October 28th 2016 – With the November winds coming early the backcountry has been a bit stirred up and we have been looking for more places to hide. Therefore, we have been into the baby tarpon fishing quite well this October.
Baby tarpon are the resident “little guys” that hang out in the residential canals and mangrove island channels. The weigh from 8- 60 lbs and eat just about anything they come across that looks tasty like Crabs, shrimp, small baitfish. A great target for fly fishing and spin fishing anglers alike. We really love our baby tarpon and look forward to every year at this time to fish for them.
The baby tarpon numbers have been waning as of late we still have them around but it is getting harder to target them. With the cooler temps the baby tarpon are becoming more and more scarce. I think this year will be a cooler than normal Florida Keys Fishing in November really putting a line in the sand for tropical species in the backcountry such as tarpon and bonefish until they show up again next year to thrill our anglers on warmer days.
If I were going to come to Key West to go tarpon fishing this month I would encourage you to get it done before mid November to have a shot. After that we will probably be in winter mode and lacking the shots..
Backcountry fishing has been great on many other species such as mackerel, sharks, barracudas, permit, trout and pompano. Give us a call if you want to try your luck at some backcountry fishing or flats fishing here in the Florida Keys.