Key west fishing report 7/6/12

Key west flats fishing report by Capt Anthony Skinner


I have fished the past 3 days for permit mostly, with a little tarpon to change things up. Day 1 and 2 were the same with high clouds obscuring my vision, the end result saw us spook plenty of both tarpon and permit, with sharks, lady fish, jacks and look downs as the species we could catch. Yesterday I fished with Donald Obryan, we got good visibility around 12. The fist permit we saw was feeding heavily, after a missed shot, the next cast was perfect and we were rewarded with a screaming drag. Donald fought the permit for about 10 minutes before the hook pulled right next to the boat. We fished for a while before we saw are next tailing fish, I anchored the boat and we waded to the fish. We got within 15ft of the fish but donald had difficulty getting the crab in front of the fish. This same scenario played out about 5 more times in the next 30 minutes, before the water got to low for the permit to jump this flat.

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on July 6th, 2012 at 12:30 pm.

R.L. Winston
Dolphin Boats