Redfish Snook and Tarpon in the backcountry
Capt. Jeremy Mathis
December 1, 2014
Key Largo - Saltwater Fishing Report
If you know anything about South Florida and the Everglades then you know the arrival of the white pelicans is one our first signs that winter is around the corner. These pelicans are larger than the typical grey pelicans and they fill our bays and provide some great photo ops. We had a couple of colder days this past week with temps getting in the lower 50's and the water temps and levels have fallen quite a bit. If you were able to bundle up and get out at the beginning of the fronts arrival then you experienced a rather impressive backcountry bite.
I got out last Monday with a couple guys from Canada, obviously the 50 degree weather was nothing for them. We put together a good Redfish and Snook bite that lasted for a solid 4 hours. We filled their request of some good drag pulling and the the king showed up. We ended our evening chasing down a Tarpon that went in the 120 lb. range who drug us around the flat for about 20 minutes before leadering him beside the boat. It made quite an impression for these northern folks.
We got out Friday afternoon with a couple from Alabama who absolutely put on a show catching some of the nicest Snook I have seen in a while. The bite started off slow but right at sunset the action turned on. They caught more than a dozen Snook that ranged from 24" to 35 1/2" inches long, and had on many more that managed to escape before being brought boat side. It was a very impressive evening once the bite turned on.
Our final trip was on Saturday morning. We had a family out from Wisconsin and the primary goal was showing the kids a good time. I took dad back to the areas we had such good success the night before and saw quite a few fish but it seemed that the cold front had shut down the bite. We managed to land 2 Snook and then we moved on to let the kids have some fast action. They caught numerous Mangrove Snappers and we kept 10 for them to take to the local restaurant to cook up for them.
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Key Largo Fishing Forecast:
Water levels have dropped so you should have luck fishing deeper pockets and creeks as this is where the fish will gather.
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