August 2008

The summer months are here!! Light winds, clear skies and hot temps are the norm. August is a great time to fish in the backcountry. Being the “slow” season means great rates and light boat traffic. You can fish all day and see very few other boats.
The bonefishing continues to be great in the early morning hours and following an afternoon rain shower. This will be a target species for the next few months.
Permit fishing has been very good, with fish showing themselves throughout the day. Even midday, with the water temperature high Permit are scouring the flats in search of a meal. A well presented crab has been the ticket to hooking up with one of these trophies.
Small tarpon are around in some of their usual spots and eager to eat an artificial. These fish are great fun to catch on light tackle, as their aerial show is very impressive.
The deeper channels that meander through the backcountry have been holding BIG sharks, barracudas, and the occasional goliath grouper. If you are looking to hook up with something big and bad on light tackle these fish will test you.
Looks like we have beautiful weather in the future and I have some open dates in September so drop me an email or call 305.587.7669.

By Captain John Smouse Keys Fishing Reports 0 Comments