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December 2012 Key Largo Fishing

Well chilly weather is upon us this has helped stimulate the fishing action. The sailfish action has heated up from chasing bait showers in the shallower water to slow trolling out off the edge of the reef. We have had some good bottom action as well, cobia and  grouper have been good too. Speaking of […]

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Come April 16, charterboat fish sales no longer allowed

By KEVIN WADLOW kwadlow@keynoter.com Posted – Wednesday, April 04, 2012 06:00 AM EDT Florida Keys charter fishing crews take a hit in the wallet April 16 when it becomes illegal to sell dolphin caught on recreational for-hire trips. “This is not good at all,” said Alex Adler, captain of the charterboat Kalex at Bud ‘n’ […]

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Fishing Report Key Largo

Well everyone ….. yes I have been slacking on the reports. Sorry !!!!   I’ve been busy fishing. The blackfin tunas have been good and the sizes are in the 15 pound and greater range.  Live bait chumming pilchards and ballyhoo have been bringing the fish up in the late afternoon and morning. Midday bite has […]

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Sharks get legal protection

Love for big sharks flowed freely Wednesday in Key Largo: Tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead sharks will join the list of sharks protected from harvest in Florida waters starting in January. This rule came on a unanimous vote by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A parade of shark supporters traveled to the […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife vote to include hammerhead and tiger sharks to …

FLORIDA, USA – The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is very happy to announce that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has voted to add great, smooth and scalloped hammerhead sharks and tiger sharks to the protected species list. The final vote was held yesterday afternoon at the FWC meeting in Key Largo. The new […]

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Update

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary gets mixed review in condition report By Cammy Clark, The Miami Herald The first comprehensive condition report of the vast Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary shows that while some management steps have helped the fragile ecosystem, there is still plenty to do to aid decimated coral reefs, improve water quality, […]

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Lobster Mini Season is Coming – Things you should know

by Captain Dana Banks This is the time of year when people go crazy for Lobster. We have seen total chaos by weekend warriors that do not show the respect to the environment over searching for their favorite meal. As a resident of the Florida Keys, we urge everyone that wishes to visit the Florida […]

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July 14 Key Largo Fishing report

Ok there is no reason why, if you really want to go fishing you don’t . On this half day this group had fun catching these flag yellowtails, and lost quite a few using light tackle. Next week we are going to give it a shot on fly hopefully the weather will stay nice.   […]

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July 1 Key Largo Fishing report

This week was a weak bite for the mahi. They were way off shore and on the small size. Down south, however they reported some schoolies and some gaffers. We have been hitting the reef for the yellowtails and a few nice muttons. The groups I had this week had no problem catching yellowtails in […]

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Florida Spiny Lobster

Spiny Lobster Sport Season Early Season dates: Last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year Bag limits: 6 per person per day for Monroe County and Biscayne National Park, and 12 per person per day for the rest of Florida. Possession limit – on the water: equal to the daily bag limit Possession limit […]

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June 23 Key Largo Fishing Report

Well fishermen June is just about over and have you gotten out there to catch your fish. This last week has been a hot one ,light breezes but still the mahi are around . I have heard some reports of a few  blue marlin caught it’s just a matter of putting in the time to […]

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South Florida Stone Crabs

Stone Crab Limits No females with eggs 2 3/4-inch claw Open season: Oct. 15 – May 15 Bag limit: 1 gallon of claws per person or 2 gallons per vessel, whichever is less Stone Crab Harvesting Gear It is unlawful to use any device on the taking of stone crabs that can puncture, crush, or […]

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