Backcountry fishing in Key West can produce some nice lunches this time of the year. As the bait moves in and out with the tides the predators take note and take bait. Using the simplest techniques in the channels and edges I come up with some nice snapper catches that would impress even some of the more hard core reef fishing charters out of Key West. Let week was no different.
How I Go Backcountry Fishing
Generally I look for a decent current with some good structure on the bottom. Its nice to have some great equipment to use on my boats like the Garmin 8612s with the Garmin GSD 26 sonar. Fishing in Key West I need all the options I can get to stay competitive so my boats are loaded with great gear.
Most of my anglers love to cast. I like to guide casting anglers so it is a win win for fishing for these fish. I use lipped fishing lures and a specific jig to really do work on my mutton snappers, yellowtail snapper and grouper to make it more fun.
So as we have this weather where it is windy and a bit overcast making it tough for us on the water and people still want to go fishing. We have been able to make it work on the backcountry fishing charters and casting for lunch. I have been focusing on the sport fish first thing in the morning starting with baby tarpon fishing to get some blood pumping. Moving along after that we head to some productive bottom for a steady rod bender. I can either head to an area loaded with fun fish such as trout, jacks and lady fish or to my lunch box of yellowtail snapper and mutton snapper.
November is a good time to go backcountry fishing. There are plenty of things to catch and the action can be great.
For more information about my Key West fishing charters just call me, email me or text me. We run charters daily. Be sure to check out our sister web site that my wife writes call The Key Wester for information all about Key West.