One of the things I did to keep my kids super excited about fishing was to become very involved in the Key West Fishing Tournament. The tournament is a long format ongoing tournament that begins March 1 and ends on the last day of November each year. Anglers and guides receive a citation/certificate for fish that achieve the minimum citation length. The tournament keeps records for All Time and for the year which allows for anglers and guides to target specific fish on specific tackle to try to win the different categories...
Monroe County will open re-entry into the Keys for residents and business owners in Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Entry requires a yellow re-entry sticker or proof of residency or business ownership in those three cities. A roadblock will be put around Mile Marker 74, just before Sea Oates Beach where part of the road has washed out. An FDOT road crew will repair the road tomorrow.
Many people ask me for recommendations for guides in Key West. There are some excellent guides in Key West, in fact, some of the best guides in the world operate right out of the little island. The IGFA World Record book is literally full of records from Key West, Florida and anglers from around the globe flock here for both offshore and inshore fishing.
Flyfishing for permit is difficult not because the fish are terribly difficult to catch rather that our flies and techniques do not accurately represent what they want to eat. Permit look at a dead crab the same as they look at a fly. The profile is interesting but not really what they had in mind. Flies need to have action resembling the real crabs and until they do, it is my opinion that they will remain exceptionally difficult to catch on fly.