If the last couple of weeks have been any indication of quality of fishing we have in store for us this year…hold on to your hats! In the back country we have had some out of the ordinary days of red fish and trout action. Congrats to Mike T. and Capt. Steve, who were lucky enough to get in on this; extraordinary action last week.
The redfish and sea trout should continue through early spring in and around the basins and channel on the Gulf side. We have also had some excellent tarpon days already and hugh schools of permit are in the channel and shallows along the flats. Sharks, barracuda, and cero, Spanish and king mackerel along with nice cobia are in good numbers among the channels and basins of the back country as well as near shore reef and wreck spots. Here is a nice cobia caught by Bill while fishing with Capt Adam in the back country and a nice mackerel caught by Ken while fishing with Capt. J.P.
Speaking of the reef and wreck fishing, this is the time of year when we can combine bottom fishing with some very good sailfishing in the same trip. We have had great success with sailfish, large amberjack, African Pompano, Mutton Snapper, black fin tuna and wahoo. This nice Mutton Snapper caught while fishing with Capt. Garreth. The big king mackerel and a great African pompano photos courtesy of Capt. Adam.
Remember our tarpon and permit season is just gearing up and all early indications are that it is going to be a great season. If your traveling on business and have a busy schedule during the day or you just want to have some of the best tarpon fishing around, don’t overlook our night tarpon trips. These trips provide a memorable tarpon fishing experience together with a beautiful Key West sunset all on the same trip.
Just give us a call at 305-295-9444 to book your next Key West Fishing Trip with Almost There Charters. Make sure you ask for Capt Scott, Capt. Joe or Amelia.