Key west flats fishing report 3/13/13

I fished with Bill Schenll and his son on a very blustery cold day in Key west. The wind was blowing hard enough that my only option was channel fishing for tarpon. I went to a spot that the fish usually run through on an incoming tide, we had 70 degree water temp and a strong tide so I felt confident of a hook up despite the north wind. The first bait we threw out was instantly eaten and out jumps our tarpon, we fought this fish for around 10 minutes before he shook off boat side. Our next fish we landed was this very large barracuda that Bill brought to the boat and after a picture we released. The fishing slowed down as the wind stiffened and the temp dropped so we headed home.

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on March 14th, 2013 at 9:09 pm.

January monthly Key west fishing report

Key west flats fishing report by A.W.S charters January
Another January has passed and I would like to thank all my new and repeat clients for a great month of flats fishing. Key west had a very warm month and many of my clients were able to hook up on tarpon. A big hats off to Tom Rosenmayer, Chris Beatty and Mark Thompson for landing silver kings. The permit fishing was steady all month around Key west, I guided many of my anglers to shot at tailing fish but only Tom Rosenmayer landed 1. Toms fish was a very large permit weighing in over 20 pounds. Bonefish were quite scarces this month with only long time client Matt Calcaterra having a shot. Barracuda fishing started slow this month but really starting heating up towards the end of the month. My best day out on the flats was with Tom and Larry, They landed 4 or 5 and had plenty more hits. I tried a new method of shark fishing this month, I had my clients cast a popper with a piece of cut bait trailing. This did not work well but the eats we did have were truly spectacular. Backcountry fishing was fantastic for many of my anglers with catches of jacks, pompano, bluefish, ladyfish, and look downs. My favorite trip is a yearly trip with Chris Beatty and his family, between the 3 of them they landed 5 truly huge jacks.
All and all the flats fishing this month was very good and I expect the same for February so please check out and book your day.

Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on January 31st, 2012 at 7:06 pm.

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