Be able to side cast. This will help you punch into the wind and lay your leader out better.
Warm waters and calm winds over the next few days, make for a great week of fishing. Starting on Sunday, be ready for some of this winters best fishing.
We welcome everyone a warm Island greeting from the Saltwater Angler! Tarpon have started to migrate into the channels and deeper basins. Permit have been spotted moving and feeding again! Crab patterns are still the best choice for Permit. The big Lemon, Bull, and Black tip sharks are still being found on the flats in search of a more abundant food source and warmer water. These sharks will give any angler there moneys worth of fight on a fly rod. Up on the flats we are also seeing the large barracudas. Casting a tube lure or top water plug to one of these monsters not only gives the angler an acrobatic show, but will also put their gear to the test with lighting fast speed and agility. There is no shortage of these bruisers. Also while polling around, big Jack Crevalles are following stingrays waiting for bait fish to scurry from under their wings. Use any top water lure or fly will bring out their aggressive bite.
Offshore fishing has been good too! Many Dolphin still everywhere. Blackfin tunas, Sailfish, and Wahoo have slowed down a little, but can still be seen moving into edge of the reef and the deeper wrecks along with large schools of bait. Watching the tunas and sails corral the bait on the surface creates an awesome fishing opportunity but fun to watch as well . Reef fishing has been popping with mangrove and yellow tail snapper. If you travel out to some of the deeper wrecks, there have been some nice sized mutton snappers. King Mackerel and some Cobia have been caught on of the reefs and areas with good bottom structure. Throwing live pilchards at these guys will give you an opportunity to get a fly in front of them... Grouper season may be closed to taking, but still makes for a fun day of catch and release. Its always a great fight from these brutes! Day time swords can be a lot of fun if timed right with the moon phase. Also the Blue Marlin bite should be on with the full moon! Lobster season is open which can be a lot of fun, so while packing our fly rods don't forget your dive gear and maybe a wet suit for the chilly days!
Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Variable winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Through Monday: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds near 10 mph.
|Simon's HoverCrab||tan||2||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Clouser Minnow||Chart/white||1/0||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Avalon Keel Crab||tan, olive||1, 2||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Borski Bonefish Slider||brown, tan||2,4||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Tarpon Toad||various colors||2/0||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Lefty's Deceiver||blue/white||3/0||Buy from Orvis.com|