The bite is heating up in Biscayne Bay. Great thing this time of year is the variety of species available...


Grouper and snapper have been responding very well to live bait. There have been plenty of large mangrove and mutton snapper around, as well as keeper-size gag grouper.  All though, grouper must be released unharmed until May 1st, they are still great sport, especially on light tackle. Anyone looking for a fish that really pulls hard, shallow water gags are the way to go.  We've had them doing back-flips out of the water and we've had some explosive surface hits, even got a few on fly just for fun.

Snook are another species that have been very active lately. There seem to be good numbers around, and they will absolutely pound a live pilchard, but they'll eat a well-presented artificial, as well. Along with the species that we've had on the last couple trips, there are plenty of others to target, those being barracuda & sharks, tarpon, bonefish, permit and over-size redfish.  Those are all possible but we just haven't had the time in a day's fishing to do it all. I have a few days available in the coming months, so give me a call and let's go catch some fish and make some memories! 











Been mixing it up lately...snook & tarpon at night, permit, snapper, grouper and barracuda during the day...even a little offshore action



Fishing Key Largo Area article by Jan Maizler


Biscayne bay redfish on fly and a handful of different species

It's been a great start for 2014, and I'm very thankful for all of the great friends and the opportunities that I've had. This week I had some buddies aboard and I can't think of any better way to burn new memories. Willy and Ulysses rode along with me for a great day of fishing in the shallow waters of biscayne bay and a little bit of reef fishing, as well. We started the day poling in search of monster reds. We found them early, but they were not very interested in what we had to offer.  After having Ulysses switch up to a fly pattern that I tied up, and a great presentation, it was on!  Ulysses was rewarded with an absolutely beautiful redfish on the 8wt. 


Later on, we picked through a bunch of nice yellowtails, mangrove snapper, muttons, macks and a mix of different grouper.  All in all, it was an action-filled day with great friends!










2013 finale

Grouper fishing continued to take up the spotlight in December. It looks like the recent closures are really helping out the fishery because this year yielded more big gag grouper than ever! The fight from these gags in shallow water is hard to beat, pure tug-o-war!

Along with the awesome gag grouper catches, we've made runs out the the outside reef to fish the mackerel run that happens in the winter time.  These fish are so much fun when they're in big numbers because their predatory instincts really kick in!  It's not uncommon to have 50+ fish days, and watching these macks sky-rocketing 20 ft in the air through ballyhoo schools is a sight to see! If you like blistering runs and screaming drags, this is it!!!