Winter Winds Peak Fishing
The wind has been wreaking havoc on us down here in South Florida this past week. With only a couple of days to sneak out, we have found some fish off the wrecks near Key West. The vermilion snappers and mutton snappers are still around hanging in the deeper waters.
On the patches we have seen more groupers and mackerels moving in for those winter time homes! With another big cold front hitting 12/10, we should expect to see the fishing activities increase! The sailfish and tuna bite should come back strong and hopefully the winds will stay low enough so we can fish during the upcoming holidays.
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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.