Hello friends and thanks for tuning in for this december key largo fishing report! Today we hit flamingo which is a well known area for boats fishing out of Islamorada and Key Largo. Though Islamorada it can be a much quicker run especially if you want to work out west of there!!! We had a handful of juvenile reds and not much else so decided to move out towards the cape. Boats were out and about today, and many in spots I wanted to fish unfortunately, so I ended up running all the way to east cape. When we have these very cold waters from cold fronts, often times fish get pushed up into the creeks and canals that go up into the mainland in the deeper water seeking warmth. I was hoping for this on our key largo fishing charter. However fishing was not as great as I hoped though we picked at fish, catching 15 or so black drum, redfish, and sheepshead back there. I think many were still in shock from the temperature drop, as a few days ago the water was still 75 and we have not had any other cold water aside from a mini front around thanksgiving. A couple of the black drum and sheepshead were nice size though which made the day and got us a good dinner! All fish caught using live shrimp on jigs key largo backcountry fishing. This christmas week looks to be slammed, if you want to go fishing give me a call I have a couple afternoon slots open or can find great experience key largo fishing guide boats to send you with! Hope you have a merry christmas and happy new years, we will be out there catching some fish!
Here’s right back at ya’ with some more key largo fishing report news on 12/21/12! We fished the bayside of channel 2 bridge with incoming water from the atlantic. The temperatures have dropped a bit which lit the spanish mackerel up pretty good. We caught more than I could count, plus plenty of jack crevalle, blue runner, mangrove snapper, and a black tip shark to top it off nicely! Later we ran back to east cape to check things out back there on the end of our december key largo fishing trip. Some fish were in the deeper canals and luckily the bugs kind of subsided – they had been terrible back there before the wind! Luckily in a comfortable bay boat, even with it blowing 25 mph you can still get out there and fish and be totally at peace. Not bouncing around, getting soaked, like you would in a little skiff. Anyways we caught plenty of key largo redfish and a few black drum, no snookies though but that’s ok lots of fun action to have anyhow. Glad to report the world didn’t end down here fishing key largo actually our winter time fishery is just getting started! Most fish caught today were caught on pilchards, we can go out front ocean side with these northerly breezes and still find bait which can make a big difference. Shrimp worked too so don’t worry and that will be more and more a bait of choice if the water temperatures drop to 70 or below. Until next time!
Well we made it out for a december key largo fishing trip today. Ran down to the flamingo area fishing for a half day trip. Caught the end of the rising tide and just about slack current. Lucky for us there was enough water to get up near some shallow water shore areas around some islands. We caught plenty of redfish, about 2 dozen in total between my 3 anglers. They were biting on shrimp and jigs, several nice slot size fish mixed in with some little puppy drum. The key largo fishing in december should be getting better and better as we’ve had tremendous weather, though I must admit a cold front would be nice to chill things out a bit. These mid-80 degree days feel a little too much like summer especially when there is no wind like today! That’s ok though the fish didn’t mind. After we got done catching reds we moved on out before the water got too low and caught some mangrove snappers around other islands for dinner. Got our limit in about 45 minutes and headed on home. The boys had me filet the fish up for lunch/dinner and they let me know they loved it! It’s tough to beat fresh caught mangrove snapper! That’s all for this key largo fishing report, until next time!