September 2008

Thankfully, for us in Key West, the hurricanes of September only brought us a couple days of wind and rain. We did not experience any major damage, just a few days of dirty water. Now all the storms have past, the water has cleared up and flats fishing is great. Yesterday, I had a couple from New York on their first flats fishing trip. They both managed to to land a couple beautiful Florida Keys Bonefish. The incoming tide has been bringing bonefish on the flats to feed in the cooler water. We are coming to the end of the Tarpon fishing here and as the cold fronts move in these fish will head out. But right now there are juvenile tarpon rolling in the back country channels. These fish are very temperamental and react poorly to overfishing. It is very important NOT to fish an area day after day. Another great fish, and my favorite, to target is the Permit. Pictured above is a couple fish we caught just the other day. Permit fishing should only improve during the Fall months. If you want to do some “hands-on” fishing then the Shadowcaster is for you.

By Captain John Smouse Keys Fishing Reports 0 Comments