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November / December 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your November/December fishing report:

Fall has finally arrived! After a rough bout with Hurricane Wilma, Key West and it’s awesome fishing are back in business! We have had a few cold fronts move through, none to strong, so the weather has stayed warm and sunny. The water temps have cooled a bit and the fishing is getting really hot. The past few weeks have been very productive on the wrecks and reefs and we are seeing the backcountry and flats fishing starting to heat up too. Get ready for some great fall action!

Here’s how things are shaping up….

Offshore:
The offshore fishing has been getting better since the storm with quite a few boats reporting large dolphin up to 30 lbs. on some of the floating debris. The Gulf stream has been very close to Key West these past few days, averaging anywhere from 10 to 20 miles south. This helps to form the color change, the boundary water between the Gulf stream current and the near shore waters. Setting up for a troll or drift along this color change can make for great sailfish and wahoo action. As the water temps continue to drop with the approaching cold fronts, the Sailfish and Wahoo action should increase with great results. On the reef we are starting to see some nice Black fin tuna showing up, Most of them are from the upper teens to close to 30lbs. and are very aggressive feeders when live baiting with the live Pilchards. Our live bait situation is pretty good, we have been able to consistently catch more than enough and anyone who knows their fishing, knows you need the livies.

Deep off the Reef:
The deeper wrecks off of the reef have still been good with Amberjacks, Barracuda, Bonita and smaller sharks. With the currents being light and the wind in the right direction, we have been anchoring up on the deeper wrecks lately and simply having our way with the fish! Dropping whole ballyhoos to the bottom has produced nice Black and Gag Groupers along with my favorite the Mutton Snappers. Dropping a fresh live Ballyhoo to the bottom is sure to get nailed! Now that we have the water temperatures starting to cool off, the Black fin tuna have been showing up in real good numbers and are starting to spread out over more of the deeper wrecks. The last few deep water wreck trips have each found a few hungry black fins and what a blast they are on the light tackle.

Reef/Wrecks:
The gulf wreck action has been really good and should continue to get hotter with each day of cooler water. We always have great Cobia action in the fall, most of these brutes average 20lbs.+ and some routinely get hooked up in the 30 to 40lb. range. The Cobias have been showing up lately on the closer in wrecks and reefs and always like to hang on the channel markers, hoping we toss a bait there way. The snapper and grouper bite has been good with gray snappers being caught up to about 5 lbs. The sharks are very active; most of them are Bulls, Black tips and Lemon sharks. As soon as you get a good chum slick started they are as far back in it as you can see. These powerhouse fish are very strong fighters and a challenge on light tackle. We have been battling nice size schools of Bonita at some of the other farther out gulf wrecks and by tying off to any of the dozens of shrimp boats anchored in the gulf. Shrimp boat fishing is some of the best action trips you could possibly go on.

Flats/BackCountry:
The flats and backcountry trips are heating up really good now. The waters are clearing since the storm and we are finding plenty of new channels, thanks to Wilma, to fish! The Permit are on the edges of the flats and seem to be enjoying the cooler waters we are getting. The average size permit the past month has been around 20-25lbs. and very eager to feed. The bone fish are in good size schools with the average size fish weighing in around 7-8lbs. There are still a few smaller Tarpon here, the morning and late evening bite has been the best with the water temps rising. Some of the Tarpon schools are hundreds thick and we are seeing several schools at a time all in the 30-40lbs. range, perfect for fly or light spinning. The Barracuda and Sharks are all over the flats; just about any bait thrown their direction is sure to get looked at. Basically any species that you target on the flats will be a good choice for a very productive trip in December.

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key West’s best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

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October 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your October fishing report:

Fall has finally arrived! This past week has given us a nice cool north to north-east breeze and light winds to keep our seas nice and calm. Looks like the tropics have finally calmed down and we are looking forward to some great fall fishing action.

Here’s how things are shaping up….

Offshore:
Offshore we are getting into some schools of Dolphin still and have been finding some rather nice weed lines out in about 700-800 feet of water. As the water temps continue to drop with the approaching cold fronts, the Sailfish and Wahoo action should increase with great results. On the reef we are starting to see some nice Black fin tuna showing up, Most of them are in the upper teens for weight and are very aggressive feeders when live baiting with the live Pilchards. Our live bait situation is pretty good, we have been able to consistently catch more than enough and anyone who knows there fishing knows you need the ‘livies’.

