Archive by category ''Fishing


    Summer Fishing 2016


    Cops 'n Dolphins

    Six retired City of New York Police Department officers on their annual Keys outing, caught 40 school-size dolphin, two blackfin tuna and one skipjack tuna on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, with Capt. Jon Reynolds on the Drop Back out of the Post Card Inn at Holiday Isle in Islamorada. The men fed their...


    From offshore to the Glades, the fish are biting

    If you love fishing like I do, Islamorada and the Upper Keys is exactly where you want to be this Mother's Day.  Whether you're fishing for giant broadbills of the Gulf Stream or the elusive largemouth bass in Everglades National Park the fishing has been spectacular. With a wide variety...


    Ted Williams' old skiff becoming a 'lifetime boat'

    An Islamorada boat repair company is preserving a piece of Keys history by completely overhauling a skiff once owned by baseball great and fishing enthusiast Ted Williams. S&S Performance Marine is building around the original hull of a 16-foot, 6-inch Nova Scotia-brand hull the legendary Boston...


    Sheepshead, snapper, redfish and snook hanging in the backcountry

    Another windy week meant more boats on the bayside than ocean, while everyone keeps a close eye on the weekly wind reports hoping to find those calmer days of the week. Offshore, the sailfish bite has been very slow from Ocean Reef to Marathon, with a handful of fish caught daily by those boats...


    Try the patches during the colder weather

    The kingfish and cobia save the day offshore, while the bite in the backcountry depends on the water temps. It was a generally slow week offshore for sailfish. Those who put in the time found fish, just not in big numbers. Live baits like ballyhoo and goggle eyes have been the bait of choice ...


    Winter 2016 Fishing


    Shallow areas seeing a surge in grouper

    Last week’s high winds blew in some great fishing!


    Cheeca tourney money aids guides in need

    Anglers from across the country will hunt for some of the most elusive gamefish in the world at the fourth-annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament, Nov. 12-14.   The event raises funds for the locally-based Guides Trust Foundation, and will host two veteran service members...


    Fishing has been great, but weather made things tricky

    It is mid September and the fishing is still going strong for those who were able to get out this past week either offshore or in the backcountry. Those who found success this week started the day with a flexible plan of attack, with the weather being the deciding factor as to what area to fish...

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