Fishing in the Keys has been hindered for the past ten days by tropical weather that has dumped heavy rains on us day after day. Between the down pours, we have still managed to hit the water, and have fished the Everglades, Florida bay, and Lower Keys.
The tarpon fishing has been excellent, but cloudy conditions have made it difficult at times. Snook fishing in the Everglades has really been good since the last full moon, especially along the beaches south of Ponce de Leon Bay. Fishing the blowdowns and structure in the water, using baitfish pattern flies and plastic flukes on spinning rods with 40 pound leader, we have got on some giants.
Along with the snook and tarpon, we have found the redfish bite to be great, especially in Florida bay - with lots of cruising redfish around the islands and tailers on the flats.
While the weather worked against us on most days, our clients were flexible to the extent that we were able to hang tight until a break in the showers came. As such, we got on the action, and had a great time.
The next ten days looks much better with Tropical Storm Andrea striking out to the North. Fishing should be great, so stay tuned for the next.