Nice Sharks in the Back Country

Scott always wanted to get into the back country of Key West. So when he planned a trip to Key West for a long weekend he of course booked a six hour flats fishing charter. Scott and Tammy got to the boat at 7:00 and we shoved off for another back country adventure. We pulled the pin fish tarps and anchored up in a channel where we had marked some fish on the bottom machine. There were fish rolling around the boat but the wind was switching around as a cold front was passing through and so the fish had lock jaw and just wouldn’t bite. We finished up the out going tide and looked around for some more tarpon on the incoming. We found another school of tarpon at the other end of the channel and anchored up again. Once again we had the tarpon rolling around the boat but they just wouldn’t bite. We caught a nice grouper for dinner and anther one too small to keep plus a nice nurse shark but the tarpon were just not cooperating. The nice thing about a six hour charter is that we have plenty of time to change it up and try something else. We rand to the basins and jigged with the lighter tackle and caught lots of lady fish and jumped off a nice big spinner shark before we decided to anchor up and try for the lemon sharks. We quickly had a nice big lemon which gave Scott an excellent fight. We then had just enough time for Tammy to get herself another big lemon shark. The great part of Key West flats fishing is that there are always lots of choices to make the day. Of course even if the tarpon don’t bite you can always feed them at the dock.

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