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Fall Cool-down brings in Bonefish, Permit.

Capt. Dexter Simmons
October 25, 2009
Key West - Saltwater Fishing Report

The Fishing Report. Oct. 24, 2009. A cold front swept through the Keys last weekend and the fishing has really turned on during the end of this week. Here is a 24 pound Permit and a 6 pound Bonefish taken by Atlanta Braves star lefty Tim Hudson.

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Tim and his wife Kim celebrated their 10th anniversary here in the Keys. Good luck to them, they are a great couple!

The cool down has helped bring the Permit in from the wrecks and reefs and the Bonefish in from the deeper cuts. We have not seen many Tarpon around except for baby Tarpon around the docks.

Finally, there has been some discussion recently regarding a fall Tarpon run. Some guides claim that as the water cools a bit in the Fall, the bait migrates south along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf coast. They claim that the Tarpon on both coasts follow the bait run into the Keys waters producing a Fall run of Tarpon. While I am not going to openly endorse this theory, I will say that our resident Tarpon that are here year 'round seem to turn on when the Fall cooling starts in October. We will see them roll more often and there will therefore be more opportunities for hook ups. Here is an October Tarpon taken in the Marquesas during a cooling period.

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Most Tarpon taken during the Fall cooling are small "resident Tarpon" size like this twenty pound one.
Rarely will you catch a resident Tarpon over 50 pounds, even though there are some over 100 pounds in the local marina waters.

Grand Slam fishing is available during this cooling period, so if you are still after that elusive first Permit or Tarpon or Bonefish, now is the time!

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Our Father (Mother) - Son (Daughter) Key West Flats Fishing Trips are now scheduled for throughout the winter,spring, summer and fall.

For more information about the Father and Son Flats Fishing Trips go to www.keywestflyfishing.com/fatherandson.htm
Once again, you may contact Capt. Dexter Simmons for a future fishing charter on his TOLL FREE CHARTER HOTLINE: 877-228-8497 ///// or at 305-745-3304 or by email at captdexter@prodigy.net

Target Species:

Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit

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Key West Fly Fishing with Capt. Dexter Simmons. Sight fly fishing on the flats of Key West, the Marquesas, and the Florida Keys for Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Barracuda, Shark, and more. Charters available year 'round. Friendly, experienced, professional captain who prides himself on providing a high quality fly fishing trip for anglers of all abilities. Fly casting lessons, SAGE fly fishing rods, TIBOR reels, lines, leaders, flys hand tied by Capt. Dexter Simmons, & fishing licenses included

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