Ramrod Key - Jan Fishing Advise Required
I'm a keen fisherman from across the pond in the UK, looking for a little help and advise from you experienced Florida fisherman/fishing ladies.
I've booked for Ramrod Key (houseboat) for 2 weeks in Jan 2015.
I know the seasons and months vary a lot, but this will be the 1st of many trips to Florida Keys and the months I visit will hopefully suit what are the best for fishing over the next few trips.
So what can you guys tell me works best, species I'm likely to find and best baits for fishing around Ramrod Key. Tackle advise would help too, although I do have 40 years experience as a freshwater Pike angler, and 11 years trolling in Kenya and some spinning and bottom fishing out there too.
We will have a car too, so travelling around looking for good spots won't be a problem, so of you fancy sharing those special fishing spots or deep holes with me, I would be much appreciated
I was advised to go Key West, but as I'm buying a lot of tackle at present for other planned trips to Madagascar, Southern Oman, Costa Rica and Maybe Mozambique money for my 1st Florida trip was limited.
We will be looking for a few shared charters too, I woud like to try Jigging and Shark or Grouper fishing, not sure what my mate would like to catch. Hopefully the mangroves around the houseboat might prove good for fishing too
Your replies are much appreciated.
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