Archive for March 2011

tarpon on the flats

It’s officially great tarpon fishing in the lower Keys. There are many fish in the backcountry, and reports are beginning to materialize of fish swimming in schools on the ocean as well. For fishing in March, this is truly amazing! As for size, the fish in the back are on average smaller than typical, with…

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Sunny intervals

So, without much of a report to give (other than the fact that the weather is warm and the fishing is phenomenal) I was looking for any piece of angling news on the web for inspiration to help with the task of my daily fishing report. As is usually the case, my unbridled inter-web surfing…

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Continued warming/Dotty Ballantyne 1 kg blacktip

The warming trend continues, with temperatures today in the 80’s and no end in sight. The wind is light and variable, and there are plenty of tarpon, permit, and bonefish around. If you are a fisherman in the lower Keys, the conditions are amazing! Congratulations are in order to Dotty Ballantyne, who recently captured the…

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Tarpon

There has been a recent influx of fish, and they are hungry! Last night Michael Driscoll caught his first fish of his trip, and you can see the photos of it here: Jumping: Tired, ready for release: Additionally, I would like to point out that the tarpon fshing is approaching incredible as the water warms…

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Flats fishing for tarpon/bonefish/PM tarpon

Last night I finally broke through a dry spell; ever since I got blanked shark fishing on Tuesday, and had a rough morning fish yesterday, I needed to capture. The fishing last night never really went past perhaps 6/10, though I was able to hook a nice tarpon of about 30 lbs and bring it…

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Flats this morning

This morning I joined my good friend and accomplished angler Michael Driscoll for a half day on the flats, fishing with Captain Lenny Leonard. We had a good start looking for some tarpon in a basin, and saw more than a few rolling fish. However, we never seemed to get close enough to the fish…

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Shark fishing/tarpon at night

Today I spent six hours on the water in search of sharks. I was prvided with a few frozen jack crevalle from Captain Robert Trosset and set out to capture. Unfortunately we didn’t find any sharks, despite our best efforts and at least an hour at three different locations. So be it–not every day can…

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Offshore Report

Last night I was invited to Captain Aaron Snell to have a blackfin tuna dinner with his family. Apparently, the day for his clients was quite awesome–a blackfin tuna, a few bonita (little tunny, false albacore, etc), a large jack crevalle, and a few nice kingfish. It’s always great to hear clients who are pushing…

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Flats fishing

The wind has been keeping the tarpon, permit, and bonefish at bay for the last few days. Tomoorrow, the temperature is supposed to drop below 80 f (today’s high), to a high of 77 f. This means that we may lose a few degrees of water temperature, though nothing major. I have heard a few…

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Flats report/new shark record

The reports have been filtering through over the last few days for all things not permit: by far the most intriguing is the number of aggresive blacktip sharks–one of which we had the occasion to toss an ancillary jack to during the Merkin. These fish are so awesome it’s hard to believe. Barracuda, jacks, and…

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