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November 2020 Fishing and Activity Report

November is a highly anticipated month here in the Florida Keys because it marks change. The breaks in the heat are becoming more frequent, the water is cooling off and we are seeing the beginning of the migration of our winter species. The true challenge is describing day to day what the weather is going to be like or what species we will be targeting. There are so man...

December 2017 Update

When I think of December many thoughts come to mind.  So many things are happening, big changes are coming and it all culminates with a busy holiday week to finish the month and year.  Thankfully, the weather has been warm here and many opportunities wait for you to take advantage of.  From fishing to snorkeling to nearly anything you can think of, now is a great time of the year to give yourse...

Magnificent November

It's always good to live, work and play here in the Florida Keys, but November has to be one of my favorite months. It is a transitional month, so there are no rules for this or that. Everything is on the move and the wind is switching directions more frequently, so it is tough to answer my customer's questions about what is biting a week from now. It is all about taking advantage of opportunit...

August 1 Report

Here we are in August already and time seems to be flying by! I just looked back at my 2015 August report and there are many similarities and a few differences. August is always one of the hottest months for us and that means we have to adjust a little to make anything we do easier. I do understand that every customer wants the biggest/best/most of everything in a miracle-like fantasy for the l...

Enjoy Your Maycation!

We are entering one of the "sweet spots" of the year where we have so many things working in favor for your fun.  Coming out of our seasonal winds, we can expect longer stretches of nice days, clear warm water and new fish coming into our area. The past few weeks my groups have been focusing on fishing the deep reef for yellowtail snapper.  It is more of an early bite, but when we have the ri...

April Update

I'm finally getting around to writing a report and I see my Spring Break report never made it to completion.  That's alright; the gist of it was highlights of lots of great trips we had in March.  April brings warmer weather and more great opportunities with hopefully less wind that comes with out winter/spring transition. We are nearing mid-April now and we have a lot to look forward to.  T...

January 2016 Outlook

Hi everybody, happy new year!  As we begin a new calendar year, our winter fishery is already in full swing.  Not in our typical way, but there is really no such thing as typical or normal anymore!  We have had many outstanding trips, but every trip has been different and patterns have been difficult to establish or short lived.  Wind and water temperature has been the deciding factor where we...

Christmas Week Update

Welcome back everybody!!  By the looks of the traffic on US1, it seems we went from nobody here to full on return to season in a flash!  It's great to have all of our winter visitors back, but our weather is handing us another big let down for one of our busiest weeks of the year.  Like much of the country, we have been experiencing record warmth and the party just came to an end with the arriv...