FLORIDA KEYS




The Florida Keys is the best place to catch Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit not only in Florida but perhaps anywhere. The Keys have miles and miles of Tarpon rich fly-fishing. The Tarpon can get as big as 6’ long, and catching one is not as easy as hooking one.

There are miles upon miles of shallow water Tarpon Fishing in the Florida Keys. Tarpon are found in the keys year round but the large migration takes place in February. This migration brings fisherman from all over the world to the Keys through April.

As the water temperature warms up the fish come into the flatlands. The flatlands are home to Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Cuda and a shark from time to time. The flats offer the serious fly fisherman a great challenge. You need to be able to spot the fish, stalk the fish, and throw your line to them without spooking them and sending them away.

Most of the fishing will need to be done from either a skiff or a charter boat. This is great if you or a friend own one, but if you don't you may need to consider using one of the many fly-fishing guides or charters in the area. Guides are going to know the three most important things you need to know when fishing; where the fish are, what equipment do you need and how to catch them. You can spend a lot of time trying to figure this out on your own, or invest in a one day course that will last a lifetime. This is legendary saltwater fly-fishing known throughout the world as one of the best places to fish for Tarpon. Some of the areas like Nine Mile, Seven Mile and Loggerhead are known as the best shallow water fishing in the world. February brings the most fly fisherman to the keys during the Tarpon migration, but fishing this area is year round.

There are many ways to fish for Tarpon and the other fish that call this area home. Fly fishing is a very challenging method to catch these monsters. It will require great skill and the right equipment. The three most popular fish that fly fisherman go after are Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish. Catching one of each is considered quite an accomplishment.



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