Florida Keys backcountry fishing report June 2014

Posted on 6/16/2014
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Hello everyone! The Heat is on and so is the bite. We are on a solid summer pattern and the fish are loving it! Anglers targeting Snook, Redfish and Tarpon through out the Florida Keys backcountry are reporting great times on the water. Captain Lain Goodwin of Key Largo keeps putting his anglers in to a great Snook and Redfish bite while fishing the mainland shorelines with live baits. His also reporting great action of juvenile Tarpon. Captain Brian Gwilliam had some incredible days last week finding giant schools of Redfish while poling the shallow island flats in Florida Bay. Anglers working the tides on the Flamingo area are also encountering great Snook and Redfish action. Look for Muds through out the bay and get those corks to make some noise for a fun time of rod bending with Trout, Ladyfish, Jacks and many more. Baits fished in the deeper channels will not last long before a hungry Shark or Tarpon makes a meal out of it. 
It's that time of the year where the Snook will start congregating along the mainland shoreline from Cape Sable north. Live baits and artificial's will get you in to some great action. Redfish and many more can also be caught in the same areas. Great Trout, Snapper and many others continue to feed on the grassy areas around Sandy Key,Schooner, Oxfoot and Blue bank. Jigs and soft plastics worked over the grass will get the bites, anchor up and chum while free lining chunks of Ladyfish for the bigger Snappers. The Gulf wrecks are packed full of action. From Cobia, Tarpon and Permit to all the other fish that frequent the area you are in for an amazing time! 
Tarpon are percent around the local bridges and channels. Live and dead baits with a little patience will get you hooked up. The night bite continues to be the best chance for multiple hookups on the outgoing tide while drifting live Crabs. Captain Andy Putetti has been getting his anglers in to some great Fly fishing action for Tarpon releasing multiple fish throughout the week. 
The lighter winds this past week improved the Bone fishing conditions around local Ocean and Bayside flats. Early morning tailing conditions brought reports of multiple shots at groups of fish both on Fly and small crabs. Same goes for the Permit hunters who reported multiple sightings while stalking the deeper edges of fats and banks. Look for this pattern to continue with hot temperatures and passing showers. Always keep an eye on the radar and don't forget to bring plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. The Horsefly's have been relentless so keep some good repellent on board. Enjoy the weekend and Keep on Fishing!

Captain Juan Garcia