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Hurricane Irma Update 10/05/2017

Capt. Richard Houde
October 6, 2017
Key West - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fished a couple days last weekend. Offshore was slower than I had hoped with only a few small dolphin. Reef was relatively ease with Yellowtail snapper and some Cero Mackerel. I did hear of some Sailfish the day after I fished.
Tons of Ballyhoo,(baitfish) on the reef. The bait is there so the fishing should continue to improve.

Life is getting back to normal in Key West. Most of the bars and restaurants are open, (even though many close this time of year even when we don't have a hurricane). Town is still pretty quiet, but then again, this is the "quiet" time of year. Old Town is in good shape, streets are easily passable, but there are many open spaces where big old trees used to be. Power and water is 99% restored in Key West and most of the Lower Keys. Most hotels are opened, while a few seem to have taken this opportunity to do some preplanned renovations. Most of the Guest Houses I know of are open and have rooms available. The Zombie Bike Parade, Goombay & Fantasy Fest are coming up fast, at the end of the month. To anyone worried that the misperception of mass destruction in Key West will have a negative impact, remember that the whole Caribbean got clobbered by hurricanes this year, from Harvey, to Irma to Maria. Key West fared much better than most. We got power and water up quickly and the debris removal is cranking along at a feverish pace. I'm personally looking forward to a great "Season", as we are one of the only Tropical destinations in the Caribbean not suffering. My heart goes out to the other areas hit worse than Key West, including the Middle Keys. KEY WEST STRONG - Here's to quick recovery and everyone getting life back on track....close to Paradise but far from normal....

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