April was Good, May is Better!!
So far May has been great! The dolphin (mahi-mahi) are still around and we are also seeing blackfin tuna again. The chatter on the docks is that people are getting shots and catching some more marlin as well. This week we saw a nice push of full size sails come through as well. Happy to say we got a couple new saltwater anglers their first sailfish this month!!
The wrecks still have been producing very well with nice mutton snappers and amberjacks – if you can get them past the sharks. In the backcountry, the tarpon bite keeps getting better and better. Our backcountry boat went 2 for 5 on the silver kings on a half day yesterday.
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Capt. Eric Evans
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Growing up, I always looked forward to all water activities - whether it was swimming, scuba diving or fishing. I visited Key West and was mesmerized by the warm weather, laid-back lifestyle and the beautiful waters - where the ocean meets the gulf. I packed-up my things and moved to the southernmost city.
At first, I held multiple jobs got on the water as often as I could. I was fortunate to have some local watermen take me under their wings and show me the art and science of offshore fishing. I quickly progressed from deck hand, to mate, to captain. It was a great experience and I still help them out to this day.
Nowadays, I still love fishing and spend most of my free time fishing. I will go out and try different techniques or try to find new spots. In the slower season, I spend much of my time under the water studying the fish behavior and how they are affected with the tides and moon phase. As I progress as a captain and angler, I always try to push myself into more challenging situations.