Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Return of the Flats Fishing Key West

A few weeks ago locked down with socks, Kashi Chilly and Long Johns It was hard keep the faith !

In the middle of the cold snap was a short two day reprieve but, the inshore water was fridgid top to bottom.

So with no wind and a little flats skiff and a hungery sport.. looking for a fish, any fish to pull his string.....we headed for the ocean side, not the flats but outside the reef 60-80 ft of water, deep blue!

Been more than a few years since I fished out there, we had fun and were rewarded with Spanish Mac's and Bonito on weenie rods....hold on to your rod!

All is forgiven now we have out animals back in alinement sort of, Big nasty Seathing Sharks , Cudas and Permit, with some more warm sun a few Bonefish will show n I'll put the insulated gloves away.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Never ever and I don't mean just the last 40 years that I have lived in the Tropical Florida Keys, has there been a cold snap like the mid January 2010 chill!

Seriously, two weeks? records everyday broken.

At the hospital in Key West they were naming babies FROSTY, and SNOW FLAKE and the space heater sales skyrocketed !

Next time I'll open a SOCKS stand on Duval St, to help with the grocery bill.

Iguana's and other Old Fishing Guides fell from the trees dead or mamed.

I went to Akron to warm up and attemp to stabilize my sense's!

Well I'm back and although tens of thousands fishes went into shock and died in the inshore coastal waters of Florida and especially the Florida Keys where, our sub-tropical species were really hit hard.....

The good news is the Sharks, Barracudas, Permit are on or around the Keys Flats in major amounts.

The waters of the Gulf of Mexico remain cooler then the quickly rising temps of the Key West Flats and Backcountry.

Gigantic schools of Permit are everywhere, yesterdays 3 hookups with little effort by untalented anglers and several schools of 70-100 fish staging just off the Flats.

It was all a dream is the mood with temps in the low 80s and blue sky all around.

Glad I got out of AKRON.