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Tarpon Heating up in the Keys

Capt. Steve Friedman
February 28, 2013
Islamorada - Saltwater Fishing Report

The tarpon bite has been heating up along with the water temps. Since the last cold front moved through water temperatures have been holding steady in the mid 70's which is allowing the tarpon to move in from the gulf to warm themselves in the shallows of Florida Bay and Whitewater Bay.
The snook and redfish near the Flamingo area continue to entertain all types of anglers from shrimp casting kids to adults throwing chicken feathers. Along with the usual mix of rod benders like jack crevalle, ladyfish, and snappers, the sea trout bite has been very good. Many are over 20" and beyond, and limits can be caught daily.
Out in the Gulf, the spanish mackerel bite has slowed a bit but the ones that are biting have been on the larger size in the 5-8lb category. Running the bouys carefully will result in some great tripletail action and cobia.
Spring is here already and if the water temps keep the climbing I expect the variety and action to continue in the Islamorada area.

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Capt. Steve Friedman

Target Species:

tarpon redfish snook trout ladyfish jacks spanish mackerel cobia

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116 South Dr.
Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone: 305-393-3474
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