As I write this it is in the 60s and sunny here in Islamorada. This welcomed cold front will surely spark up the fishing. We will change up the tactics a bit and tarpon come into play as well. Luckily we have moved on since Hurricane Irma, and our clients are seeing some great catches including trophy bonefish, permit and smaller tarpon.
The key to getting on the fish has been an early start. Finding the fish tailing early in the am on the right tide has been yielding some big bonefish.
We always have a pitch rod ready with a crab because you never know when Mr. Permit is going to be cruising by.
I still have some dates available in November and we are starting to book December into 2018 now. Please give me a call if you would like to experience Flats Fishing in the Florida Keys.
The flats fishing in Islamorada has been really good this month and I think it is going to get better. I am really watching the tides and planning my fishing spots completely around the flood tide as well as low tide to give my customers the best shots at fish. This means I am running from spot to spot to get there at just the right time to find bonefish tailing or permit entering the flats in search of crab and shrimp.
Here is a nice bonefish we got on fly as she had a face in the mud looking for shrimp. With a perfect cast, we got lucky on this beautiful Islamorada bonefish.
The permit have been cooperating and being where they should be in the passes and channels. I always have a pitch rod with a crab on it ready to go as well as a crab pattern fly for those that want to catch one on fly.
Here is a nice one we got:
As for the tarpon, they have been on the bridges pretty good. The mullet run should get going here in September and bring a lot of tarpon to the area. If you want to get on some great tarpon action, give me a call to discuss the best days.
As we make our transition into the fall, we will be switching up things a bit.
That’s it for now.