Florida Keys fishing info covers northern species that arrive in winter, sailfish offshore, and Spanish mackerel in Florida Bay and the gulf. Silver tarpon cruise transparent waters in spring. Black-tailed permit return from offshore spawning in summer, and fishermen aim for the Grand Slam—catching a permit, tarpon, and bonefish on the same day. Cooler fall weather puts big bonefish on the flats and gives you one last chance for laid-up tarpon. Includes key’s color and history, geology, ecology, and seasonal foods. Illustrations by Bob White.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bill Horn was Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks under President Reagan. He served on the National Academy of Sciences Everglades restoration review committee and is a veteran Keys angler, having started his angling career there in 1954. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, and Marathon Key, Florida.