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!
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!