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Backcountry & flats fishing in Key Largo, snook, trout and reds

Capt. Jeremy Mathis
September 19, 2014
Key Largo - Saltwater Fishing Report

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The mangrove shorelines and backcountry flats off Key Largo and Flamingo have really come alive. Schools of pilchards are readily available and have proven to be the go to bait. We have had our best luck in the early morning hours and late afternoon. Snook and Redfish line the shore waiting to ambush these baits as they pass by. The fish have become more aggressive as they are starting to fatten up for the winter. On my last charter we actually watched 1 Redfish eat 4 of our baits before the client was able to put a hook in him, but fact that the fish stayed waiting for another bait speaks for itself.

The Trout bites has been pretty impressive as well. We have been seeing 20+ inch fish almost every trip. These fish are travelling together so when you hook one be sure to put another frisky bait right next to it and wait for the double header. These are not the heartiest of fish, so handle them gently and only keep what your going to eat. I regularly catch these same released fish a few days later and I know so because I can see my hooks from previous days that I have cut off when they are deep in the fishes mouth.

Thanks for checking out my report and if you get down to Key Largo give us a jingle and let one of our guides here at Ankle Deep Fishing Adventures take you "Out Back" and put you on the big ones.

Captain Jeremy Mathis

Key Largo Fishing Forecast:

October is just around the corner and the Tarpon are starting to show themselves already! If you've never experienced the thrill of a Tarpon bite and fight or if you have and are looking for a repeat, give Ankle Deep Fishing Adventures a call and Captain Jeremy Mathis will get you hooked up.

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Key Largo's finest backcountry and flats fishing guide service. We offer 4-8 hour trip including fishing, lobster trips, eco/sightseeing, or whatever your water adventures may be. We also offer Hotel Package Deals, so let us do all the work in planning your next Florida Keys Adventure.

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Ankle Deep Fishing Adventures
25 Orange Drive
Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone: 407-808-0405
Alt. Phone: 407-919-8241
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