Fish Reports

Title: Unbelievable January
Location: Key West,Date: Tuesday, February 5
We have had an incredibly warm January with water temperatures close to 80 degrees;this time of year they should be high 60's to low 70's. These temperatures have made it the best of both worlds with winter and warmer weather fish on the flats. The Tarpon have been just about everywhere and we have boated ten in the last week. Permit have been numerous and hungry as have the Barracuda's. We have caught eight Cobia in the last week one was over forty pounds and the Jack Crevalle have been up to twenty pounds. We landed one of the largest Spainish Mackerel I have ever seen at close to ten pounds. Winter has just arrived again,so we will just have to see how long it lasts and how it will affect the fish.If your are planning to fish for Tarpon this year,I still have some openings in May and June.

Title: January so far
Location: Key West,Date: Monday, January 14
After having our first major cold front of the year things have started to improve steadily.On the cooler ays the flats have been barren,but the channels have been loaded with Jack Crevelle up to 20#,Pompano,Seatrout,Ladyfish and some nice size Black Groupers. Now that it is warming once again the Tarpon have been showing up in the deeper waters. The Permit fishing is about to go into high gear with the 80 degree forecast for this week. The Barracuda fishing is finally turning on with a couple of 54 inchers caught this week and the Cobia are making their presence known on the backs of stingrays. So if your looking for plenty of action this seems to be a very good month for fishing the waters of Key West.

Title: December Tarpon
Location: Key West,Date: Wednesday, December 5
We have had a very warm November-December so far, which means alot of the species that would normally have left the scene are still around. In the last three days we have hooked up two 70 pound Tarpon and a 100 pounder yesterday.Unusual for this time of year because they are usually babies 5-40 #. Permit fishing has it's days some good, some so so. The flats have had lots of Jack Crevalles swimming with the Rays and Sharks which makes for some nice diversions while hunting for Permit.Lemon and Blacktip Sharks have been very cooperative on the fly or plugs. We caught our first Cobia of the winter season only he was two inches shy for the dinner table.Cero and Spanish Mackerel are here in abundance if the wind will only lay down so we can get to them in a flats skiff.I will try to post these reports weekly,but if I can't keep up it means I am fortunately too busy fishing. If any one is interested in Bonefishing in Ascension Bay,Mexico we have an opening for two anglers Jan.2 thru the 8th;$1600 plus airfare(includes transportation to lodge,food,lodging and oh yea 5 days fishing). If interested please call or E-mail.Report date December 5th,2001.