Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Category Archives: Featured

“We want to go to the ‘Sportfishing Capital of the World’ (Islamorada) to catch a swordfish.”

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Courtesy of Andy Newman, FLA-KEYS.COM    “He wants to overcome as much as he can and prove to himself he can,” Prickett said. “It shows others we don’t have to let our circumstances limit our lives.” ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys – Since Islamorada charterboat skipper Nick Stanczyk earned his captain’s license 11 years ago, he has led clients to numerous swordfish ... Read More »

The Cult of Personality: Capt. Rick Rodriguez & the SeaHorse

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There are less full time charter captains than brain surgeons here in the USA presently. To be a successful captain in the year round fishing environment of the Florida Keys, certain attributes are necessary to rise above the rest. One of those attributes is personality. The ability to entertain anglers under any condition can be the difference between success and ... Read More »

An Appreciation of Cudas

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by Guest Writer – John Tulp I ‘ve spent a lot of time over the past thirty years prowling shallow shoreline flats in a poled canoe, casting to practically everything that moves. From time to time, with a little help from my friends, I’ve found myself in the bow of a skiff with a fly rod in my hand and ... Read More »

The Great Wahoo Vortex of 2014

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The reports were coming in daily and at times, by the minute as the Great Wahoo Vortex Of 2014 unfolded. It’s normal for the Florida Keys and Key West to experience an uptick in winter wahoo catches but this was an anomoly. To catch more than one wahoo in an outing is rare but when spearfishermen are limiting out (2 ... Read More »

The Xtreme Dream Team: A Record Breaking Operation

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The team had just completed their finishing act for Diana Nyad’s Xtreme Dream swim from Cuba to Key West by forming a human barrier around the exhausted swimmer as she stumbled through the crowds and late summer heat onto the dry sand of Smathers Beach in Key West, the final leg of the Xtreme Dream Cuba to Key West swim ... Read More »

A Delectable Treat at the Dinner Table

Check out this nice hogfish caught during a weekend trip out to the Dry Tortugas.  This one is a little bigger than the average (but then isn’t everything you catch out there!) but they are abundant in the Florida Keys and a favorite among anglers everywhere. Read More »

Florida Keys Sharkin’

If you’ve spent any time under water at all here in the Florida Keys, no doubt you have run into your share of sharks.  Our shark population seems healthier than ever and while it’s true they are an important part of our ecosystem, it starting to feel like the scales are tipping the other way. Read More »

Permit on the Flats

This is a great time to go for permit with a fly rod as opportunities are numerous and the fish are feeding aggressively.  There is no shortage of opportunities during these days. Longer and warmer days will make for some great fishing on the flats of the Lower Florida Keys this month. Read More »

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