Deep off the Reef:
The deeper wrecks off of the reef have still been good with Amberjacks, African Pompano, Barracuda, Bonita and smaller sharks. With the currents being light and the wind in the right direction, we have been anchoring up on the deeper wrecks lately and simply having our way with the fish! Dropping whole ballyhoos to the bottom has produced nice Black and Gag Groupers along with my favorite the Mutton Snappers. Dropping a fresh live Ballyhoo to the bottom is sure to get nailed! Now that we have the water temperatures starting to cool off, the Black fin tuna should start to come around and spread out over more of the deeper wrecks. The last few deep water wreck trips have each found a few hungry black fins and what a blast they are on the light tackle.

Reef/Wrecks:
The gulf wreck action has been really good. We always have great Cobia action in the fall, most of these brutes average 20lbs.+ and some routinely get hooked up in the 30 to 40lb. range. The Cobias have been showing up lately on the closer in wrecks and reefs and always like to hang on the channel markers, hoping we toss a bait there way. The snapper and grouper bite has been good with gray snappers being caught up to about 5 lbs. The sharks are very active, most of them are Bulls, Black tips and Lemon sharks. As soon as you get a good chum slick started they are as far back in it as you can see. These powerhouse fish are very strong fighters and a challenge on light tackle. We have been battling nice size schools of Bonita at some of the other farther out gulf wrecks and by tying off to any of the dozens of shrimp boats anchored in the gulf. Shrimp boat fishing is some of the best action trips you could possibly go on.

Flats/BackCountry:
The flats and backcountry trips are heating up really good now. The Permit are on the edges of the flats and seem to be enjoying the cooler waters we are getting. The average size permit the past few weeks has been around 20-25lbs. and very eager to feed. The bone fish are in good size schools with the average size fish weighing in around 7-8lbs. There are still lots of Tarpon here, the morning and late evening bite has been the best with the water temps rising. Some of the Tarpon schools are hundreds thick and we are seeing several schools at a time all in the 30-40lbs. range, perfect for fly or light spinning. The Barracuda and Sharks are all over the flats; just about any bait thrown their direction is sure to get looked at. Basically any species that you target on the flats will be a good choice for a very productive trip in October.

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key West’s best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

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August & September 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your August and September fishing report:

August and September typically are a slower time for us than the rest of the year, not due to the fishing, but the lack of charters. With the threat of hurricanes coming our way each week, it’s hard for customers to plan their vacation to get down here. If you can get down this way, the fishing is great! Here’s how things are shaping up…..

Offshore:
The Gulf stream usually stays between 19 and 37 miles to our south. With the trade winds coming in from the SE, this makes for some really great weed lines. The dolphin that have been caught lately have been on the smaller side. Lots of chicken and schoolie Dolphin with the occasional teenager boated. The runs out to the bigger weed lines have been quite far and the results have been so-so. Closer in, around 250-400feet we have been doing pretty good on the bonito and skipjacks and the dolphin fishing seems to be as good as it would be running way out.

Deep off the Reef:
The deep wrecks are doing good for the AJ’s, but not much else. The current is either screaming to the east, screaming to the west or on the bad good days, dead. A little current to the west would be the best, but you have to take what you get. If you can get a nice live bait to the bottom, the drift have produced a few nice groupers, the largest lately at 52 lbs. nice blacks.

Reef/Wrecks:
The yellowtail action has been very good, still getting the flags in around 4-5 lbs. It seems that after any of the storms pass through, the water stays a little cloudy and the yellowtails drop their guard, just a little and are fairly easy to hook and land. This would be a good thing, seeing as they can be a big pain the rest of the year. The groupers and snappers on the shallower reefs and wrecks are biting pretty good, lots of gags and blacks.

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key West s best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

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July 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your July fishing report:

Summer has finally arrived! Great weather, nice light to moderate winds and plenty of sunshine! Most of the winds in the summer are east to southeast and help keep the waters warm and stable.

Here’s how things are shaping up…..

Offshore:
The Gulfstream has averaged between 22 and 38 miles to the south. The easts to southeast winds have helped the weed lines to form nicely. Some of the patches are the size of football fields and most miles long. These weed patches provide cover for lots of baitfish and in turn lure bigger game fish such as the dolphin and sailfish to them in the hopes for a bite to eat. The weed lines that we are finding are finding are holding some schoolies and on the deeper trolled lines we are picking up a few nice 20-30lb Dolphin. In the blue water, look foe the high flyers, North American Frigate birds, these guys are the ones to watch when looking for that big dolphin or sailfish.

