eat Jason's offering at our first stop this morning.