Fishing and a photo

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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Report from the flats

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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Channel Widening, not now….hopefully not ever

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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Wind

The fishing has been put on hold for the last few days, and the wind has taken over. Looking forward to blackfin soon, as well as sailfish and a planned trip 70 miles west of Key West for african pompano on fly. This weather should be over soon, and the permit are the likely headline…

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Everglades with Andy and Aaron: Part 4

So we left the great masses of rollers and looked for some shallow sliders. We found a fish relatively quickly, and it looked big enough. One cast and an eat, one jump, and I reeled in the slack to see a class tippet that was chewed through. My guess is that the fish was hooked…

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Everglades with Aaron and Andy: Part 2

We arrived at our next stop and didn’t find the fish immediately. Andy pulled out his binoculars, and in short order spotted a few groups of happy rollers in the distance, so we fired up the motor and headed over that way to capture them. Incidentally, I noticed something about binoculars–I feel like they add…

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