Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bluefish invade Key West

After the month long cold inshore water temps, the past few days with air temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s ...things have changed.

The Flats and Backcountry Basins have exploded with bait and Bluefish....along with Barracudas and Permit on the Key West Flats.

Winter will drive Bluefish to South Florida and the Keys where they stage just off shore, when they get in the mood they will come crashing in and add to the mayhem for light tackle and fly fisherman .

A small leader of wire will guarantee you dont lose your rig but it may all be over in a few minutes as the marauders blast by.

It's kid fun between attemps to capture the more elusive Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tarpon fly fishing Key West

Out of the Fog in Key West

After one of the most consistantly cool- cold February's I can remember in Key West and the handful of fishable days it may be over.

Of course February is almost over and finally the temperature is close to 80 and the winds are down, never mind the Fog caused by miles of cooler water temps bumping into the very warm air coming from the south east.

Tarpon have been sticking their heads up to sample the humidity and hopefully they will play along with the Permit that are starting to sample the flats on the Gulf Flats north of Key West.

Barracudas are on the flats in pretty good numbers and showing some friskiness.

The rest of the Mid West and North Eastern States may still be in the deep freeze through March but South Florida and the Florida Keys may have seen the worst of the Polar Express this year.