The winds howled the last few days here in key largo florida fishing. Gusts up to 25 mph! We decided to take a run back to the cape area to get out of it. One nice thing about my comfortable 20′ seacraft is you can still make it to the cape and anywhere in the backcountry or bay and have a nice time. It doesn’t pound, slap, or spray you terribly – you can’t say that about many smaller skiffs and such. Once we got back around ‘the corner’ things were nice and we were in the lee of the wind. Our first stop for our january key largo fishing trip was in a creek that the water had been falling out of and left very low tide. The bugs had other plans and drove us right back out, so we worked the outside shorelines. This proved a good thing as we caught 3 big snook up to 13 lbs jigging shrimp on the sandbars. After about 10:00 or so we tried the creek again, now the sun had come up and wind swung around a bit, so the bugs were gone. We picked away at plenty of redfish, small black drum, and sheepshead. Redfish in key largo is a good bet in the winter time. We worked our way further in and continued doing the same, though we did get lucky and catch this huge ~20 lb black drum. We had to motor after him down the creek as he almost got around a bend on us!!! We moved further back and found some nice trout too. Around noon we headed back towards home and stopped in a channel for some rod bending action, which we had – plenty of trout, ladyfish, and jacks for 45 minutes before calling it a day. A great way to spend a 20mph windy day key largo fishing in january!!!
Well we had another cold front here which put a damper on the key largo december fishing. Though we made it out today comfortably to east cape. We caught a snook, a few black drum, and sheepshead. The bites were few and far between however, water very mudded up and cold 65 degrees. We had the end of the falling tide. So we decided to run to some other areas, exposed banks and channel runoffs looking for redfish and trout. A good 2nd game plan for a key largo fishing charter. We found a handful of redfish in one area, caught about half a dozen and a few slot fish. Also a handful of mangrove snapper. Later we moved to another channel and lots of jacks, ladyfish, a few pompano, and trout. The water levels stayed low with the hard north/northeast wind even when tide started to come in flats were exposed. We caught 4 keeper trout which are still in season as it was never closed this year in our area. So we made the most of the difficult weather and conditions, bent the rod, and brought home dinner – a fine winter key largo fishing trip! The day before I had a half day and we caught 2 nice 10+ lb snook right off the bat. Caught about a dozen red and black drum as well, and finished off with plenty of ladyfish and jacks before heading home.
Key Largo snook fishing was great today on 12/28/12. That’s what my anglers wanted to that’s what we gave ’em! Started out around flamingo on the falling tide around some mangroves and such. Big shrimp on jigs was the ticket, bouncing them along the edges. Caught half a dozen or so, a few real nice fish likely 10-12 lbs. Also caught a dozen puppy drum redfish. December key largo fishing provides lots of variety at times! After this we ran towards east cape in the big canal. We caught one nice snook on one of the edges, and not much else – lots of boats in there with christmas week! We moved further inside and found a current eddy along one of the banks. The trick here was letting the shrimp sit on the bottom, moving it ever so slightly. Lots of redfish, a few black drum, and some more juvenile snook! Shrimp was all we needed today, tried some pinfish but not much luck on those! If your thinking of fishing next year, make the trip down here for some backcountry fishing key largo!
Ahoy friends it is a busy week here fishing key largo and we’ve got some great fishing to report! We fished flamingo today and I had Stephen, Holly, and son Joe. We had a little bit more cool weather come in last night though it didn’t chill the water too much more which was good. This morning was fairly breezy out of the north/north east. No problem for my comfortable 20′ center console though! Rod bending action was on the agenda for this key largo fishing report and we had plenty of it. Started out fishing some channels for trout, jacks, snapper, ladyfish, and pompano. We caught plenty of fish though had to jump around a bit which you often do on a key largo fishing charter. We also caught a nice size bluefish which was a lot of fun for Joe! We later tried hitting a small creek around east cape, was barely able to make it in with the dead low water, but we did it! Unfortunately fishing wasn’t great there, the tide was just starting in but we only caught a couple small drum and some jacks. After this we had to meet some other boats that were part of our group deal at flamingo for lunch. This is a great option for kids and ladies, you can get off the boat, stretch your legs, use the facilities… whatever! We then headed back for a little more fishing before the day was done. December Key Largo Fishing stayed good through the afternoon, we caught several sheepshead, black drum, a few redfish, and one snook to end the day! That’s it for now guys hopefully we will see you out on the water soon!
Had some fun on christmas day today for our fishing report key largo! The take today was snook, redfish, black drum, seatrout, ladyfish, snapper, jack crevalle, and cobia! Such a variety of fish! We caught some fishing the gulf of mexico. Now this is normally a far far run from key largo fishing. However if you drive down south to Islamorada and depart there (only 20 minutes!) it is totally feasible! Some of the big redfish, cobia, and occasionally snook can be found on some structure out here as we did today. Inside the canal of east cape, we picked away at black drum and more snook, as well as some juvenile redfish and trout. Mostly casting shrimps and bouncing them slowly on the bottom. We did catch a few snook on artificial white/red jigs. 3/8oz wait and worked them quickly around mangrove edges and downed trees. So many different possibilities on a december key largo fishing trip! The rest of the week the waters will continue to warm, today they reached 67 degrees – much more pleasant for the backcountry fish! We should continue to have east/south east winds which are much warmer, so christmas week fishing should be very nice! Give me a call if your looking to go out!