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!