Florida Keys Winter conditions this year are amazing! The day time weather is Spring like with highs of 78-82f and the nights are a cool 72f, we have had wonderful winds as well. The extended forecast looks like we will sty warm for several weeks and no one is complaining around here.
The fishing on the nearshore reefs in as little as 8 feet of water has been spectacular! We are catching a mixed bag of Grouper, Hog fish, Snappers of all sorts, Porgies and Cero Mackerels. Permit are showing up on rock piles and eating crab and shrimp with gusto. On these calm days we have been fishing the edge of the reef in 60 – 120 feet of water and catching Bonito and Kingfish on light tackle.
Bamboo Charters has added two new Ranger Boat Company Bahia Bay Boats, the Bahia 220 is powered by a Mercury Marine 150 HP outboard and the 240 Bahia is powered by a Mercury Marine 250 Verado Fourstroke outboard. Both boats have Garmin GPS – Depth Finder units, ICOM VHF radio and Fusion Marine Stereos with Bluetooth connectivity so you can bring your own sound track to fish by. The Ranger Bahia is roomy, stable, dry and built to catch fish by a company that has been building tournament winning boats for 46 years now! Bamboo Charters began using Bay Boats 15 years ago and proved to everyone that Bay Boats are the way to fish the waters that surround the Florida Keys day in, Day out.