January 2009

I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Down here in Key West we had some beautiful weather and great fishing over the holidays. The sight fishing on the flats has been productive for Barracudas and Jacks. The next couple months I really like for the Big Cudas, this is a great species to target on the flats with spin or fly rod. In my opinion Cudas are as exciting to stalk as any other species on the flats and frankly just easier to catch. They are not as spooky or boat shy as other flats species and you can often get multiple shots at them. Trout fishing in Key West has taken off the last couple years. Every year I am seeing more and more boats targeting them. They are alot of fun to fish for and not bad eating either. This is not a fish that you are going to fill up coolers with fillets, but if you are looking to have a great time catching fish and keep a couple for dinner this is for you. I have been seeing alot more of my repeat customers requesting this type of trip because it is not that technical but yet very productive. While you are casting for trout you are catching all sorts of other species, Jacks, LadyFish, Bluefish, Sharks (mainly the super fast BlackaTip), etc.

January and February are great months to be in the Florida Keys, drop me an email or give me a call and we can talk fishing.

By Captain John Smouse Keys Fishing Reports 0 Comments