Are you ready to learn our techniques for fishing the Florida Keys in the Fall? Well, if this sparks your interest, read on! The temperature in the Florida Keys begins to cool in October. While we won’t see snow anytime soon, the winds will shift, and the water temperature will drop. This change in conditions will create excellent fishing opportunities for us, including species we don’t see in the summer.
With this in mind, we are excited to announce another Two-Day fish Camp! Our 2022 Fall fish camp will be held on Friday, November 11th, and Saturday, November 12th, with Sunday, November 13th, as a backup day in case weather is a factor.
This event will be held just three days after the full moon, which should give us an advantage when we target the wintertime Wahoo bite. As the bait fish are closer to shore in November, many open-ocean predators make their way in to feed. These pelagic species include Tuna, Dolphinfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mackerel, and more.
Our fishing style changes in the Fall as we adapt to the changes. If the weather holds us closer to shore, we might troll at high speeds for wahoo, especially after a full moon which seems to get them fired up.
We also love to bump troll with live baits and while flying kites near the edge of the reef or a little deeper. This often gets us some action.
During this fish camp, we will likely, at some point, get on anchor and target large flag-sized Yellowtail Snapper.
If conditions are right, your crew will likely fly a kite, attaching multiple lines to them. You can learn how to rig the baits, fly a kite, attach the fishing lines, and work the lines to keep the live baits in the water. Kite fishing is a terrific way to attract different species, such as Sailfish, Spanish/Cero Mackerel, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, etc.
You might learn how to sight cast and sight fish if conditions suit catching Sailfish. Captain Marty Lewis is very well known for his many tournament wins and ability to catch Sailfish, and large numbers of them when they are around.
If the weather allows, we will shoot offshore and show you our live bait Blackfin Tuna techniques on the Marathon Hump. Captain Marty will likely take you out to learn how to deep drop using electric reels if it’s a calm day. We target the deep drop species Barrelfish, Blackbelly Rosefish, Queen Snapper, etc.
If you happen to be in the Keys at this time or are a local wanting to learn how we charter fish this time of year, we would love for you to join us. The cost is $1700 per person, not including your captain and crew gratuity.
When you arrive at the boat on the first day, we will have a Main Attraction “Swag Bag” waiting for you. The items can include a buff, hat, t-shirt, koozie, etc. You will be greeted by Captain Marty and his Crew and introduced to the other participants onboard.
We provide nonalcoholic refreshments, including sports drinks, water, and sodas. A light breakfast will be waiting on the vessel for you, and a boxed style lunch (typically includes a sandwich, side, and chips).
As a friendly reminder, we recommend someone not prone to seasickness.
There are only six spots available with Captain Marty Lewis at the helm. If you are interested in signing up, feel free to give us a call at 305-289-0071 or visit our contact page.