Florida-fly-fishing in the Keys
The Florida Keys are situated in the Gulf of Mexico. They are a chain of of limestone
and coral islands which stretch from Miami Beach to Logger Key. This part of the
world offers some of the best saltwater fishing in the world. Why is the fishing so
great? Basically, the Gulf Stream passes really close to these islands, and the Gulf
Stream is where the big game fish, like sailfish and marlin, live. Inside the reef line
you will find the feisty, and delicious, king fish. Of course, backcountry fishing
in Florida Bay is also very popular for catches like trout and redfish.
Florida-fly-fishing: Where to Fish
There are a number of renowned fishing areas in the Keys: Key West, Marathon,
Big Pine, the Everglades and Islamorada to name but a few. The whole area is geared
to fishing and diving which is hardly surprising given the geography of the area and
this ensures a warm welcome for any angler throughout the Keys. Islamorada is well known for bonefishing and sailfishing.
There are many fishing tournaments held each year with these species as the target.
Granted they are catch and release tournaments, but there are plenty of other fish to
be caught on the reefs and wrecks that are suitable for dinner. The restaurants in
Islamorada serve the freshest seafood and some will even cook your catch for a
The area also boasts a wide variety of accommodation from campsites to high-class
hotels and lodges that should suit every pocket. For the first-time visitor there are
also a number of fishing guides who are employed to give you, the visitor, the benefit
of their local knowledge and experience. If you would like to get into fly-fishing, this
is the place. You can find classes to learn casting, what fly to use, and even how to
make your own flies.
You will see plenty of big bonefish, tarpon and snook in Florida's backcountry flats
network. Other sea-species such as marlin, sailfin, shark and tuna can also be found
in great numbers further out to sea. Saltwater-fly-fishing is a hugely popular sport in
this part of the world, mostly the anglers are aiming to catch bonefish or tarpon.
Florida-Fly-Fishing for Big Fish
Large shoals of tarpon pass through the islands every year on their annual migration.
The first tarpon usually 'put in an appearance' in February, March and April but it is
only later in the year with the arrival of warmer weather usually from May until the
middle of July that the really large shoals appear.
with the arrival of warmer weather
If your interest is sharks then you will find several species that frequent the shallow
inshore waters in this area. Until fairly recently fishermen ignored the sharks and
pursued tarpon and bonefish but now more and more fishermen are targeting the
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