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Summer sails !!

The one thing about having a fishing holiday in the Florida Keys you never know what is going to show up and that is even more so in the summer.  While we have had a fantastic winter sailfish season in the Keys during the summer there are fish which how would you say dont read the rule book.  The big bonus of summer sails they tend to be on the big side to say the least and if you watch the video with this blog Capt Brent our summer skip even has a hard time getting this fish into the boat.  It was regulars the Keatings who were out last week only had a few pics back so a lot more to come on their trip but it was good to see Alan’s son with a nice dorado I know this was one fish he wanted Harry to catch.  It also seems they found a large group off summer cobia and as all my regulars know not only fun on the rod but stunning on the plate.

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Getting ready for one of my summer trips loading new 4 lb line on reels and buying 16 and 14 hooks not sure why but they look a lot smaller than I remember back as a boy.  I am one very lucky guy to spend part of the year in Florida where 100 lb fish make daily appearances  on my boat but the kid in me still likes to see a float gently slide away then the line tighten on a fish.  Well the quarry on my first trip are crucian carp I used to love fishing for then over 40 years ago they used to take freely and for their size put up a good fight.  Might be a different matter on a day ticket water and I am going to Old Bury Hill lakes which I have looked up and have been fishing well.  May not be sailfish, grouper or all my other normal big fish but guess what I am smiling already.