Deep off the Reef:
The deeper wrecks off of the reef have still been good with Amberjacks, African Pompano, Barracuda, Bonita and smaller sharks. With the currents being light and the wind in the right direction, we have been anchoring up on the deeper wrecks lately and simply having our way with the fish! We are coming off of the Mutton snapper spawns now and are still finding plenty of nice 15-20lb. fish in the deep water. Dropping whole ballyhoos to the bottom has produced nice Black and Gag Groupers along with my favorite the Mutton Snappers. Dropping a fresh live Ballyhoo to the bottom is sure to get nailed! Now that we have the water temperatures stabilizing, the blackfin tuna should start to come around and spread out over more of the deeper wrecks. The last few deep water wreck trips have each found a few hungry black fins and what a blast they are on the light tackle.

Reef/Wrecks:
The gulf wreck action has been really good. We always have summer Cobias around and lately they have been showing up in good numbers. The snapper and grouper bite has been good with gray snappers being caught up to about 5 lbs. The sharks are very active, most of them are bull and lemon sharks. As soon as you get a good chum slick started they are as far back in it as you can see. These powerhouse fish are very strong fighters and a challenge on light tackle. We have been battling nice size schools of Bonita at some of the other farther out gulf wrecks and by tying off to any of the dozens of shrimp boats anchored in the gulf. Shrimp boat fishing is some of the best action trips you could possibly go on.

Flats/BackCountry:
The flats and backcountry trips are heating up really good now. The Permit are returning in real good numbers to the flats after their spring spawn out on the wrecks and they are ready to feed. The average size permit the past few weeks has been around 20-25lbs. and very eager to feed. The bone fish are in good size schools with the average size fish weighing in around 7-8lbs. There are still lots of Tarpon here, the morning and late evening bite has been the best with the water temps rising. The Barracuda and Sharks are all over the flats; just about any bait thrown their direction is sure to get looked at. Basically any species that you target on the flats will be a good choice for a very productive trip in July.

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key West’s best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

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June 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your June fishing report:

Summer is finally here! After a great spring season, the warm temps move in and the summer fishery begins. The biat of choice still continues to be the Pilchards or “greenies” these baits are the best you could hope to fish with and they are pretty abundant if you know where to find them.

Here’s how things are shaping up…

Offshore:
The Gulfstream has averaged between 12 and about 39 miles to the south. As the winds start to blow from the south east with more consistency, we should see more weed lines forming and the dolphin fishing pick up. The scattered weed lines that we are finding are finding are holding some schoolies and on the deeper trolled lines we are picking up a few nice 20-30lb Dolphin. Just south of the reef anywhere from 30 feet to about 240 feet, we have been doing quite well on the Sailfish and the wrecks out to the west are producing lots of nice Black fin Tuna. We have been hooking them up both drifting and on the deep troll. Most of them have been pretty good size, averaging about 6 ˝ to 7 feet long. When trying for Sailfish, look for high flyers, or North American Frigate birds, there usually on some of the bigger fish.

Deep off the Reef:
Deeper of the reef, the Amberjack action continues to be very good. These brutes are easily taken with a 6 or 8 ounce jig, or large live bait like a pinfish or small yellowtail. The mutton spawn is in full swing, these fish are very easy to catch during the full moon and make for great table fare. The groupers are biting very good, lots of them averaging more than 30lbs. the gags and the blacks are the most abundant and seem to hit about anything.

Reef/Wrecks:
The gulf wreck action has been really good. The Permit are all over them still and the schools are very big. These guys are tops when it comes to a great fighting fish and can definitely keep you on your toes. We have been using live crabs to get the hook ups and have averaged close to 20 boated each trip! 20 boated! The cobia action has been awesome, these tough fighters usually hang on the BIG bull sharks that hang around the wrecks in the summer and are very easy to fool with anything tossed their way. The Yellowtail action has been strong, most of the between 2 to 5 lbs. they like the deeper water 65-100feet and using the lighter fluorocarbon lines has definitely helped hook up the bigger ones.

Flats/BackCountry:
Tarpon, Tarpon, Tarpon. Did I mention the Tarpon? Wow, what a season so far, the flats have been teaming with them, most averaging anywhere from 40 to 160lbs. The flats are covered with them and they have been quite easy to jump. Top water plugs have been outstanding, but the live mullet, are the best. The Permit have been working the edges hard and have been quite easy to hook with the smaller crabs. Bonefish are everywhere and the sharks and barracuda are all over the shallows. Sounds to good to be true? Flats fishing in the early summer is always spectacular.

