It’s hot, but the fish are biting. We are fishing daily, most days running full day trips in search of bonefish and permit. The tarpon are certainly around the bridges and my guest that want to target them are finding out quickly how powerful a big tarpon can be.
There has been a lot of seaweed on the flats and offshore. Sometimes the fish have been just under it, making it a tough presentation but hooking baits weedless and being extremely stealthy has helped to the bites.
As we move more into July and August, I expect the fishing to continue to be really good and then as we enter the fall migration we will be switching up the game plan just a bit.
I have some dates available here in July and August/September is filling up fast. Whether you are an experience fly fisherman or a beginner, I have something for all ages and experience levels.
The Holiday Season is in full swing and so is the BONEFISH BITE here in the beautiful Florida Keys! Islamorada Fly Fishing Charters can guide you to stocking stuffers such as Bonefish and Tarpon on the flats as well as Snook and Redfish in the backcountry.
Santa isn’t the only family favorite making the rounds right now. The “Gray Ghost of the Flats” has been seen on our trips but we’re not offering milk and cookies. Our anglers are casting my special “Scared Shrimp” patterns on 8/9 weight outfits and catching Bonefish in the 5-10-pound weight class. Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen have nothing on a Bonefish peeling off line once hooked and screaming across the flat.
While most of the country is digging out from record snowfalls, our Islamorada and Lower Keys bonefish are enjoying water temps in the mid-70s, which makes them quite frisky…and hungry. Even when the wind picks up, we’ve carved out spots on the leeward side to connect our anglers with one of the most challenging species to target on fly.
Since the water temps are favorable, we’ve also been catching late-season Tarpon along with the Bonefish to make for a great one-two punch on the flats. Oftentimes, the Tarpon are eating the very same patterns that we’re presenting to Bonefish. This makes for more shots…and more hookups.
We’ve also been catching a good number of Snook and Redfish up in Florida Bay and Flamingo. This is the time of year when these fish make their way into shallower and darker bottoms in search of warmer water as cold fronts move through the estuaries. Our anglers are able to work 6- and 7- weight outfits for these fish and use a myriad of flies that mimic the small baitfish that also seek the warmer water.
There is no better time to escape the cold and join us for an experience that will warm your heart…and burn up your drag. Call us now to book your trip!