Winter is fun in the Florida Keys!!
Capt. Scott Yetter
December 13, 2009
Little Torch Key - Saltwater Fishing Report
It has been a warm december here in the Florida Keys. Highs for this week in the mid 80's.. Water temps rose into the low 80's two days ago.... no wind... we found schools of rolling baby tarpon the first stop. Jumped one and left tarpon to look for tailing permit.... found some permit, but it was tough. I did find a dozen or so 6 foot tarpon laid up in a winter warm up spot..... YAHOO!!
Fished three days last week with Steve and Tim from Minnesota. They wanted to get in some flats fishing before their walleye ice fishing trip.
The weather gods were kind to us the first two days... South winds and warm water.. We found permit, tarpon and bone fish, barracudas, sharks, trout and lady fish..
Tim and Steve were hard core anglers... day 3 we left the dock in the rain.. Some anglers would have opted to cancell. By the time we got to our first spot the rain had stopped.. We found some baby tarpon along a shore line.. Steve fed one.. We left the tarpon and hit the flats on the incoming tide.. Still overcast and grey, but no wind. Lots of sharks were moving on to the flats with the incoming.. we caught a couple of those, then Steve spotted a school of bonefish.. One good cast and it was fish on.. Later in the day we found some more tarpon , then finished up playing with lady fish and sea trout.
tarpon permit bonefish
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