Key west flats fishing report 5/11-5/12/2016

For the past 2 days I have been running 4hr trips with with clients who are both new to fishing and flats fishing. With high winds and high clouds I have been taking my clients tarpon fishing to begin with and moving over to sharks, barracudas, permit and bonefish. The tarpon fishing has been incredibly hard for this time of the year and we did not hook any these 2 days. We saw a few bonefish and permit but with the high clouds we did not get any really good shots. The cudas are heading out to deeper water but we did land a very nice one. the shark fishing has been really easy and we have landed many lemon sharks

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Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on May 12th, 2016 at 6:54 pm.

Key west flats fishing report 5/9/16

I had a wonderful 4hr fishing trip with John Fredrick. We had a late morning start leaving my spot in Key west harbor at 9am. I headed east hitting a sand spot in search of bonefish, this flat proved to be the only 1 we would need, John had several shot before we finally land our target. The permit fishing proved to be a little harder and it took us 3 flats before john perfectly landed a crab in a school of tailing permit. Having 2/3rd of the flats slam landed we of course headed out looking for tarpon. Very similar to many of my trips I fell short of the slam once again. We also landed a very nice jack and had several barracudas eat but miss our cuda tube.

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Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on May 10th, 2016 at 5:57 pm.

Key west flats fishing report 5/4/16

Today I fished with newlyweds John and Lauren. We headed out of Key west at 7am trying to get some fishing in before the impending cold front. We hit 2 channels for tarpon and hooked 1 and lost another at boat side. Lauren always wanted to catch a barracuda so we headed east to some spots I have been seeing a lot of cudas. Lauren missed 2 before John finally landed 1.

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Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on May 9th, 2016 at 9:04 pm.

Key west flats fishing 5/1/16

Day 3 of fishing with the Duane group. We started out looking for tarpon and once again struck out. We headed east of Key west in search of barracudas and permit. We had several strikes on the first flat that we fished, we saw nothing on the second and landed 2 on the next flat. We headed back towards Key west in search of permit but we only saw sharks.


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Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on May 3rd, 2016 at 8:55 pm.

key west flats fishing report 12/28/15

The past 2 days I have fished for tarpon, sharks, barracuda, permit and a variety of other fish. 77 degree water temp has brought the tarpon into Key west harbor, they were not feeding well but we did manage to get one bite on a pin fish. We had 2 shots at permit today and both fish were feeding high up on the flats. My client made a good cast at the second fish but he did not stop crab at the right time and spooked the permit. Shark fishing has been the easiest and all my clients have landed black tips, spinners and lemon sharks.

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The barracuda is finally starting to pick up and we hook quite a few but only got one to the boat.



Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on December 28th, 2015 at 8:38 pm.

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