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the weather is cooling off and the fishing is picking up. expect great reef action with plenty of bonitos mackerel of all species tunas and the occasional sailfish. heres drew with his first sailfish. time to get wet!!!

the sailfish have began pouring through key west over the last week or so. last week we had some tailing conditions that allowed us to sight cast to the fish providing a very unique oppertunity. we saw nearly 30 fish in a recent half day and went three for six and a cobia as well.

fishing out side of the reef is still hot. expect tunas sailfish king mackeral and even dolphin on a typical day out. here is a 15 lb dolphin caught on a zebco 33 just off the reef. this was part of the recent zebco outing in key west featuring the zebco 33 fishing tournament.

we should start to see more kings and cobias like these as we get further in the new year. average size for the kings is 20 lbs while the cobia could be anywhere from 15 to 60 lbs. heres a nice pair of fish dave and andrew caught on a recent full day trip. the cobia was 57lb and the king was a smoking 38 pounds. awesome day guys!!!

the offshore fishing has been excellent. heres a pair of wahoos caught on a trip less than 7 miles from our dock. the wahoos were around 40 lbs and the yellow tail snapper were each over 4 lbs. not bad for a half a day.

reel fly charters was featured in the most recent fly fishing saltwater magazine. it was accompanied by some excellent photos by Pat Ford. check it out athttp://www.flyfishinsalt.com/species/fish-species/kingfish-key-west

get ready!!!cold fronts are coming and it is turning on the the bite. black fin tunas sail fish bonitos and wahoos will fill the box in the next couple months. heres a pic of a 70 lb wahoo we caught.

the permit fishing on the shallow wrecks in the gulf has been very good the last couple of weeks. we are averaging 5 to 15 fish per day ranging from 15 to 30 pounds. the fish are schooling on the wrecks creating a good oppertunity for sight casting to hundreds of fish at a time. pictures soon


on a recent dolphin trip we encountered several nice fish including this 25 pound bull. we also saw a whale shark feeding on the surface

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