Great day of fishing

Paul had a banner day of flats fishing west of Key west. He landed 3 bonefish, 2 permit and a barracuda

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on March 15th, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

Bonefish, barracuda, sharks and jacks

I have been fishing mostly west of Key West for the past week. with the warm weather My clients have been landing sharks, bonefish, barracudas, sharks and jacks. we have had shots at permit with both fly and spin but no hook ups.

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on January 3rd, 2020 at 5:03 pm.

Barracudas and a Jack slam

‪Patrick and his wife Allyson had a great day flats fishing. We landed barracudas, bar jacks, jack crevelle, horse eye jacks, mutton snappers and groupers.‬

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on December 27th, 2019 at 8:41 pm.

A day off flyfishing with good friends

‪I had a day off to go flats fishing. We went west of Key West in search of bonefish permit and barracudas. I fished with Captain Mike Bartlett and Captain Griff Hellwig. We all landed bonefish on fly and had a couple of shots at permit.

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on December 25th, 2019 at 10:50 am.

Backcountry fishing with Dan and Jane

I fished with Jim and Karen from Wisconsin. they wanted to go out and do some backcountry fishing. We landed Jacks,blue runners, lady fish, pompano also a Blacktip shark and a very large barracuda.

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on December 14th, 2019 at 7:24 pm.

Getting a chance to fish

I have told many clients of mine that if you really love to fish, don’t become a fishing guide. I got a chance to break out my fly rod and go flats fishing. Long-term client and friend of mine Ricky and I, shared time pulling my boat. We landed several bonefish. I also landed a barracuda, bar jack and had a permit tail up on my fly but not eat.

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on December 10th, 2019 at 6:36 am.

Fishing the Flats

I fished with a farther son team from Germany. We started out fly fishing for tarpon but did not get any shots. We next went to a channel, I taught Arvan the son how to cast and jig fish. We kept him busy catching jacks, blue runners and snapper. We then went shark fishing and caught this nice black tip shark. We decided to get back on the flats and after missing a few barracudas we finally landed this nice cuda.

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on December 4th, 2019 at 8:53 am.

Last week flats fishing

The past week was fantastic with both the weather and fishing. All my anglers had shots at permit, bone fish, barracudas and sharks. This time of the year is best for barracudas so they dominated the catch this week. Here are some of the best photos of the cudas my anglers caught this week.

The second fish I caught the most on the flats this past week was Bone fish, My anglers caught bones in the shallows and in deeper water muds.

Paul from Tampa landed a very nice Permit. Many of my anglers landed nice sharks also


Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on February 13th, 2018 at 6:41 pm.

Key west weekly fishing report5/19-5/26 tarpon,permit,sharks,barracudas

This past week I fished some of my favorites clients. Every day this week I departed Key west at 6am in search of tarpon, my results were quite mixed . Most days my clients would jump or land 1 or 2 fish but the bite would slow down after the sun came up , Glen from Toronto was the exception, He jumped and almost landed his fish before breaking off boat side.

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I have done plenty of flats fishing for permit this week. Most of these fish are still out spawning but Phil Jones and Charles Taylor both landed Permit this week.

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The number of Barracuda on the flats is really down which is quite normal for this time of year, however Glen Struman landed 2 huge ones. The first one was while tarpon fishing with a pin fish and the second 1 was with a tube lure, the larger of the 2 was eaten by a shark so I did not take a picture of the half we got in. Matt “the fishing mortician” also landed a nice cuda while fishing west of Key west.

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I only went shark fishing once this week and that was with Sam and James form England. We hooked and landed several sharks on both spin and fly.

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Bone fishing was the least productive, I found 1 school of mudding fish. Phil hooked 2 but both somehow came off.


Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on May 27th, 2014 at 5:15 am.

Key west flats fishing report 5/1-5/8 “bonefish, tarpon and permit”

This week I spent the majority of my time on the flats in search of bonefish and permit. A high pressure system set in over Key west so we had plenty of sun and wind. The fishing has been very slow on the flats and this week was no different. Rich Stroum landed a very nice permit on his very first cast. I fished three days with Rich and his brother, we had had several shots at both permit and bonefish but we did not hook up again.

The tarpon fishing has also been slow. There are plenty of fish around but they are really not to interested in feeding. They should start heading out to the deep to do their annual spawn. That being said I have had at least 1 jumped fish in each of my trips and went 1 for 3 on my last day.

My old time client Ted Shrek came back after a 4 year hiatus, we decided to go barracuda fishing. Ted landed 3 cudas, 1 was truly a trophy.

I took Giles Cook and his farther out Shark fishing. We fished a bomb hole west of Key west, we landed 6 sharks and left with with tired arms.

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Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on May 8th, 2014 at 8:34 pm.

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