Happy Thanksgiving. Yesterday I fished in the Everglades with Captain Joe Rodriguez. We left his house at 5:00 and were on the water in Islamorada by 6:45. We ran to the Everglades (this is becoming a rather common occurrence as I look harder and harder for the six) and were fishing by 7:45. The weather…

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Yesterday I headed up to the Everglades to fish with Captain Joe Rodriguez. We had a small window of opportunity to look for the six, so we decided to take it. We left Summerland at 5 am and drove to Islamorada, where we were on the water heading for the glades at 6:45. At our…

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I spoke with a few other people who were on teh water yesterday; one boat caught a permit, another had a few more shots than we did but everyone agreed it was far from stellar. In case anyone forgot what they look like, Lenny Leonard sent me this photo: I may be fishing tomorrow morning;…

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Today I fished for about 6 hours with Capt. Ray Vasquez. We had great visibility, and the tides looked good. We had a new fly that John O’Hearn had given me that I was eager to try and it was blowing 15–all perfect indicators of good permit fishing. We started west of Key West and…

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There has been a lot of discussion lately about widening the Key West Channel in order to accommodate bigger cruise ships. Beyond a personal feeling that I would rather have fish than large vessels and the attendant passengers they transport in our channel, I agree with the majority of residents here: we have enough cruise…

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