Florida Keys July 15, 2013 Uncategorized SHARE Lower Keys Flats Fishing Angler Doug Easter and his guide are ecstatic with a permit caught and released on fly tackle while fishing off Sugarloaf Key in the lower Florida Keys. The flats of the Florida Keys are renowned for light tackle fishing for bonefish, permit and tarpon. Photo by Steve Bly/ Florida Keys News Bureau. Islamorada Tarpon Feeding Visitors to Robbie’s Marina in Islamorada can hand feed tarpon right off the dock. A highly prized Florida Keys gamefish, the origin of tarpon date back to prehistoric times. They are know to anglers for their aerial acrobatics. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau Islamorada Swordfish Richard Stanczyk, left, owner of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada, Fla., holds a swordfish caught during daylight hours by Vic Gaspeny, right, while fishing off Islamorada in the Florida Keys on the Catch 22. Stanczyk and Gaspeny pioneered daytime swordfishing off the Florida Keys. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Islamorada Swordfish A swordfish leaps on the end of a line during daylight hours while being reeled in by Vic Gaspeny while fishing off Islamorada in the Florida Keys on the Catch 22. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau A young boy is fascinated with a sailfish as the angler and crew members aboard the Class Action, display the fish for a photo after it was caught off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The fish was subsequently released alive to fight again another day. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau A sailfish leaps while hooked up to an angler’s line off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. A highly prized catch-and-release gamefish, sailfish is one of a myriad of saltwater species that attract visitors to the Keys on a year-round basis. The Keys features a diversity of sportfishing opportunities, ranging from deep water angling for blue marlin to flats fishing for bonefish and tarpon. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West Aerial MORE TO READ RELATED Regional Reports-West Potholes Reservoir READ NOW RELATED Lose the Crowds Kootenai River RELATED Albino Bucks: Would You Shoot This Deer?