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Key West and Lower Keys

Capt. Dexter Simmons
September 5, 2001
Key West - Saltwater Fishing Report

Chasing Tail on the Grass Flats!

Every day this week has been a banner day for Bonefish on the flats. On the calm mornings, like today, they are tailing all over the grass flats on the gulf-side backcountry flats. Today we had shots at school after school of hungry bones. We hooked two fish in the 7-9 pound range and landed one. The fish kept coming and coming and we had at least a dozen good opportunities at hook ups. The bonefish were foraging for shrimp and small crabs on the turtle grass bottom. We were casting light shrimp imitations with no weighted head on them, because the wind was calm and the tide was low and we didn't want the "plop" of a weighted fly to spook them. There was only about 5 inches of water on the flat and it was very glassy, so we were forced to make long, "quiet" casts. Here is Scott with a nice Bonefish caught today. Click here to see streaming video of a "Beauty of an 8 pound Bonefish" landed on FlatsMasterHere is Toby and Brenda with a nice Bonefish. We also had some great baby tarpon action, and some willing jack crevalle. Here is Scott with a 13 pound Jack Crevalle Streaming Video of Jay Grant Hooking and fighting a Bonefish in the Keys - Click Here! Before you travel to the Keys for some great Bonefish, Permit or Tarpon action, call Capt. Dexter Simmons for a live report (305-745-3304). Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!

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Key West Fly Fishing with Capt. Dexter Simmons. Sight fly fishing on the flats of Key West, the Marquesas, and the Florida Keys for Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Barracuda, Shark, and more. Charters available year 'round. Friendly, experienced, professional captain who prides himself on providing a high quality fly fishing trip for anglers of all abilities. Fly casting lessons, SAGE fly fishing rods, TIBOR reels, lines, leaders, flys hand tied by Capt. Dexter Simmons, & fishing licenses included

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Key West Fly Fishing
P.O. Box 2006
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305-745-3304
Alt. Phone: 305-745-3304
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