Video: In Search of Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon in the Florida Keys

“Rusty Fly” by Dan Decibel from DAN DECIBEL on Vimeo.

Some great Keys flats action in a new video from Dan Decibel.

From Decibel:

“I decided to put some footage together of those lucky times when we get to fish with Captain Derek Rust in the Florida Keys. Every time we fish, we always have an awesome time on his boat. We usually look for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon when the weather allows. [Whether] we catch fish or not, you can always bet on some crap talking during those countless hours of poling.”

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More on this destination:

The Florida Keys make up the southernmost corner of the United States and a destination unlike any other part of the U.S. On the U.S. East Coast, the Florida Keys are an exposed ancient coral reef that now attract vacationers and of course, fly anglers.

The Florida Keys are where U.S. anglers can find domestic tropical flats with the most sought after Caribbean flats fishes. There is truly no place like it in the continental U.S. The waters of the Keys inhabit some of the world’s largest bonefish, permit, and barracuda, and the tarpon migration brings some of the world’s largest tarpon. The Florida Keys also attract anglers who seek snook, redfish, snapper, and sharks in the flats as well as a wide range of offshore species from sailfish to tuna.

Anglers heading south from Miami encounter the town of Homestead. At Homestead, anglers can cut west to Everglades National Park, or continue south on U.S. Highway 1 through the Overseas Highway. From Key Largo to Islamorada to Key West, anglers have a number of towns to stay in that each offer their own charm, and one visible characteristic of each town is the pride they have for their fishing heritage. Tarpon, bonefish, sailfish, and other saltwater species are represented in mounts and artwork that are in abundance throughout the Keys.

As expected, seafood is desired eating, and local favorites include hogfish and mahi mahi. Key lime pie is an expected desert offering throughout the Keys, and you will find no shortage of locals’ favorite drinks.

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