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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Key West in Winter

Hi:

It has been quite a while since I posted here.

Just wanting to know if anyone might be interested in some ideas about fly fishing in the Key West environs in the off season, i.e. the winter months.

This is not a time when the "glamour" species are available (bonefish, permit, tarpon).

There are plenty of other opportunities.

Of course, this is not PA fishing.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Key West in Winter

Sample species available, cero mackerel.

I hope this comes through:

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Re: Key West in Winter

What's the info?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-01-2015, 12:31 PM
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Re: Key West in Winter

Cool! A long time ago we camped at a KOA campground in the Keys. We did not have fishing gear along, but we did some snorkeling and saw some fish, including barracuda, right near the campground.

I've thought about going there for a low cost camping & fishing trip in the winter, just wading out from the campground and fishing there, but never got back there.

Is there much decent fishing available from shore in the Keys?
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Re: Key West in Winter

I'd be happy with a jack or lady fish about now. Laid up with a banged up knee. Thinking of heading to my cousin's place near cedar key. Mid 60's sound better than what' we have here.
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Re: Key West in Winter

Wade fishing in the lower Keys is not very good. Access is limited, and when you find it the fish will be small with light tackle more productive than the fly rod.

The truth about catching the off-season species is that it is best from a skiff, and one has to put aside his or her trout-fishing bias because "chumming" with live bait is the only way to draw in the larger fish.

They are not fly sipping fish; they are big time predators.

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Re: Key West in Winter

Here's a gag grouper on a fly:

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