The cold snap hit the Florida Keys this morning and we had to cancel our trip due to an all day rainstorm and winds up to 25mph. We are going to get back out there tomorrow so check back later in the week for a fishing report... gp
Just finished up a few fun days of fishing with Christy & Terry Kirk who are great friends and longtime clients. We caught lots of fish and had lots of laughs, below are a few photos from our fun. If you can get away from the shopping malls this month give me a call and lets get out on the water...
I got a call from an old friend and client who wanted to surprise her son with a fishing charter for his 17th birthday, we booked the trip and he brought along his best friend for a fun day out on the water. Hunter & James started the day throwing the new for some pilchards and then we ran to the Everglades for a Snook & Redfish trip. Happy Birthday Hunter it was great to spend the day with you guys.
Yesterday I took out 3 generations out for their first trip to the Florida Keys and they had a blast. We caught some fish, fed the Tarpon at Robbie's and had a great day on the water, if this sounds good to you watch this short video and lets book a trip for your family!
Its been way too long sense I have taken the time to write a fishing report for this blog, but I can tell you I have learned more about a chain saw then I ever wanted to know. The Hurricane was over a month ago and the island is getting back to normal, most of our restaurants are open and the resorts are working hard to rebuild or opening up. If you can get away from life and come down contact me at 305-393-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide you with a list of places to stay. I have been getting out on the water a bit lately and I can tell you the fishing has been amazing just the other day we had a 3 boat trip into the backcountry and we all caught Snook & Tarpon. Below are a few photos from the trip, ill be at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show with CONTENDER so if your in the area come by and say hello.
This time of year with the temps above 95 in the shade the best fishing is early morning or late in the afternoon, we have been leaving the dock at sunrise and fishing till about noon then taking cover from the blistering heat or the afternoon thunderstorms. Here are a few photos taken this week as you can see my new Contender Bay Boat has been from the backcountry to the weed lines in the Straits of Florida. Its a great time of the year for the guys with the small center consoles or bay boats, so weather for are looking for a Mahi-Mahi for the dinner table or a Tarpon for the experience get out on the water. My game plan this time of year is to look at the radar and the wind if its blowing more then 10-12mph we are headed to the backcountry, but if its calm we have the option to either go offshore or to the glades. I start off with a well full of live bait and let the weather dictate my area to fish, recently we have encountered lots and lots of small school dolphin, so many that I have had the opportunity to have some guys try fly fishing for the first time. Fly fishing can be tough so when a young man gets a chance to try something new and actually gets to catch a fish on fly its always a great accomplishment. We start by looking for the birds and then when you find some Dolphin or (Mahi-Mahi) I throw in a few live baits to get them excited then cast the fly out and strip it like mad before you know it you are on and the fun begins, if they will not eat the fly get out a light spin rod with a live bait and I have a feeling that will do the trick. If you find yourself back in the glades take some bug spray because all the rain has the mosquitos charged up but from what we have found along those shorelines its been worth a few bug bites! Ill see ya out on the h20… If you are looking to get out on the water I have some prime tides left to fill so give me a call and lets go catch a few fish 305-393-3327 www.gregpoland.com
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