May 2009

Tarpon season is really just getting heated up. Throughout the month of April Key West was experiencing 25-30 mph winds for days and days. It is finally laying down and the fish are Happy!! This is the time of year that we get the light winds out of the SouthEast and that really warms up the water and gets the fishing Red Hot. If you are wanting to catch The SilverKing, May and June are my two favorite months. We have been getting multiple shots every morning. Above is a great picture of a Tarpon right before release. This is also the time if year that the Permit start making their way back onto the flats after their annual spawn in the deep water. I have been doing alot of Permit fishing on the oceanside flats and have been finding some hungry fish, a well presented live crab will usually get the job done.
Big Barracudas and Lemon Sharks are also scouring the shallow water in search of an easy meal. It is really quite a site to see a 6ft. shark cruising in 2ft of water. I haven’t been doing alot of bonefishing yet this season, but I will bet that is going to go-off any time. There are still some open days in June on the ShadowCaster, so give me a call to catch some of these fish that make the florida keys one of the best fishing destinations in the world.

By Captain John Smouse Keys Fishing Reports 0 Comments