November Fish Tails by Captain Charlie Beadon

South Bound and Down – Keys Kayak Fishing

Most of us tend to do the majority of our fishing in our own back yards, but don’t loose sight of other fisheries that can be equally exciting. A few years ago I took a trip with my buddies Marvin and Jason to my old stomping grounds in South Florida. We hauled in our kayaks, fishing gear, camping gear and food for a few days of backcountry snook fishing. This was actually the first time that I had fished out of a kayak and was overall impressed with the stealth and maneuverability of the boat. We paddled in a few miles before we started fishing and despite a stiff breeze we managed to catch quite a few snook between the three of us. This would include one in the slot that Marvin seasoned and added to a side of rice for our evening camp side feast. What more could you ask for, good friends and good times out in the middle of no where snacking on a fresh caught snook over “guy talk”! Other than my hammock slipping in the middle of the night bringing me hard to the ground, we had a great time of it. We fished our way out the following day picking at a few more snook and some reds before hauling out and heading home. Though we all fish together here at home on a regular basis, that two day destination trip stands out as something special. To hear more tails of whoppers and mishaps give me a call and let’s put together a fishing trip and until then “catch em up”!