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Sea Hunt 19
03-15-2010, 03:14 PM
I have heard about fish kills due to the cold weather. How bad were they? I will be going to Key Largo end of March. I fish from a kayak for redfish,speckled trout,etc. Shoud I be concerned?
03-15-2010, 04:07 PM
I understand a liittle further north (Charlotte Harbor on the west coast and Stuart on the East) that the snook were devastated. I am wondering the same thing going to Marathon In April.
03-16-2010, 02:31 AM
I was back down there, visiting friends and passing thru on a trip back to vegas, a few days after the big chill, the waters were littered with dead and dieing fish mostly juveniles in the near shore areas, but...a lot of snook took it on the nose and snook is closed until further notice...there are plenty of fish to be had...on the reef and in the gulf on the wrecks...most redfish and trout are caught north of marathon in the florida bay back country...suggest you call the marinas at bud and marys and at the bps in islamorada for updates on how they are doing...snappers...grouper and most others were not affected too severely...lots of young tarpon died but the big boys moved out of the cold water and are still around......check the keynoter newspaper for some fishing reports
Sea Hunt 19
03-17-2010, 07:16 PM
Thank you for your reply. I am looking foward to our trip after the miserable winter we had here in PA
03-18-2010, 09:24 PM
I was in the Flamingo area for the event. Reds and trout were not affected. Snook and tarpon were devastated. There were also dead grouper, bonefish, and barracudas among many others.
03-29-2010, 09:06 AM
just got back from the keys last week. things there have changed for the worst for sure. first time EVER i have not seen or caught a cuda. even while diving. water was still very chilly. 62-68 depending on where you were.
grouper fishing was awsome. but thats about it.