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Capt. Bob Fernicola's Seasonal Catch Page

The Seasons are defined as follows:
Winter                 Spring
Dec/Jan/Feb         Mar/Apr/May

Summer               Fall
Jun/Jul/Aug        Sep/Oct/Nov

Click on Backcountry , Reef orOffshore to
see what seasons are best for the fish you
desire or the vacation plans you've made!

SPECIAL NOTE: Depicted by these charts are the "NORMAL" peak activity times for  fish in the  Key Largo area. Weather / Sea conditions / current water quality / water levels / salinity / Moon Phases / Wind direction & Velocity /Hurricanes/ etc., all have a definite effect on the seasonal activity and behavior of game fish. I have adjusted this chart from time to time in the 21 years I have been fishing in Key Largo to maintain the best possible accuracy. With all the fishing options available in the Florida Keys it’s always a good Idea to Call your Captain to see what the current conditions are and ask when and where the current best action is.





 

 

Backcountry and Flats Fishing

 

 

SPECIES

WHEN CAUGHT

BEST ACTION SEASON

 

 

Permit

All Year

Spring / early Summer

 

 

Bonefish

All Year

Spring / early Summer

 

 

Snook

All Year

Spring through Fall

 

 

 

Tarpon

All Year

Spring /early Summer

Smaller Fish in Summer

Best Around full Moon

 

 

Redfish

All Year

Late Summer / Fall

 

 

Trout

All Year

Early Spring /mid Summer

 

 

Shark(several Species)

 
All Year

Late Spring / Summer

 

 

Sheepshead

All Year

Spring / early Summer

 

 

Snapper (Mangrove)

All Year

Good All Year

 Best Around full Moon

 

 

Jack Crevell

All Year

All Year

 

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REEF FISHING

 

 

SPECIES

When Caught

Best Action Season

 

 

Yellowtail

All year

Night Fishing in Summer

 

 

Grouper

All year

Late Fall through Spring

 

 

Asstd. Snapper

All year

Late Winter to early Summer

 

 

Mutton Snapper

All year

Spring/Fall

 

 

Hogfish

All year

Spring / Summer

 

 

Cero/Spanish

 Mackerel

All year

Late Fall to early Spring

 

 

 Jacks

All year

All year

 

 

Barracuda

All year

Spring/Summer on inside reefs

 

 

Sharks

All year

 
All year

 

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Offshore Trolling

 

 

Species

When Caught

Best Action Season

 

 

Dolphin

All year

Spring and Summer

 

 

Tuna

All year

Late Fall to early Spring

 

 

Wahoo

All year

Fall to early Spring

 

 

Sailfish

All year

Winter to late Fall

 

 

Blue Marlin

All year

Early spring/ Summer

 

 

White Marlin

Spotty/uncommon catch

 Early spring/ Summer

 

 

Kingfish

Some all year

Late Fall to early Spring

 

 

Amberjack

All year

Spring

 

 

Barracuda

All year

All year on outside reefs

And deep wrecks

 

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For reservations and information call Capt. Bob at 305-451-3322.

E-mail  BobFernicola@msn.com

Note: please put the word “fishing” in the subject line of e-mails to get to my inbox

Thanks Bob 

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