A relatively windy week keeps conditions cooler on the water for most anglers while sending those with smaller boats retreating to the bayside. Those that did head offshore were rewarded with lots of color in their coolers and salt in their hair. While those that went bayside encountered tarpon, snook and lots of mangrove snappers.
Listening to new divers signing up for scuba trips in the Florida Keys, I often think of the exchange between Dustin Hoffman, playing Raymond, and Tom Cruise, playing Charlie, in the 1988 movie Rain Man
Runners, fitness walkers and paddleboard enthusiasts can test their skills and celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s sporting lifestyle July 23 during the Papa’s Pilar Rum Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk and Paddleboard Race.
It’s a bit blowy out there for July, which has kept some at the dock, while others have opted to fish in the calmer bay and gulf waters where there are lots of sharks and Goliath grouper and a pretty good mangrove snapper bite.
Participation in rough-and-tumble sports is a great way to get high-schoolers exercising. But there are many students who want a different type of adrenaline rush than getting tackled on the football field or tossed in the air while cheering for their team — fishing
For many “bug” hunters the two day spiny lobster mini-season or, “sport season” (which begins at 12:01 am on Wednesday July 27 and ends at 12 midnight on Thursday July 28) is like Christmas, Halloween, the Fourth of July and the best Super Bowl ever rolled into one fantastic celebration.
If you’re looking to stock your freezer with delicious snappers, and have a lot of fun doing it, now is the time. The reef bit is on fire for yellowtail, mangrove and mutton snappers and even still a few groupers.
Team Wake Effects won the Superboat Unlimited class Sunday, completing the 75.2-mile Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix course in 40 minutes, 54 seconds. Average speed was 110.39 mph in the race on the bayside of Marathon by the old Seven Mile Bridge.
Anglers of all ages and experience levels can register for the multi-species Islamorada Summer Classic set for July 8 to 10. The Summer Classic follows a weight-and-release format to promote responsible use of the Florida Keys’ natural resources and maintain healthy fisheries.
Runners, fitness walkers and paddleboard enthusiasts can test their skills and celebrate Ernest Hemingway's sporting lifestyle Saturday, July 23, during the Papa's Pilar Rum Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk and Paddleboard Race.