Key west fishing report 7/8/12

Key west flats fishing report by AWS charters

Today I had the pleasure of fishing with Capt Peter Heydon. We had a leisurely 8am departure and headed out east of Key west for bonefish. We had low water and a lot of sun, I started on the bow, we spooked 2 small schools of bones before I hooked up. The fish screamed out plenty of backing and after 5 minutes, of constant pressure and fighting off 2 fired up lemon sharks, we landed a nice 6 pound bonefish. Pete took the bow and had a shot at a pair crossing a white sand patch, he made a great cast and was also rewarded with a screaming drag. Pete fought the fish to the boat for a picture and after a look for sharks, we released the fish to fight another day. Pete headed to another spot and after a bit of polling we spotted a cruising pair of bonefish, my first cast was on the money, I got a grab but did not come tight, my second was very aggressive and the bone inhaled the fly. He ran and fought for about 5 minutes before we landed the fish for a picture. We reeled in and headed to another flat that was loaded with small black tip sharks and tarpon. We had no luck with the black tips but had a feisty 20 pound tarpon smashed the fly. Pete fought this fish for about 10 minutes, weathering plenty of jumps to land the tarpon and take the picture.


Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on July 8th, 2012 at 8:03 pm.

R.L. Winston
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