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Florida Keys Islamorada Fishing Report|Big Reds In The Backcountry

It’s been a while since my last fishing report, I had a little down time recovering from a minor surgery I had early September. I’m 100% and back in action so lets go fishing!

As most of you may know we had a little tropical storm/hurricane Sandy just passed us by and ruined most of my week of fishing. I had to cancel five days due to the 30 to 50 mph winds we were having so fishing was out of the question. I did catch up to some of my fly tying that I had put off, I was running low on bonefish and permit flies and now I’m pretty caught up.

Permit Crab Flies

Permit Crab Flies

Bonefish Flies

Permit Crab Flies

Just before the storm I fished a few days in Flamingo (Everglades National Park) and some in Biscayne Bay. Most of the fishing I did in Biscayne was with one of my local customers on his 24′ bay boat. This is something I like to do once in a while because it takes me away from my routine. We mix it up with some inshore and some near shore fishing. We’ve been doing well with grouper, big mangrove snappers, sharks, and mutton snappers.
The patch reef fishing should really start to heat up once we get a few more cold fronts and I’m really looking forward to that.

The red fishing of Islamorada and Flamingo has been red hot. We are finding fish closer and closer to the mainland of the Florida key, this is something you really didn’t see much just a couple of years ago. The population is getting better and better and it’s great to see.

Fly Fishing Redfish Islamorada FLorida

Fly Fishing For Redfish Islamorada, FLorida

The winds are finally starting to calm down from Hurricane Sandy and right now we have blue bird skies and I can’t wait to get back on the water starting tomorrow.

I am going to start a series of how to tie up different flies and also put a box of different flies together that will be sold on my website. If there is something special you would like, feel free to call me anytime.

November is a great month to fish so if your in town or planning a trip, give me a call and we can set up a trip to suit your needs.

-Capt. Raul Montoro
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