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Key West Pro Guides - Light Tackle - October 2019 Fishing Report
By: Capt. Paul Tryon

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October Light Tackle Fishing Report—For today's action call our "live line" at 866 259 4205

October is here bringing cooler water temperatures. Fantastic action for Key West angling continues.

Light Tackle Reef & Wreck: October continues with calmer waters on the reef verses further offshore therefore this continues to be a perfect time for the angler with concerns about rough sea conditions to head out to the remote wreck sites as well. The elusive Permit is schooled up on the shallower wrecks and typically October can produce some quality trips including larger fish. Our resident reef and wreck species such as Snapper family and Grouper family continue with predictably good action. This is a particularly productive period for large Yellow Tail Snapper. Cobia will soon be making their presence known traveling in small “wolf packs” up to five or six like size fish. On the shallower "patch reef's" Grouper have been plentiful of late. Many calm days our Back Country guides have fished these areas with great success as is commonly done. Most days we fill the fish box with those wonderful "table fare" species such as Mangrove and Yellow Tail Snapper along with the tasty Jack family, in our waters in huge numbers. Sharks and large Barracuda are absolutely everywhere and if you feel well rested, friends they are always ready to go "head to head". This is the best charter in our recommendation this month to be enjoyed on a 1/2 to 3/4 day charter.

The term "light tackle" refers to the equipment (balance rods, reel, line strength etc. to the targeted species to provide the ultimate hands on fishing experience) as well as the vessel. A large "center console" boat is designed, equipped and outfitted specifically for light tackle angling. The perfect "tool for the job". These vessels can be utilized for either Reef & Wreck or Offshore fishing. Our state of the art Light Tackle boats range in length from 27' to 34' and operate with a "captain only" (no deck mates). We recommend no more than 4 passengers for the best fishing experience. We do have Coast Guard licensed and approved 6 passenger light tackle vessels in our fleet (in limited numbers). All light tackle boats carry a "t-top" for a bit of shade and a limited number carry enclosed marine heads (restroom facilities).

Let's go Fishing! Call Key West Pro Guides today to book your charter 866 259 4205 daily 7 AM to 9 PM. We look forward to your call!

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