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YES, WE ARE OPEN!

YES, WE ARE OPEN!

For those that are wondering if they should continue with planned vacations in Key West and for those that are considering making plans to visit Key West: Yes, we are open! The bars have reclosed, they were open for June, but now they can only serve alcohol for...

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More Tuna than Dolphin

More Tuna than Dolphin

The last few days, we've caught more Tuna than Dolphin but then it's been a weird year! I guess we all know that at this point. Aside from everyone's life being turned upside down, the fishing has been "off" too. We have not seen very many big dolphins, but for the...

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Good catch and release action and some Skip Jack tuna

Good catch and release action and some Skip Jack tuna

Most of the anglers I had on the boat today were not "experienced" offshore fishermen. The patience sometimes required can be boring to new anglers. So when I get a group like this, I usually suggest we start out just looking for "bites" and now worrying about what...

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Worse weather means better fishing

Worse weather means better fishing

There is a tropical depression down off the Yucatan Penninsula that is causing a lot of tropical moisture through our area. Yesterday, the rain was torrential at times. Today, it was a heavy overcast with rain squalls all around. The ride heading offshore was very...

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Back on the Water

Back on the Water

While the World still seems in turmoil, The world of Southbound is trying to get back to normal. The roadblock is down and US1 is open to all traffic again. We had our 1st trip in a couple of weeks yesterday, (5th since late March). It felt great to get back on the...

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

While charter boats such a mine have actually been "Open for Business" all through this shutdown, (groups of less than 10 people), in reality, we were shut down by the lack of visitors. While most boats, myself included, have a few "local" customers, by and large, the...

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The Road to the Florida Keys

The Road to the Florida Keys

The road to the Florida  Keys will be opening on June 1st. There has been a roadblock in place for Southbound traffic since late March. Since then, if you were not a resident or homeowner or you worked in the Keys, you were not allowed in. Now, I have some serious...

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The Curse of Gage the Bartender

The Curse of Gage the Bartender

I had another trip today, the second day in a row. It was another group of locals and another half day. Two of the four in the group are friends of mine, which tends to put more pressure on me to produce. On top of that, one of my buddies, Gage a well known local...

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Half-Day Trip Today

Half-Day Trip Today

We had our first trip since the beginning of May today. I'm not used to being off the water for such long periods of time and I don't want to get used to it. Fortunately, we had a half-day trip today. A couple of local gents that need a little time out on the water....

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Time to take a “Hunting Break” from the Pandemic

Time to take a “Hunting Break” from the Pandemic

The last few months have been tough. Between the boatyard, the boredom, the loss of business, and the virus fears I have not been having much fun. That being said, I realize those who have succumbed to the COVID virus and those who have lost loved ones have had a much...

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Going fishing with Friends

Going fishing with Friends

I've been lucky to have been in business for almost 30yrs now. One of the best parts of my job is that I have a lot of repeat customers. It's great having many of the same people come back year after year. You get to know the customer and they get to know you. It's...

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The Southbound had it’s first trip on Sunday

The Southbound had it’s first trip on Sunday

After not fishing since late March, after being at the hunting camp for a week and in the boatyard for almost 4 weeks, the Southbound had its first charter on Sunday. The day was beautiful, East wind about 10mph. The seas were beautiful. The blue water was just...

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