I have been over due for a fishing report. We had a minor cool front last night temperatures dropped into the 60s but will be back in the 80s in a few days.. Typical March weather here in the Florida Keys..
Tarpon fishing has been good on the warmer days in between cold fronts.. Been finding a lot of big tarpon the last few days.. If the weather is good the tarpon fishing will be good and will continue to improve as the migration really gets started. The migration will last into the beginning of July.
Been finding some permit on the flats to on the nicer days. March is considered to be the best month for permit... You want some wind to fish for these spooky fish.. A little chop on the water helps us get closer to the fish with out spooking them.. They will be on the flats until mid April when they head off shore to spawn.
On the windy days following cold fronts I have been targeting baby tarpon on the leeward shore line out of the wind..
Tarpon, permit and bonefish are the glamour species here in the Florida Keys... But we have other fish too.. Barracudas are an absolute blast...
Vicious strikes. They can hit speeds up to 30 mph and make some spectacular jumps...
I have been using more surface plugs this season.. Love seeing big barracudas smash plugs on top in a few foot of water.. Check out the scars on this plug.
For you parents on spring break, don't forget to take your kids fishing.
Lady fish and sea trout are plentiful and can provide lots of action for young anglers..
Kids love sight fishing for sharks in shallow water..