Started the day looking for rolling Tarpon just off Key West. We were successful in that pursuit, but just couldn’t get the Tarpon to eat! So we tried fishing a wreck nearby for Mangrove Snappers. When I dropped the anchor we noticed a large Barracuda near the wreck. My client, Derrick, casted a few times, but the Barracuda was clearly aware of us being there. We did catch some grouper & snappers, but only kept a large grey snapper. One of the largest I have seen in awhile.
We then continued to travel West of Key West in pursuit of Jack Crevals. We landed a few Lane Snappers, Mutton Snappers, and a good size Bar Jack who put up a strong fight. Quite fun and enough to feed their family freshly caught fish that evening.
- It was such a beautiful & calm day. We saw several Sea Turtles cruising the channels. We didn’t see the dolphins around Key West, but we were so happy with our great day light-tackle, backcountry fishing, it didn’t matter. I forgot to mention how much they enjoyed the space and comfort on my 23 foot Hurricane deck boat. Perfect boat for both channel and shallow water fishing.