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Fishing in the Keys, Diving, Yellow tail snapper, Bonefish, turtles

Sept 8th 2009

Spent the holiday weekend in the Keys.. Islemorada. The fishing was slow but we a manage a 12.5 bonefish which made the day. Had a tough time taking photos as it was raining on and off constantly or was poling while the action was unfolding. Moving around to get cameras etc while on the flats fishing for spooky bonefish is tough if you are  planning on catching any.

Today I drove down to big pine to do some snorkeling with Innerspace Dive Center. Very cool outfit .. easy going and friendly. We went about 4miles and was on Loo Key reef. Once I jumped in the water, life was teaming! Since I was just snorkeling my range was limited but there were plenty of life to go around.

The yellowtail snapper were all over me along with tons of other species I don’t know the name of. Parrot fish, nurse shark, grouper, mackerel, cudas. The captain threw in some food and they were all over it. If you wanted to you can hand feed these guys. Since Loo Key Reef is protected no fishing zone, the fish were very friendly.

The only uncool part of this trip was after the 3rd snorkel I got sea sick. Terrible feeling… puking all over the place..lol. Yep my breakfast was chumming up the water.