Tarpon: Florida Keys has started out with an incredible tarpon season. Because of the fact we basically had no winter and the water temperatures stayed warm, the tarpon have been in the Keys since early February. In the Upper Keys and Flamingo we have been catching tarpon up to 180 pounds in large numbers. I feel like it is going to be one of best tarpon seasons we have had in a long time.

13 year old Dilon Calfone fighting a tarpon!

Snook fishing has made a big come back and seems to have recovered very well since the cold weather we had 3 years ago, which wiped out so much of the population. FWC is expected to open snook season in September, 2012 in Monroe County (The Keys and parts of the Everglades). Personally I would like to see it stay closed for another year or two, with catch and release only to give the population more time to grow.

Spotted sea trout fishing has been nothing short of fantastic. FWC has opened trout season year round now, but did not make any changes to slot size or bag limit. We have been catching trout up to 25″.

Redfish in the Flamingo area, Everglades National Park, has made large areas of the Snake Bite “pole and troll areas only”. The resulting effect has been a very large increase in both quantity and size of redfish. It has also increased the redfish population in other nearby areas of the park. I must be honest, I was not in favor of this “pole and troll only areas”, but now I must say it was a great call and has done wonders in increasing the redfish population in the area.

So to sum up my little speech, I will try to keep my comments on the lighter side.

Florida saltwater fishing report, Florida Keys, EvergladesFISHING IS GREAT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, COME AND HAVE SOME FUN!!!

So give me a call would love to take you fishing,
Captain Mitch Mitchell
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Not only are they here but they are running fast and hard! The past couple of weeks we have been seeing bite after bite just about anywhere we go. Wanted to share a couple of videos from our recent charters and some of the amazing tarpon we have been catching.

Remember – May is one of the best months for tarpon. Don’t be left out, book your reservation now before I am completely booked.

Catching Tapon with Capt Mitch

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A flash of silver, a tug on the line, then the sound of the reel spinning away. Tarpon fishing is the most exciting light tackle fishing around. Tarpon are considered by many to be the worlds most exciting gamefish. Once it knows its hooked it starts a display of aquatic acrobatics, leaping and thrashing trying to throw the hook. One important thing to remember when fishing for the "Silver King" is to always show him your respect. When he shows himself off by leaping out of the water, always bow to the king or he will throw your hook and swim away laughing.

Tarpon season basically starts mid-April, May, June, July, and August. May and June are the optimal times for Tarpon. Remember that Tarpon are primarily a nocturnal feeder, so the best times to catch them are very early in the morning or at night. We always book up fast during these times for our Tarpon Charters, so book early. We had a very warm winter and the tarpon are already biting. We are seeing them in large schools this early in the year, which means during the season the bite should be phenominal. Book a charter with us and we can help you find discount lodging at various locations in Key Largo.

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More about Tarpon

  • Fossil research shows that tarpon have been swimming in our oceans since prehistoric times.
  • Tarpon can reach sizes up to 8 feet and can weigh up to 280 pounds.
  • Due to its majestic appearance of size and color, the tarpon is nicknamed "silver king."
  • Tarpon are primarily found in shallow coastal waters and estuaries, but they are also found in open marine waters, around coral reefs, and in some freshwater lakes and river
  • Because of its strength, stamina, and fighting ability, the tarpon is one of Florida’s premier game fish.
  • Tarpon have a special ability to gulp air at the surface when they are in a habitat that doesn’t provide enough oxygen.
  • Tarpon can only be fished recreationally in Florida. The majority of recreational anglers practice catch and release since the fish is not considered to be of any food value.
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Hi this is Capt. Mitch with Reel Chaos Charters with your Saltwater Fishing App report for the backcountry of Key Largo on Friday June 17, 2011

Well this week has been really hot, in the low 90’s all week long and the wind is gone.  What this means is that you need to do your fishing early in the morning  or late in the afternoon during this kind of heat.  The mid part of day the water temperatures are up and the fish are taking a siesta. 

The bite this week has been outstanding, we have had a full moon this week and the night time Tarpon and Snook fishing has been nothing less than fantastic.   We are also getting a lot of the big Snook early in the mornings.  FWC has declared Snook season closed except for catch and release in Monroe County, Everglades National Park and the West Coast of Florida until August 31, 2012.

I know that some of you don’t like this closure, but as a guide who fishes these waters daily, I am not seeing any small Snook whatsoever.   Which means,  that we have no future stock of Snook to take the place of the ones that would be kept, if the season were to be open.  So lets hope that the breeding of the Snook population will bounce back. So please, if you are catching Snook and releasing them, please handle with extreme care.

As far as the Tarpon are concerned, they seem to be everywhere right now.  We are also catching them in the day time, but by far the night time bite is much better.  Spotted Sea Trout bite this week has also been excellent, FWC is talking about raising the daily limit and shortening the closed season.

So if you’d like to have some fun, give me a call at 305-587-1150 or check out my website: Reel Chaos Charters.com,or fish key largo .net  I have two boats available a 21’ Release, that I can take up to 4 people and also I have a 17’ Hells Bay.  Whatever your skill level from beginners to experts, just give me a call and we can put a together  a  fishing package  that will fit your needs.

So until next week tight lines and don’t forget folks, that bananas are bad luck on boats, so leave the bananas at home.

Hi this is Capt. Mitch with Reel Chaos Charter with your Saltwater Fishing App report for the backcountry of Key Largo on Wen. June 8th

This week it’s still been very windy, but the fishing in the back country has still been fantastic.  We had a family of 4 on Sat. and started out catching at least 75 Sea Trout, anywhere been 13 to 19” in length, we also caught and released a 100 pound Tarpon, then to round out the trip we went up to Barns Sound where we caught and released a nice Snook and more trout. 

 The nice thing about fishing the backcountry of the Florida Keys is that no matter what the winds are, we can always find places to catch quality fish and have lots of fun.

This summer is starting out to be one of the best fishing seasons in years.

So if you’d like to have some fun, give me a call at 305-587-1150 or check out my website: http://www.reelchaoscharters.com or fish key largo .net  I have two boats available a 21’ Release, that I can take up to 4 people and also I have a 17’ Hells Bay.  So whatever your skill level from beginners to experts, just give me a call and we can put a together  a  fishing package  that will fit your needs.  So until next week tight lines and don’t forget folks, that bananas are bad luck on boats, so leave the bananas at home.

Nice SnookHi this is Capt. Mitch with Reel Chaos Charters with your Saltwater Fishing App report for the backcountry of Key Largo on Friday June 3, 2011

The word for this week is” WINDY”.  It has been blowing like stink all week long, the good thing about the Florida Keys fishing the backcountry is you can always find a place out of the wind to catch quality fish. We have had a great bite on Spotted Sea Trout again this week.  And with the wind this week we have been targeting Snook, and I have to tell you that they are getting real big and real fat.  We been catching them on live bait and lures.  Also still a lot of Tarpon are around, been a bit harder to catch them with it so windy.

The weatherman says the winds going to continue thru the weekend, but will drop by Monday, but you know how the weathermen are, their guess is as good as yours.  We still have a few dates available for June and July, so if want to get out and fish the backcountry and see some great sights, give us a call.

So if you’d like to have some fun, give me a call at 305-587-1150 or check out my website: http://www.reelchaoscharters.,or fish key largo .net  I have two boats available a 21’ Release, that I can take up to 4 people and also I have a 17’ Hells Bay.

So whatever your skill level from beginners to experts, just give me a call and we can put a together  a  fishing package  that will fit your needs.  So until next week tight lines and don’t forget folks, that bananas are bad luck on boats, so leave the bananas at home.