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Back in the UK

Well back in the UK for my summer / hurricane break and yes sorry yet again for the lack of blogs but there is a mountain of work to do before I go and there never seems an enough hours in the day.  As I have said before and a lot of my regulars will know the fact I am in the UK our Fishing Holidays in the Florida Keys are still very much going on.  In fact as I wright this Capt Brent Kindell has a Fish the Dream party out all week the guys are from Glasgow and I am sure are having a blast.  Strange as it may seem as this is day one of a long hurricane season we often have our calmest periods during the summer and if you avoid the heat of the midday then fishing can be fantastic so if you find your self in Florida this summer and even just have a few days or longer in the Keys please get in touch.

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While the tarpon started off the 2015 in a very well behaved fashion I have to say it all got a bit trying as the season went on.  Looking back maybe we should have spent more time at 7 mile bridge but the run and numbers of fish at Bahia Honda were of the charts.  Also at Bahia Honda the fish feed all day and yes we can tie up out side a cafe and there are good toilets etc but as a well known friend always says the bridge just does your head in.  The wide bridge and deeper water is why the fish feed all day but boy the fish know how to work it big time the worst morning was just 2 from 13 hook ups then you have to sett up the rod again new leader, hook ect.  One guy did try to cheer me up after a bad session saying ” there is no where in the UK where I can get 100 lb + fish on my line see them jump and feel the power all day long and maybe get one back to the boat. ”

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I have to thank the permit for saving many a day this year both on the deeper wrecks during the spawn and now on a wreck we have in Florida Bay in just 10 ft of water these fish just do it all.  The power they get from that amazing tail is just so hard to describe you have to get a 20 lb fish to understand why these fish in my opinion are maybe the number 2 fish in the Florida Keys.