Keys Summer Tarpon

The tarpon is one of the greatest fish that swims past the Florida Keys. Annually thousands swim past, around and through the warm, tranquil waters in one of nature’s great animal migrations. These creatures have made this journey since the oceans receded and exposed the Keys. Since the 1800s anglers from around the world travel…

Another reason to love the Keys

As if you needed more.  Another lousy day in paradise.  Out on the kayak in the afternoon and chased down this fellow.  Not to bad for a Lower Keys Redfish.  He fell for my not so well placed but enticingly stripped Merkin.  Once I spotted him and moved the kayak into position, I threw the…

Is Red the new Gray?

Over the past few trips into the back country, I’ve noticed a lack of the grey ghost and a surprising number of redfish.  The redfish stocks appear to be doing better but the bonefish as still having a hard time. Does this mean that decline in the grey ghost will being filled by redfish?  Will…

A good way to fish the Lower Keys

Drew Gregory fishes with Randy Morrow from Lower Keys Kayak Fishing demonstrating that kayak fishing is a great way to chase bonefish, tarpon and permit in the Keys. Kayaking allows you to get close to the fish and get into very tight places that other boats can’t access.  In the Keys Backcountry wading can be…

Good news for Florida’s reefs

Some encouraging news for South Florida’s reefs in the Sun Sentinel.  While there is still a great deal to do, this indicates all is not lost. Preserving the reefs and surrounding inshore environment is an important part to maintain and improve the flats ecosystem. Although there is some debate about the Everglades Restoration project, this…

Reasons to fish the Florida Keys

 It’s the Florida Keys The birthplace of modern flats fishing. The pioneers of the sport fished here first, even going back to the early greats like Zane Gray. I figure if it was good enough for Zane Grey (read the Bonefish Brigade) and Lefty Kreh, then it’s good enough for me.   Its near by:…

Don’t watch this video

Special thanks to Scott Heywood and Bjorn Stromsness for ruining my Thursday.  As a fan of far flung tropical angling adventure, this film is certainly worth watching.  Alphonse Island is truly on the edge of the world, and these guys cover some great aspects of the fishery.  Some would say I wasted an hour watching…