Took the wife down to Conch Key Cottages, MM 61, for a few days of paddling and exploring. She let me fish a little. The hotel is right on the water adjacent to what should have been good bonefish flats, but I did not see one the whole trip. There were some respectable barracudas to be had. It's nice to be able to roll out of bed and be fishing within 5 minutes.
Employee kayak parking lot
bonefish-free flats next to the hotel
Pet tarpon at Outdoor World in Islamorada
Pet jacks and a tarpon at Robbie's in Islamorada (MM 77.5)
Nice mangrove snapper caught by Lignumvitae Key ( MM 77.5) on a DOA shrimp. Saw a couple of sharks on the flats but no bonefish.
Barracuda at sunset
23-inch cuda. At this size they make some nice, albeit short, drag-screaming runs on light tackle.
Couldn't resist posting this osprey with decapitated fish shot. Located on Indian Key (MM 78)
The shy and elusive Key Deer on Big Pine Key (about MM 33)
Shoreline of Rattlesnake Key (MM 105). Normally a great bonefish spot, but not on this day.