Groupers and Muttons!
We have been on the bite when it comes to the red grouper and mutton snapper! The season is about to close for red grouper here in Key West, but the mutton snapper is still open! The grouper season is shut down in January until the end of April. So Remember, book a grouper trip for May!
The bottom fishing has been so good that we have not done much offshore fishing. However, we ran a late trip the last couple afternoons and found some blackfin tuna and had a couple of mystery bites. So, it looks to me that even though we won’t be able to keep groupers soon the blackfin tuna will be taking their place on the dinner menu!
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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.