Key West Fly and Spin Fishing Report, Captain Steve Hancock
Capt. Steve Hancock
October 24, 2015
Key West - Saltwater Fishing Report
Hello fellow anglers,
This is Captain Steve Hancock checking in with everyone to see how your year has been and hope you all have been getting out on the water and fishing hard. I like to take this time of year to check in with all my existing clients and those who have showed interest in fishing the Beautiful Florida Keys and Key West where I live, fish, and call home.
FALL FISHING 2015:
The Florida Keys this time of year can be excellent fishing. We have resident Tarpon that are between 5-70 lbs. that can be sight fished now throughout the fall months. Permit and Bonefish are seen tailing and cruising the flats. Casting to these fish is one of the most exciting sight fishing opportunities on flats. The big 3 species are more prevalent this time of year making the "Slam", (catching all three species in one day) more attainable. We have been seeing more numbers of 2-3 lb. bonefish and some good size schools of larger 5-8 lb. bonefish. This is a good sign for the keys bonefish population and we hope this continues in he coming years. This fall is a great time to go for the Slam!
WINTER FISHING 2015:
Winter months are great time to escape the cold of the North and try your hand at some of the other species that inhabit the flats such as Barracuda, Jack, Redfish, and Shark. Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish can still be available if the weather and water temps stay stable. Barracuda and Shark provide much of our action on fly and spin gear this time of year.
Just to show how fun these Barracuda can be, a tournament that I participate in called the "CUDA BOWL" is held every January. It features exciting fishing for these lightning fast, jumping, and line peeling predators! If you have never targeted these species, you should. It is action packed and a blast every angler should experience.
SPRING/TARPON SEASON 2016:
Spring marks prime time fishing for large migratory Tarpon. These fish weigh from 70-170 lbs. To get one boat side requires skillful casting, a good hook set, and stamina. Tarpon fishing is one of the most visual and rewarding angling experiences on the planet.
Please contact me to discuss available dates this fall. If you are looking for dates for prime Tarpon season contact me ASAP, the dates go fast!!! I already have bookings for the Tarpon season 2016.
I look forward to getting you to the Fish!
Captain Steve Hancock
Tapron, permit, bonefish, Sharks, barracuda
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