We are in the heart of our winter fishing season here in the Keys. Frequent fronts and cool weather have been common and hiding from the wind in the backcountry is a good call on most days. There has been a good snook and trout bite with some reds in the Everglades and we are finding laid up snook in sunny spots and in mangrove flats throughout the Keys. We are also catching trout on passes and bays in 3-6 feet of water. In addition, we are catching redfish on the backcountry grass flats. If you find flats covered in grass in the inside of the glades there is a good chance you will find fish. The flats in Florida bay have been fishable on the warmer days and when it's cooler we focus on the ditches that drain the flats and the moats around the mangrove shorelines. Shrimp on a jig moved slow is the way to go. And of course, we are starting to see some early season tarpon moving around on the warmest days. Warm weather will bring tons of tarpon ready to eat a fly or plug. We can’t wait!
Offshore we have seen a pretty consistent yellowtail and mutton snapper bite. Cobia sailfish are also being caught.
If you would like to get on the water be sure to give us a call. We are about to get into some incredible fishing. The fishing will improve daily as conditions warm up and March through June is the best time of the year to be in the Keys. Come join us on an expedition this spring. Space is filling fast.