“Swimming for Tarpon…and Staying Alive!”

“Swimming for Tarpon…and Staying Alive!”

It is late May in Key West. Royal Poinciana blossoms siren the spawning season for Tarpon, aka “silver king”, in Florida Keys waters. Tarpon season is here and schools of megalops atlanticus are now migrating across shallow near shore waters luring anxious anglers...
Bones of Steel

Bones of Steel

ANGLER BEWARE: THESE BONEFISH WILL TEAR YOUR TIPPET APART. The fun began a little earlier than expected. We pulled off the overseas highway and slowly approached the Sugarloaf Key ramp. Suddenly the jeep went into convulsions and coughed us to a dead stop. The little...
“Permit in Paradise”

“Permit in Paradise”

Blue Heaven rendezvous at 6:30 a.m. This slice of Key West’s Bahama Village is waking to roosters, disturbed only by our chowing down fresh conch and eggs. Jimmy’s music ebbs and flows from the kitchen, “…where the green of the Gulf meets the...
“Total Recall” A nearly bloody fish story

“Total Recall” A nearly bloody fish story

Not a breath of air disturbs the seascape. A glassy grey blur masks the horizon ahead. Our skiff motors through an intricate maze of channels leading to the Key West lakes. The captain navigates our way past mangrove islands and waterway markers in the pale morning...