It’s cool now here in Florida. Signs that Hurricane season is coming to an end. There may be a tropical system angling to become a storm off the Yucatan, but a little cool water will put the breaks on that initiative. This is fall here in Florida, not crisp cool breezes, vibrant foliage and the first smells of fireplaces, its more a break in the humidity, pleasant evenings, a drop off of the mosquito population and the strange absence of the cicadas at night. Autumn in Florida.
This time of year, before the first cold fronts of November and December roll in, are some of the best fishing. There is the calm summer conditions, but less heat. This makes for ideal fishing conditions. Longer days on the water, more shots at fish, and more times than not, fewer people on the water. This is the best time of the year.
When most of the tourists head out, schools back in session, now’s the time. The baby tarpon are still around, the flats are calm with no weekend warrior boat traffic, it’s a back country anglers dream. A short trip down the road, through the Everglades, across Florida Bay and down to the Keys. Doesn’t hurt that Stone Crabs are in season too. This is the time.
Even through Irma really shellacked the Keys, they are on the mend. All reports are the fishing is better than ever. We are at a special time of the year and with a unique opportunity, to fish some of the greatest water in the United States, help out a community hit hard by hurricanes, and take advantage of the best time of the year to fish there.
Don’t wait, go now…the Keys