Spring is here in Islamorada and so is the start of florida keys tarpon fishing. We've had luck lately fishing in the evenings as well as during the day. The evening falling tide is a good bet with live crabs, we got this nice 80 lber plus a couple other missed bites one night last week. Today we got another nice 75-85 lb fish during the day fishing a live mullet in the backcountry. We also caught loads of trout, ladyfish, and jacks, plus a blacktip shark all in the same area. Later in the day we ran out in the gulf and saw one nice cobia unfortunately he spit the bait and never was to be seen again. We ran further out and found the tripletails swarming, caught about 15 or so including our limit of keepers. Tripletail fishing is lots of fun, run and gun running the crab trap lines and sight fishing for 'door mats' a.k.a. big triple tail laid up on the surface! If your thinking of coming to Islamorada, the next few months are prime time for all kinds of fishing in the islamorada backcountry!
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988