Blackfin and Snapper

//Blackfin and Snapper

Blackfin and Snapper

We have been beaten by the wind gifs down here in the Florida Keys! With wind averaging 20 knots this month it has put us in a tight spot. Should we stay or should we go is the new norm it seems, with we should stay being the majority answered.

However, it is not all doom and gloom when the weather breaks for a couple of days we have been taking advantage of these fishing days to target mutton snappers, yellowtails, mackerels, and blackfin tuna.

The reports from up north are looking positive with the sailfish coming through in big numbers!  We all hope that means they are headed our way and we will have a great couple of months sailfishing! We don’t mind some wind doing that to fly the kites and make our chances of a sailfish greatly increase!  And as usual, the tuna bite should still be good as well as the wahoo bite.

On the patch reefs we can look forward to more muttons, cero mackerels, and kingfish.  On the flats the barracuda and jacks should be good and of course the Tarpon bite will be coming shortly!

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Tight Lines,

Capt. Eric Evans
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By | 2018-01-27T20:08:33+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Fishing Reports|0 Comments

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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.