Weather and fishing: Very hot

Another great week of rod-bending action to report here in the Upper Keys, with dolphin offshore, snapper on the reef, and snook in the backcountry being the highlights.


Backcountry’s been a comfortable payoff to escape the winds

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.


Mangrove snapper bite is strong

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.


Biscayne Bay terrorism training

Biscayne Bay terrorism training, Miami Dade SWAT and federal agents on the Biscayne Lady vessel. This is a drill. Reporter, Keynoter and are the only media on the boat. Video by David Goodhue, July 6, 2016.
David Goodhue
Biscayne Bay terrorism training 0:46

Biscayne Bay terrorism training

Key Largo July 4th Parade 1:56

Key Largo July 4th Parade

Rehabbed turtle released 1:48

Rehabbed turtle released

Miami grad overcomes life of hardships 1:34

Miami grad overcomes life of hardships