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key West s best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

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April & May 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your April and May fishing report:

Spring has arrived! Great weather, nice light to moderate winds and plenty of sunshine! We are still experiencing fronts, but they are much milder than last year at this same time. A day or so before each front, we experience the winds shift and create opportunities for many different styles of fishing. When the winds are from the South, we can sometimes have great offshore fishing and even boat some nice Dolphin. When the winds are from the North, we have our best chance for the sailfish just off of the reef. No matter where the winds are coming from there are always great spots to have some fun fishing. The bait of choice this time of the year and through the Spring will be the Pilchards or “greenies” these baits are the best you could hope to fish with and they are pretty abundant if you know where to find them.

Here’s how things are shaping up…..

Offshore:
The Gulfstream has averaged between 9 and about 30 miles to the south. With the winds changing direction more through out the week, this will keep some of the larger weed lines from forming. As the winds start to blow from the south east with more consistency, we should see more weed lines forming and the dolphin fishing pick up. The scattered weed lines that we are finding are finding are holding some schoolies and on the deeper trolled lines we are picking up a few nice 20-30lb Dolphin. Just south of the reef anywhere from 30 feet to about 240 feet, we have been doing quite well on the Sailfish. We have been hooking them up both drifting and on the deep troll. Most of them have been pretty good size, averaging about 6 ˝ to 7 feet long. When trying for Sailfish, look for high flyers, or North American Frigate birds, there usually on some of the bigger fish.

Deep off the Reef:
The deeper wrecks off of the reef have still been good with Amberjacks, African Pompano, Barracuda, Bonita and smaller sharks. We are coming up on the first of a few spwans, so the Mutton snapper action should also increase. If the wind and current conditions are right, anchoring up from them is a great way to drum up some action. Dropping whole ballyhoos to the bottom has produced nice Black and Gag Groupers along with my favorite the Mutton Snappers. Dropping a fresh live Ballyhoo to the bottom is sure to get nailed! Now that we have the water temps. stabilizing, the blackfin tuna have spread out over more of the deeper wrecks. On days where you can get further out in to the gulf, the shrimp boats provide nonstop action for these bruts. They seem to prefer the late afternoon and sunset hours and having a live well full of big Pilchards can be deadly for them. If you have never experienced this type of fishing, you are missing out on an awesome experience.

Reef/Wrecks:
The gulf wreck action has been really good. Now that the water temps. are cooling off some, the sharks are very aggressive and the smaller 3-4 foot Lemon and Blacktips are just everywhere. As soon as you get a good chum slick started they are as far back in it as you can see. These powerhouse fish are very strong fighters and a challenge on light tackle. We have been battling nice size schools of Bonita at some of the other farther out gulf wrecks and by tying off to any of the dozens of shrimp boats anchored in the gulf. Shrimp boat fishing is some of the best action trips you could possibly go on. The cobias are abundant and there are some nice schools of them starting to show up. You have to run a bit further than usual to find them, but when you do, the schools are large and the fish average about 30-40lbs. The snapper bite along the reef has been good lately with the Greys and Yellowtails eagerly feeding in the chum slick and the smaller mackerels are still hanging in strong. These very aggressive fighters are a blast on light tackle using live ballyhoos. The grouper bite is good, lots of Reds, Gags and some Blacks hitting live bait steadily.

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key West s best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

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March 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your March fishing report:

Winter still has her grasp on us as the waters continue to stay cool. The cold fronts still come every three of four days and the winds, although not near as bad as last year, continue to blow. Things are getting better and with the approach of April things will shape up to be outstanding, considering the milder than normal winter we have been having. Here’s how things are shaping up…..

Offshore:
The Gulfstream has averaged between 9 and about 30 miles to the south. This has kept some of the warmer waters from reaching us and the slow down in the fishing has shown. The water temps are still cool and this has slowed the action down a little. Just south of the reef anywhere from 30 feet to about 240 feet, we have been doing pretty well on the Sailfish. When you find the color changes, take a troll or a drift by and you should have pretty good luck.

Deep off the Reef:
The deeper wrecks off of the reef have still been good with Amberjacks, Black fin tuna, Barracuda, Bonita and smaller sharks. The kingfish have been showing up pretty good and the groupers are hitting really well. Most of the larger groupers; anywhere from 20-45lbs. are hitting nay large live bait dropped their way. The best baits are the Pinfish when fishing this deep and any big tipped jig should get looked at.

