While the wind blows a little stronger today the week looks like it is going to shape up nicely. The tarpon have been moving this past week and the water is only going to get warmer come mid-week. Along with tarpon season getting into full swing, the barracuda are still snapping in the shallows both oceanside and along the Gulf edge. There are some big boys around and very eager to eat a tube lure or a cuda fly.
The spring holds a lot of opportunities for great fishing in the Lower Keys overall. We just need clear skies and a little lighter winds to make the day out on the water. Inshore we welcome the permit back to the flats after their spawning season offshore. Although the permit don’t completely leave the flats there are fewer of them in late March and in April. Bonefishing will only get better as the water heats up. And of course the tarpon are available on the flats and in our deeper basins and of course in Key West Harbor.
The offshore waters have great potential right now. Mahi-Mahi, wahoo, sailfish and snapper are at the top of the list. There’s a chance for blackfin tuna, bonito and kingfish too! May 1st will mark the opening of grouper season again.
If you are interested in booking a trip we have some availability on our 24 foot bay boat and some openings on the flats this spring.