Mangrove Snapper, Jacks,and Tarpon
Capt. Jeremy Mathis
February 18, 2015
Key Largo - Saltwater Fishing Report
If your coming down to Key Largo, call now to book your fishing trip. Do not be left at the dock watching the boats leave without you. We are busy and slots are filling.
The Mangrove Snapper bite has been on fire as of late and not the normal 10-12" fish. We had a couple who wanted to "Just Catch Fish" and we did just that. We had them hooked up with Jack after drag pulling Jack from the first cast. We made our way down a few mangrove shorelines and the fish were schooled up feeding on glass minnows. To our surprise, we found some really nice Mangrove Snapper that came out to play as well, including this beautiful 20" fish that made its way to the FishHouse for dinner.
The afternoon was wrapped up with a nice snook that broke off along side the boat.
We took a couple guys from Canada out the next day and found the Jacks had disappeared with the change of weather. I made a few more moves and located more nice size Snapper. We got our fill of these guys and moved on for the sunset bite. It was here we found a school of large Jacks in the 10 lb range that put on a show. Live chumming with pilchards worked best to get their attention. As we ended our afternoon, we caught a glimpse of a large tarpon free jumping in the glow of the sunset.
The Silver King should be making his presence felt in full force very soon.
Key Largo Fishing Forecast:
Cooler temps have resulted in the fish moving into their winter patterns. As we look forward to March, the Silver King will be the main focus. The guys should be very reliable in the afternoons with prime time being right at sunset. Avoid the heat of the day and book an afternoon Tarpon trip for the fight of a lifetime.
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