Are we done yet?

Report Date: March 1, 2009

January and February saw the usual cold fronts come through. We had one in February that dropped the water temps in the Bay 8 degrees in three days. Fishing for bonefish in the morning was barely worth the effort so we concentrated on the channels between the flats.

Ana Connery editor of Florida Travel and Leisure mag enjoying some time at the office

Which yielded good numbers of pompano, ladyfish, grouper, yellow jacks, etc.

Sue Weber with a nice gag grouper

We found the sunny days on the falling tide seemed best for bones. Once we got through these fronts, things would improve rapidly. We saw more permit than I would have expected with several good shots but no eaters.

Roger Hess displays a healthy January bonefish caught on fly

Tarpon came back to their usual spots on Key Biscayne but retreated back to Government Cut whenever a front would come through. We should be just about through our "winter" as we are a few weeks from the spring equinox. The sun is arcing higher in the sky each day and that makes for much better visability as far as hunting bones and permit go. It only gets better from here!

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