Its summertime in the Florida Keys so get out on the water early before it heats up or the afternoon thunderstorms chase you off the water. I have been leaving the dock just after 6am so we can get on that early bight out in the backcountry and its been worth getting up for. This time of year there are plenty of juvenile tarpon in the Everglades National Park try fishing on the shorelines, at the mouth of the creeks, or around the islands. If you cast a hogy worm or a live pilchard (if you can find them) you are sure to get a bite, I like a medium action rod with beaded line and a fluorocarbon leader. I always have two rods rigged and have my clients fishing both near the bottom with a jig head and just under the surface with the worm to find out where the fish are hiding out, then I re rig all rods to match after getting a feel for the spot. Below is a photo of what I have been using in the backcountry and will be for the rest of the summer, its easy and you don’t have to take the time looking for live bait in the morning. These same lures and worms will work well on trout, and the big schools of jack vravelles you will find while traveling in the backcountry.
Here in the islamorada area I am still finding some smaller tarpon like the one these triplets caught (with a little help from their dad) but it seems like the big ones have left town till next year. I am sure the guys who fish the night shift are still catching a few around the bridges & if you put your time in you could come up with a few bites, but I rarely fish at night. It was a great tarpon season and I can’t wait for it to start up again. If you are in town with your family and want to get out for some fun fishing give me a call, its a great time of year to get out for a 1/2 day and bend the rod. Summertime in the Florida Keys, the weather is nice and the waves are calm enough to go anyplace from the backcountry to the ocean so the opportunities are endless, and there is plenty of action to keep the kids on fish. We can even stop for a swim to cool off at the sandbar so remember to pack your pink flamingo and lets get out on the water!.
Go right to the tackle shot and buy a few Hogy Lures, I have been using them with great success & in some conditions they work better then live bait! I know thats hard to believe, but come out fishing with me & ill show you!
Tracy & Lisa had a great day on the water catching a few fish and shooting some photos for MoJo Clothing Co.
The Silver Kings are stacked up under the Islamorada Bridges and throughout the Florida Keys, if your traveling to the keys & have the Kids out of school on summer break give me a call and lets get them out for a fun day or 1/2 day on the water. Here is a shot of the long Key Bridge, & what is swimming around it. www.gregpoland.com Lets get you out on the water!!!
Snook Fishing is getting good in the backcountry. The water is calm and the kids are out of school, lets get you and the family out on the water!
It was a great Fathers Day for my clients, I had 3 generations on board and 2 out of the 3 caught & released a Tarpon. We had a few more jumping around and lots of laughs. If you would like to get out for some tarpon action contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set something up.
Joey wanted to catch a Mahi Mahi, we caught a few and a few big Jacks & a Huge Cuda this morning to celibate his 8th Birthday with his dad, what an amazing day on the water!!!
Last week Gus and the gang at GTB Boat Sales in Key Largo delivered my new 25 Contender. The guys at the factory outdid them selves with a few new custom options. If your near the Lorelei any afternoon and want to come check it out just give me a call. If you really want to see how amazing it is lets go fishing. Here are a few photos from Tarpon under a bridge to Mutton Snappers out on the reef. This boat will do it all, its my second Contender Bay Boat and my 3rd Contender since starting my charter business in 1989 and honestly they are the best boats I have ever owned!
Mahi Mahi fishing with the crew from the Islamorada Beer Company over the weekend in the Skippers Dolphin Tournament was a ton of fun. We had way too many laughs and caught a few fish along the way, our star angler was Emma who weighed in her first mahi mahi and her first tuna. Its always great to see a clild catch their first fish. We fished aboard the Beer Boat a 39 Contender & handed out a few beers to all the anglers in the tournament.
My good friend Vern and his wife Buffy got into town from Seattle just in time for a rainstorm that lasted a few days, but we manages to get out on the water and find some sunshine and a few fish... The fish are already wet so lets go fishing!
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