Welcome to April!!/Permit
As many of you by now undoubtedly know, April marks the beginning of tarpon season. This is not to say that there can’t be some epic days on the water in January, February and March, but April 1 through July 31 has been the traditional “tarpon season” as a general guide. While we had a few days of colder weather early this week, things seem to be calm and clear, with crystal skies and highs around 80 for the next five days. So it is with a ton of relief that I wish you all the very best April and one full of tarpon.
As always, you can check a direct link to streaming radar uner the “resources” section of our website. Additionally, put in the Key West zip-code (33040) in the bar to get a forecast of high and low temps for the next five to seven days.
Captain Lenny Leonard took a client and friend, Patrick Courtney, fishing last night along with Cassie, Patrick’s girlfriend, and jumped several fish between 7 and 9 PM.
One more thing that I think is worth mentioning: the permit fishing has been phenomenal. It seems as though after the cold winter we had down here, they have returned to their favorite activity with zest: digging their snubby little noses into the flats bottoms and giving more than a few anglers a great number of shots (and heartbreak, as always…)
Captian Dexter Simmons sent me a photo of a client he guided to a nice fly-caught permit….I’ll post it when I get his permission.
Good luck, tight lines, reel them in.