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Inhore Fishing Reprt for the Keys

    Florida Keys Fishing  Charters   &
                                           South Florida Flats Fishing Report
                                                   By Capt. Jim Hale
                                                            Feb 25 2013

     Fishing remains excellent in Florida Bay out of Islamorada,  Key Largo or Flamingo. Redfish and Trout mixed in with several Snook here and there.
If you like sight fishing fly or spin this is a blast!

Wednesday we were breaking in my new Mercury Optimax 115 and doing a little fishing at the same time. Good friend Jim Dillard and myself both had a Backcountry Fla. Bay slam with 9 reds 3 Snook and at least 14 Trout up to 23 inches. All of them were caught in a short time, all were caught on Gulp soft plastics sight fishing the flats, The Snook were 28 to 32 inches cruising the shore edges very close to mangroves.

Yesterday Les Juneau of Atlanta caught a Slam of 3 Reds a Snook and 6 Trout one at 23 inches. His largest Red was a 29 inch fishing working a mullet mud.

The large Trout are all over the place and in big numbers, they look like small slot size Reds cruising the flats.
There are plenty of 10 pound Redfish tailing  on certain flats in Florida Bay.
which we landed 3 on Wednesday.

We fished Miami in Biscayne Bay Friday and saw several Bones and had only a couple of good shots, the winds were heavy and oceanside flats were out of the question. So we headed north to fish downtown Miami and caught plenty of big Trout on Jerk baits the largest was at 22 inches. Also in the evenings Trout big Bluefish and tons of Ladyfish are around to bend rods and scream drags if your looking for fun.
Tarpon are here in Government Cut, we hooked 5 on live shrimp but did not land any on Friday night. The Tarpon were all large fish that just got away!.

If you are staying in Key Largo  Islamorada or Miami excellent fishing is a short drive away spin fishing or fly.

  Good Luck  Capt. Jim Hale

Capt. Jim Hale
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