Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pigeon Key Arts Festival

Coming up in two weeks is the Pigeon Key Arts Festival, the “Big art show for a tiny Island” will feature pottery, sculpture, paintings, glass work, jewelry, live music, children’s events, and local food.  Check out the poster below or click here for more info.

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Winter Fishing Report

Winter Fishing in the Florida Keys is some of the best anywhere in the world.  Sailfish patrol both deep water and close to the reef, Mahi Mahi are abundant around any floating wreckage or weed lines, and the reefs are full migratory and local species. Blackfin and the ocasional yellowfin Tuna have been caught offshore where the shark fishing is also fantastic, and big game charters are having almost 100% success in finding marlin, swordfish and sailfish.  Cobia have also been abundant, both at the reefs and following around rays, regular catches of 40+ pounders happen weekly.  In the flats barracuda are hitting flies consistently, a fishery many swear is among the most exciting.  For anyone adverse to wind and light jacket weather this may not be the season for you, but for anyone brave enough (68 degree average temp in january) we highly recommend this time of year for fishing.

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