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by syxx
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: 1/9/18 Good day in the backcountry post cold front!
Replies: 1
Views: 12745

1/9/18 Good day in the backcountry post cold front!

Well had the day off and my mom was nice enough to stay over and watch little guy today so I could take my wife Elizabeth fishing! Absolutely glass calm all day and overcast so the temperature was cool but not too cold. Water temps were still down around low 60s. We headed into the backcountry and t...
by syxx
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: December Fishing in Islamorada FL snook/reds/tarpon/drum
Replies: 0
Views: 2932

December Fishing in Islamorada FL snook/reds/tarpon/drum

Well a few days ago we got hit hard by a good cold front and the temperatures plummeted down into the 50s here in Islamorada, FL. We also had another reinforcing front back that one up, so things stayed chilly. The water in the backcountry bays dropped into the high 50s as well in some portions. Tho...
by syxx
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: October Fishing in Islamorda Post IRMA
Replies: 1
Views: 3142

October Fishing in Islamorda Post IRMA

October is nearing it's end here and we've already had our first legit cold front of the winter! It's very early for it to be getting as cold as it did, but the weather has been crazy the last few years thats for sure. It dipped down into the mid 60s here, and looks like Sunday night it will be doin...
by syxx
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Winter time fishing in Islamorada
Replies: 0
Views: 698

Winter time fishing in Islamorada

Winter time is still upon us in the Keys and fishing has been decent. Lately it's been a mixed bag on all of our winter time actvities as far as fishing goes. Shrimp is the bait of choice with water temperatures below 70 degrees and that means you don't have to waste time looking for bait which is a...
by syxx
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Early February Islamorada Fishing Report 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1501

Early February Islamorada Fishing Report 2015

We've been having a bit more cool weather in the later winter here in Islamorada, after a warmspell for several weeks around christmas and early january. This has led to much more of the traditional winter time fishing in our area. We've been having great success in the gulf and bays with spanish ma...
by syxx
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Good early january tarpon fishing in Islamorada
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Good early january tarpon fishing in Islamorada

We've had an unusual warm streak from a little before christmas to just last night actually. With the previous 80 degree weather a lot of our early usual 'spring time' fishing targets showed up quite early. We had quite a few days with great tarpon fishing around the Islamorada area as well as back ...
by syxx
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: December fishing in Islamorada FL is hot!
Replies: 0
Views: 1134

December fishing in Islamorada FL is hot!

It's getting near Christmas and business is picking up here for fishing guides in Islamorada, Florida. I've been getting out a few days a week the first part of December though from a little before christmas to before new years my bookings are solid - a good sign for the 2015 season! Fishing was ste...
by syxx
Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: December 2014 fishing in Islamorada
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

December 2014 fishing in Islamorada

December has arrived and for the last month it's already been full 'winter mode' for us here in the Florida Keys. The great thing about living and fishing down here is there is great fishing all year round. The winter however is probably the most dramatic change we get as far as variety of things th...
by syxx
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Summer time fishing in Islamorada July 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

Summer time fishing in Islamorada July 2014

It's mid july and we are smack in the middle of summer time here in Islamorada, Florida Keys. The fishing has been stellar. July has been very consistent with the tarpon action, most trips we are getting multiple fish and I've only had one trip in the last 16 I've had in July that we have not caught...
by syxx
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing March is strong!
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Islamorada Tarpon Fishing March is strong!

It's almost April and big tarpon are starting to show up now in Islamorada and throughout the Florida Keys. I've been fishing tarpon since the first week of February and we've had pretty good early season fishing but now the real big schools are showing up. Just a few days ago we had a 5 fish day wi...
by syxx
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Summer time tarpon in Islamorada
Replies: 1
Views: 5747

Summer time tarpon in Islamorada

Summer time is officially here in the Florida Keys. Summer time tarpon are here too. Those are more of the resident fish that can be found in the backcountry and around Islamorada that are often smaller in size but just as fun to catch. We've been finding lots of mullet in the backcountry and gettin...
by syxx
Tue May 28, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: May tarpon fishing Islamorada
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

May tarpon fishing Islamorada

April and May have been phenomenal months for tarpon fishing in Islamorada. April 2013 was one of the best months for tarpon in a long time. We caught fish almost every trip with exception of only a couple - and had shots at fish on every trip. Most trips we landed 2 or more fish. Our best day we bo...
by syxx
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: January Islamorada Fishing Report Backcountry/Gulf
Replies: 0
Views: 1452

January Islamorada Fishing Report Backcountry/Gulf

Had Sue Cocking down from the Miami Herald today on 1/4/13 for a little fishing story for the outdoors section of the Herald. There was a last minute cancellation to her original plans and we set something up the day before. We decided to go for a backcountry islamorada fishing trip and to showcase ...
by syxx
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: November backcountry fishing florida keys
Replies: 0
Views: 1395

November backcountry fishing florida keys

The last few days of November we had here look to be fairly windy, so I was glad to get out and enjoy some fun fishing for myself on 11/28/12. We hit a couple gulf spots early in the day on the last of the falling tide. Caught a cobia and nice redfish both on pinfish on different spots, hit a few mo...
by syxx
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Islamorada Florida Keys Fishing in October
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Islamorada Florida Keys Fishing in October

We've had a lot of wind the last couple days and it's expected to continue through the weekend from 10/12/12. Yesterday it was a hard northwest wind of 20 mph and we made our way back to islamorada backcountry fishing cape sable hoping the northerlyeasterly wind would hold there and keep the waters ...
by syxx
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Backcountry fishing islamorada in september
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Backcountry fishing islamorada in september

Backcountry fishing islamorada september has been good as of late. We've had a fair amount of rain mixed in with some wind which has kept a lot of the bay cooled down which helps the fishing this time of year. There's been a good mix of trout, snapper, ladyfish, and jacks on the edge of the gulf of ...
by syxx
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Big swordfish caught this week out of Bud n' Mary's, FL Keys
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: Big swordfish caught this week out of Bud n' Mary's, FL

They use 80W shimano or similar with custom rods, similar that you'd use for blue marlin. The George fellow was using standup gear/harness too which is extra tough!
by syxx
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Big swordfish caught this week out of Bud n' Mary's, FL Keys
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Big swordfish caught this week out of Bud n' Mary's, FL Keys

Well everything seemed to settle down after the minimal tropical storm we encountered last week. The weather has been been very good, with moderate to light winds in the 5 to 12 knot range for the most part. The Mahi bite has still been fair the past few days. If you find the right piece of debris (...
by syxx
Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: Islamorada Florida Keys Fishing in July
Replies: 0
Views: 1233

Islamorada Florida Keys Fishing in July

Islamorada fishing in July has been action packed, but it has been hot! Most of the time leaving early has helped, as often mid-day things kind of slow down due to the heat. We've had a little bit of everything going on in the everglades backcountry fishing. There has been a good bite of redfish and...
by syxx
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: February fishing in Islamorada, FL Keys!
Replies: 0
Views: 1133

February fishing in Islamorada, FL Keys!

Fishing this month in Islamorada, Florida Keys has been fantastic. The mild winter has kept our waters very warm and as far as the fish are concerned, spring is here. Tarpon have started to show up pretty good back in the cape area, all around flamingo and the everglades, and even in the bays in the...