Fishing in Key Largo the Reef is on Fire!

Hello From Key Largo!


Well, as promised, the reef bite is on fire! The full moon brought plenty of yummy snapper aboard and continue to fill the cooler.  Mutton Snapper have been spawning and this will continue over the next month. The Mangrove Snapper are schooling and the prime time will be the full moon in June and July. Massive schools of these aggressive and tasty fighters will form. Chumming and a mix bag of fresh dead and live baits will get you a limit. We often see friendlier fish in the evenings.


Snook season has closed but the catch and release action has been great in the back-country. Large pilchards on a 4/0 circle hook paired with 40lb leader should do the trick.


We continue to see some nice trout being taken in the early mornings and late afternoons off of Key Largo fishing and in the Everglades Park. A popping cork and live bait seems impossible for them to resist.
If you enjoy fishing, this is the time of year to make a trip to Key Largo. Give us a call and reserve your trip!

Tight Lines
Captain Jeremy

Spring Time in Key Largo Equals Incredible Fishing!

It's spring time in Key Largo and the fishing has been incredible! Whether you are a beginner or a pro, we have been creating some great memories on our family fishing trips.  The trout bite picked up about half way through March in Key Largo Florida Bay as well as the deeper channels in the Everglades. They have been feeding on shrimp, pilchards, and soft plastics in the early mornings and late afternoons. These fish have been ranging from 1 to 4lbs making for some great eating.

The Snook fishing in Key Largo has also been very consistent. These hard fighters are being caught around many of the Key Largo bridges and deeper creeks in the Everglades. Moving water is crucial when targeting Snook. Large live baits have been most productive. 

Tarpon have started making a showing and this should only continue to improve as we move into late April and May. Find moving water that is holding baitfish in Key Largo and you should be able to find these incredible Sportfish. Any charter captain or guide will tell you how important it is to take care of these fish when being released. Hold them into the current and make sure they are revived before turning them loose. This will help ensure they survive to fight another day.

Looking forward to May, we can expect the Reef bite to heat up with the Mangrove Snapper and Mutton Snapper spawning. Key Largo has some of the best Snapper fishing you can experience. Book your fishing charter early to ensure you have a spot on the water!

 

Pretty good week to be fishing in the fabulous Florida Keys and Key Largo!

Well it's been a pretty good week to be fishing in the fabulous Florida Keys and Key Largo! We had our so called "cold front" which to temperatures dropping all the way to 68 degrees! WOW! It was intense LOL.
This slight temperature change and the full moon did lead to some intense evening activities. The fast moving water and high winds got the bays stirred up and the shrimp running. We got out and caught about 400 nice size shrimp just before Christmas. Shrimp gumbo, shrimp scampy, shrimp on a stick, fried shrimp.... Lol yea it was good, but more important this lead to the awesome bite we experience. The tarpon showed up in late December! We had multiple fish at boat side for quick pics and then safely released. The Snook bite was out of control. We had best luck on larger live baits swimming naturally in the current with fish measuring to 33 inches. The mangrove snappers started out slow but came on strong shortly after the moon rise. We had fish up to 5 pounds.
Finding good live bait is the key to the better fish, put in some time to locate fresh bait and get in on the action.
Give us a call to book your fishing adventure in Key Largo, Fl.
Captain Jeremy Mathis
Ankle Deep Fishing Adventures
407-808-0405

Fantastic day fishing with this wonderful couple

Had a fantastic day fishing with this wonderful couple, thank you. Here is what they had to say:

Captain Jeremy is very knowledgeable & most awesomest guide to any experience level fisherperson.
We caught fish after fish with a big kepper Grouper
And a hole bunch of snapper. Really if I rented a boat and payed for fuel trying to find the fish, not knowing were to go, I would of spent over $500 dollars and not a guarantee of any fish. Thank you Jeremy for that one on one experience. Worth everything to me :)
Dug & Marti