Fall fishing is great and very little pressure

September and October are my favorite months to fish.  Bonefishing is good and the permit are a little more easy to feed.  Of course, the tarpon fishing is super fun and I have been getting into big tarpon crushing mullet in the Backcountry.  We can fish in the am and dive for lobster when it gets hot.

Del Brown Permit Tournament

Here is Alan wading for a big school of permit in the Del Brown

Slick calm!

cool Tarpon photo from the other day

Marqueas Mothership trip

Mike Crowell got this nice poon in early June while fishing with me off the Mothership Eleven

May Tarpon in the Rain with Tom Schumacher

 

I took these photos last week on a super rainy day.  My angler, Tom and I waited for a tiny window in the heavy rain and lighting to sneak back out and got a fish on the second cast then the fish jumped, and she was a big one. The rain picked back up to torrential and we fought it for almost and hour before leading it and getting the hell off the water with big smiles on our faces.  Corona time!!
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Night time Tarpon

Tarpon at Night

The Poons are filling in here in the Keys

Tarpon fishing is getting good.  Water is 85 .

Bones are around in good numbers and Permit too?

Now is a great time to fish the Lower Keys and Key West.  Practice your casting because April is usually WINDY.

 

Tarpon Jump

March Merkin Permit Tourney 2018

We are gearing up for the March Merkin next week. Looks like a big cold front is coming the night before the first day of fishing. I tied up some sweet flies and the skiff is ready. Alan and I got a nice permit in the Del Brown last July and hope to do as well or better in the MM.

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Cuda Bowl Key West

 

 

I fished the Cuda Bowl this year with Jay Decker and his son Kai.

Jay got a scoring fish on fly the first day and Kai killed it on the second day to win the Junior division .

I had a great time with good friends and hope to do it again next year.
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Sugerloaf Showdown

Fighting a big cudaCudaPete Kutzer from Orvis fighting and landing a nice Barracuda in the Sugerloaf Showdown run by the Lower Keys Guides Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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