Florida: Tough Wind In The Keys

Three words can sum up this past week; wind, wind and wind. High pressure sitting off the southeast coast has been driving winds out of the east at 25-35 mph for the past eight days. The good numbers of tarpon that were here have scattered and many have temporarily headed for deeper water.

However, with enough pushes of the push pole and enough water passing under the skiff there are clusters of fish to be found. These fish have been both laid up in basins and traveling in the Atlantic fish lanes. I have had the most success throwing chartreuse, tan or a combination of the two rabbit strip flies.

Although this weather pattern is predicted to persist for the next several days, hopefully the fish will accept the rough conditions and push back into the shallows.