Fished with Captain Rob Kramarz of Chaos Theory Charters and his buddy Landon of Coastal Angler Magazine for some permit fishing on the flats of Key West last Saturday on the new Beavertail Strike. The weather for once changed for the better in the afternoon going flat calm and sunny into the night. At the tide switch Saturday evening we had permit tailing all around us. I had the honor to guide Landon got his first on a crab in the afternoon and Capt Rob caught about a 25 pound permit on fly right at sunset.
Captain Mike Bartlett
February 27, 2013
February 10, 2013
It's been a good winter so far for fishing on the Key West flats and backcountry waters. Most days the flats have been loaded with big barracudas and Crevalle jacks. During the warm spells as we are in now permit fishing has been awesome and even some tarpon have moved into the area. Bonefishing has been okay, but with all the opportunity available close to home I haven't been venturing to the winter bonefish areas that much.
We are coming into season now, so if you haven't made arrangements to fish with your guide, now is the time to do so. The open spots in our calendars will fill quick in upcoming weeks, so don't miss out.