Reef/Wrecks:
The Gulf action has slowed quite a lot with the cooler water temps. The Cobia and the Kings are still hitting well, but we have our yearly invasion of the Bluefish setting up camp on most of the rock piles and wrecks in the Gulf. These guys have been showing up the last few years with the cooler water temps making it down here and are a real challenge when trying to fish for the snappers and groupers. The sharks are very active on the shallower wrecks, these guys are a great fight on the lighter tackle with most sharks averaging around 40-50 lbs.

Flats/BackCountry:
Slow, that’s about the jist of it, the flats are still slow with the cooler water temps. The Permit are showing on the edged still hoping to get on the flats to feed and as always the Sharks and Barracuda try to find the warmth from the sun by keeping in the shallow water. Most of the fish seem to be quite lethargic when the temps dip below 70deg. or so and spring to life at the first sign of a warm up. Pray for the sun these days!

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key Wests best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

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February 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and TailChaser Charters, here with your February fishing report:

Winter has arrived! The cold fronts are still not as strong as last year, but the effect on the fishing is the same. We pray for a short winter and hope the water temps warm as fast as possible to keep the fish nearby. Here’s how things are shaping up…..

Offshore:
The Gulf stream has averaged between 10 and about 23 miles to the south. When it moves in close, it drives some species like the Black fin Tuna away, but has the opposite effect on the Wahoo. Lately we have been doing very well on the Black fins and the Kingfish and exceptionally well on the Sailfish. Live baiting the Sails has been very, very productive, most trips we land 8-12 fish and jump off a few more. The live threadfin and smaller blue runners have been the baits of choice and they Sails are eager to feed. The Kingfish are biting well closer to the reef and will hit just about anything; jigs, live baits or a trolled spoon all work equally well.

Deep off the Reef:
The Muttons are hitting very good now, most of them near 20lbs. The groupers; blacks, gaga and scamps are all hitting great. These guys are stacked on the deeper ledges and just waiting for your live bait to get within range. We have had a few true Red Snappers landed a fish that prefers the cooler winter water temps.

Reef/Wrecks:
The Gulf action has been red hot for the Kingfish and the Cobias. The Kings are all over the bars and smaller wrecks and the Cobias have set up shop on just about any obstruction they can find. Jigging the Kings is a very productive way to hook them up and tossing live Pilchards is a sure bet. The average King has been about 30-40lbs. on light tackle it gets no better.

Flats/BackCountry:
The flats have been slow lately, with the cooler water temps, the Permit and Bones have moved to deeper water and have not been as plentiful as we would like. The Sea trout, Pompano and even the Redfish have found their way down here, what a great treat. As always the sharks and Barracudas are all over the shallows and pretty easy to get to eat.

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key Wests best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

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January 2005 Fishing Report

Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your January fishing report:

Winter is in full effect. Cold fronts every three or four days and the winds shifting every two days from a different direction. The winds have been surprisingly mild compared to last year and some days even feel like spring has arrived. Lets pray it keeps for another month or two! Here we go…

Offshore:
The Gulf Stream has been relatively close leaving us with a great color change. This color change provides for great action from the Cobia, Sailfish, Wahoo and Black fin Tuna. So far we have been seeing the Black fin up to about 25lbs. and the Cobia close to 40lbs. The wahoo action has been improving, lots of the in the 20lb range with an occasional dolphin hitting the spread. So long as the great weather holds, the fishing should continue to be outstanding.

Deep off the Reef:
The deep wrecks have been producing nice Mutton snappers, most of them close to 20lbs. these great eaters have been hitting jigs tipped with ballyhoo and don’t waste any time striking. The bigger black groupers are showing up to the dock, the biggest at 48lbs.

Reef/Wrecks:
The Gulf action has been awesome with the winds letting us get to some of the better spots. The Kingfish are hitting anything that moves like a bait fish and they have been pretty good sized. The Cobia action out on the wrecks has been very good, each trip has limited out with the bigger ones around 30lbs.

Flats/BackCountry:
So far it seems like spring on the flats, we have had warmer than normal temps so far and the Tarpon have been showing up quite well lately. The Permit and bonefish are feeding good on the flats and as always the Sharks and Barracuda are looking to eat.

This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key Wests best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:

www.keywestproguides.com or www.tailchasercharters.net

Tight lines,

Capt. Paul Tryon

2020-03-18T02:25:27+00:00January 1st, 2005|Fishing Reports|Comments Off on January 2005 Fishing Report
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