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Winter Fishing Key West... No snow removal required

Capt. Paul Ollariu
November 12, 2008
Key West - Saltwater Fishing Report

Winter Fishing Key West. No Snow Removal Required.


The back country is very rewarding this time of year in many ways. Many different types of fish
feed in the shallows. Winter tarpon, bonefish and permit are sometimes difficult to find due to
falling water temperatures. However, in the mangroves are plentiful numbers of redfish and trout.
In the seagrass jacks, barracuda and an occasional pompano are available. Now and then,
even if the wind is blowing 25 knots in the back country we can work on the lee side of the wind
with success. Winter trout will be showing up soon in greater numbers In the late fall on fly and
spin tackle I like to use live fresh pinfish not two day old half dead bait. I use the cast net just like
old school. It works great. We fish 6 hour back country or full day trips. I don't do many half days.
We need the extra time and when you get there you will understand and not want to go back. The
bird watching on the flats is breathtaking. You can enjoy great wade fishing on the sand flats for
permit. There are several great beaches for a relaxing walk and eating your lunch. I can say that
fishing here this time of year is very beautiful as well as spiritual. Not like tarpon season. I have
fished the Keys since I was 15 years old. I love to catch fish and it shows. I am a teaching guide
not reluctant to share whatever I know. My website , www.flatsfishingkeywest.com, is something
for you to look at to understand more. If you are coming down, just call. I always have time to
talk about fishing.
We have a full service office for all your vacation needs. Concierge service to help you find the
right guest house as well as any other inshore and offshore interests you may have. We now
have three boats. A word of advice. If you are booking a fishing trip, make sure you are talking
to the Captain and not some street booking service when you need an in-depth explanation of
your fishing requirements. The captain will then know exactly what bait and tackle is needed.
I hope to see you soon.

Captain Paul Ollariu
Tight lines and great sunsets
'Panama Paul'

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Professional guide in Key West for 20 years. Like most quides, Captain Paul Ollariu is a great fisherman. He grew up in Florida and has been fishing since he was nine years old. But, now, guiding gives Capt Paul greater pleasure than catching the fish. It is a very satisfying experience to see the smiling happy faces of his anglers when they have a tarpon on and the fish leaps out of the water. The look of anticipation as they bring the fish to the boat is something that stays in his

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PO Box 2496
Key West, FL 33045
Phone: 866 573 7896
Alt. Phone: 305 304 8831
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