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!!!
Welcome back to another backcountry key largo fishing report friends! Today I had regulars with me who love to fish. We ran back to the everglades and around the cape area. The lower water levels had puppy drum stacked up in some creek mouths and runoffs. We hit ’em good catching 30 or so. We also got some nice surprises… big black drum! We had 2 on, one we chased down though lost around a tree unfortunately. The other we made sure not to let that happen, a nice 20 lber! Key Largo black drum fishing is a blast! We continued picking away at fish on the low tide, then when it started rising we moved to another creek. We caught lots of snapper, jacks, ladyfish, some trout, sheepshead, and a few more bigger redfish. The boys wanted to try for a snook, so we hit several spots in search of one. They were not biting red hot, but after 4 or so moves, we finally got lucky and got the kids one – a nice 5 lber. Key Largo Fishing Charters can offer quite the array of game fish. We also caught a few more sheepshead and such, and then made our way back home from the key largo flats fishing.
Hello friends and Happy New Year from keylargofishingreport.com. It’s been great weather and great fishing in key largo as of late! Today we did a mixed bag trip, starting out around the flamingo area in the key largo backcountry. We caught several red drum, black drum, sheepshead on our first put stop. Fishing the incoming tide while there was still a slight push of water. On slack tide we hit an area known to hold some snook in it’s deeper moat. We did hook one and lost him boatside, but also caught several sheepshead and more black drum. The tide was falling now and we decided to do more variety fishing so we headed for some channel runoffs a little further west out towards the gulf. We found a nice muddy cut and caught several trout, ladyfish, a few pompano, and a small permit! Key largo trout fishing is excellent in areas such as this in the winter time. We then headed out to some gulf wrecks, and spotted several tripletail on the way. We caught some nice ones for dinner, which are excellent tablefare! Upon arrival to the wrecks we put out a few pinfish on knocker rigs. We caught several cobia, one nice fish of 15 lbs or so, great stuff for a key largo fishing report. Also another permit a little bigger this time, as well as a 100 lb goliath grouper! The tide this far out had already turned back in by now too at 1:00 in the afternoon. We decided to run back towards south of key largo, off islamorada, and caught plenty of spanish mackerel while chumming. A great end to a fabulous day of 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!
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!