Winds Back to Normal
The winds are back to normal and we are seeing 10-15 MPH again! The first part of February was a struggle with another cold front pushing the Gulf Stream out. Luckily, those days we opted to bottom fish for most of the time and saw some nice yellowtail snapper come on board along with a mixed bag of reef fish!
Once the wind switches to the east and south east the offshore bite became good again with blackfin tuna and some nice size mahi-mahi! If Key West fishing stays like this, we will have a great year of catching!!
Species to look forward to from February to April are:
- Offshore: sailfish, tuna, wahoo, mahi, kingfish and swordfish
- Reef: kingfish, barracuda, snappers, mackerels and sharks
- Backcountry and Flats: tarpon, sharks, barracuda and jacks
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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.