The wind chart read scarlet for 3 out of our 5 days in the Keys, but that didn’t stop us from having an outstanding trip. Thanks to some good friends and amazing hosts, we had an air-conditioned house to stay in right along Sister Creek with a fishing skiff tied at the dock at the end of the yard. Tarpon. Barracuda. Jacks. Hooked and landed. We saw numerous sharks (bull, black-tip, hammerheads, and something big brown and scary), countless leopard rays, and several large sea turtles. After a few days fishing, we went sight seeing in Key West, checked out nearby Sombrero Beach and even stopped at the Everglades to see some alligators before flying back from Miami. Things that impressed us:
1. Laid back fishing culture of the Keys
2. The speed and quickness of the predators in the water (barracudas, sharks, ‘gators)
3. Saltwater fly fishing. We are addicted. Officially.