Went flats fishing a couple of weeks ago while on buisness in Key West. Hired on Pat Bracher (his brother Arch runs the Pelican out of OIFC) with Overtime Charters. One day we concentrated on the permits in the Marcayses and landed 6 (and some fine 'cudas) and the other time we caught some tarpon and a bone fish. The tarpon, one pushing 100#, flat kicked my butt. It went airborne several times. What an amazing fishery the flats. Like fishing in an aqarium. Pat is the man. He put us on fish both days and is one intense guy. While I'm glad to be home, there's something about that blue water that makes you want to stay.