Fishing Reports 2012
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Key West Fly and Spin Fishing Charters Fishing Report for the Lower Keys and Key West, May 2012: 
The fishing here in the Lower Keys this month has been on and off with the weather conditions. When the weather cooperates we have had some decent days out there. I had the pleasure of fishing with Father and son Mark from California and Rob from Virginia for 3 days. Rolling Tarpon in the mornings provided some great action in the mornings as we managed a couple good bites and one that jumped a bunch of times for us and made it boat side. We then poled a flat for permit and none showed for us so we then target some other species. The two of them caught Barracudas, Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Jacks, Black Tips, and Bonnet head sharks for some afternoon fun each day. That's the best part of the lower Florida Keys, if one species isn't biting or optimal for the conditions that day you always have other species available to fish for. Give me a call to get in on the action in the beautiful Lower Florida Keys and Key West.
Captain Steve Hancock

Key West Fly and Spin Fishing Charters fishing report april 2012:  Well, a mixture of fishing has made up the month of April. We have had some windy cool periods and some warm days mixed in which made for some good days on the water. The barracuda, jack, and shark fishing have been great alternatives on the cooler cloudy days on both fly and spinning gear. The tarpon bite has picked up as they are migrating along the ocean, and through the keys. We have connected with some Tarpon up to the 90 lb. range which made for some spectacular jumps and hard pulling action the past 2 weeks. Until next time get bent and sling some string!-----<*)}}}}}}}>< Capt. Steve Hancock
 

Key West Fly and Spin Fishing Report for February 2012: This is the time of year has been great for barracudas, jacks, some sharks and yes even permit have been making an appearance. The 2nd annual Cuda BowlTournament was this past weekend.  It is a barracuda specific tournament here in Key West. Other flats species can be targeted during this event but the main focus is on the verocious barracuda which strikes hard and fast as lightning, and then peels line while making arial jumps to try and through the hook. A great time was had by everyone involved and some awesome anglers and guides participated. I entered solo this year and had several small barracudas and several over the 24" minimum but only measured one on day two get me on the board. What a great tournamnet for a truly awesome fish!

Keywest Fly and Spin Flats Fishing Report for January 2012: The flats fishing has been decent on certain days. They have been visited by some barracudas, small sharks, and decent sized jacks. Even a few Permit have shown up here and there. Had one grab my fly and made a short drag singing run, then he popped off. Thats fishing as they say!


Fishing Reports 2011

Florida Keys Fly and Spin Fishing Report June 18, 2011: Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish were all around today. One flat we visited had all three species making it hard to pick. With the abundance of fish on the flats the sharks also came looking for an easy meal. Afternoon yielded some bonefish on fly, and some large permit were seen and they allowed us to show them a fly or 2 but none committed. They are the hardest flats species to catch on fly. Proper fly selection and more importantly proper placement and presentation of that fly is the key to succesfully gettting a permit to eat. 'Til next time tight lines!

Key West Fly and Spin Fishing Charters Fish Report for June 12, 2011: Well, the wind has finally let up for the past 2 days and the Tarpon have been around and willing to take a properly presented fly.  Some good heart pounding eats were had and a few cruising Permit showed up on the flats today as well with their dorsal fins exposed giving us a shot at them.  We also hooked up with a Jack that decided to steal our perfect cast intended for a 5 foot shark.  To end the day we hooked up with a large Barracuda that just exploded on a perfectly presented plug which then made 3 drag screaming runs before a short visit to the boat for a few pictures, a revival, and a release.  Remember to revive your fish thoroughly before the release to ensure them a chance to fight again another day.
Til next time tight lines! ------<*)}}}}}}}}}><

Fishing here in the keys has been good at times this spring and we had the opprtunity to fish the Palolo worm hatch which can happen in May and June during the full and/or new moon. During this hatch the large migratory Tarpon congregate and feed on the surface swimming worms in a frenzy like manner. If you place yourself in the right areas at the right time the tarpon will appear out of no where and all you see is silver rolling on the surface all around you frantically eating these worms. The next challenge is getting the Tarpon to see your fly out of the thousands and thousands of worms darting on the surface. This is an angling experience that every serious angler should experience at least once in their lifetime. For me it was the first time and an experience that rates at the top of my fishing experience list. Nothing like seeing large tarpon boatside with no inhibitions about feeding or eating a fly or worm within feet of the boat. If Tarpon is old hat for you and you like a challenge, the larger Permit should become more present on the flats the next couple months and the bonefish are around as well. Til next time, Get Bent and Sling some String!

April 17, 2011 Keywest Fly and Spin Fishing Report: The Tarpon have been rolling early mornings and have been willing to take surface flies. The cudas and shark are ever present on the flats and we have had some chasers and takers on fast moving presentations. As for the permit we have seen them schooled up roaming the gulf side and a few on the flats in various locations. This is the time of year that they are getting ready to spawn on offshore wrecks. We ran into a few on the flats and have had some shots at them but none to the boat. Good Tarpon fishing will continue as the months progress. Til next time, Get Bent and Sling Some String! -----<*)}}}}}}}}><

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