By Clyde Powell
Call Mike 9am to 9 pm Toll Free 305-849-1470 In town call 305-849-1470
Incognito is a 29 foot Palmetto Custom, built to order in Newberry S.C.. Incognito is a serious offshore battlewagon with the latest in safety gear and electronics and is equipped with a pair of Honda 225 four stroke engines. Incognito cruises at 35 MPH and has tremendous offshore capabilities. The ride and finish of the Palmetto Custom is second to none.
-Raymarine Radar, Chart-plotter, Sounder, GPS, Autopilot and VHF, all interfaced via 2 7" color monitors.
-35 and 55 Gallon Livewells with 2 1500 GPH pumps each
-20 Gallon Pitch bait well
-Vaccu-Flush electric head
-Saltwater and freshwater washdown
-All coast guard safety equipment
Custom Rods by Versitex built on All-Star, Shikari and Pac Bay blanks. All feature Fuji components.
Shimano Baitrunner 4500 and Quantum Cabo PTS40 and PTS60 spinning reels loaded with 15 lb. and 20 lb. Power Pro.
Accurate Boss Magnum Twin Drag 870 XM and 665 HXM conventional reels
Fly Fishing with custom rods by Versitex based on Shikari and Pac Bay blanks.
Fly reels by Penn, Hayden, Billy Pate and Loop.
Owner Mutu-Light circle hooks
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All licenses, bait, water, ice and equipment is provided.
You will need to bring food/drinks, sunglasses and sun protection.
Fully licensed and insured for up to 4 passengers
We will work with all levels of fishermen from novice to expert as well as children. Children under 13 years old must wear a life jacket while vessel is underway.
Depending on the weather and time of year you can expect to catch some of the following: Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Sailfish, Mackerel, Bluefish, Bonito, Tuna, Wahoo, Hogfish, Dolphin, Cobia, Sharks, Barracuda, African Pompano, Amberjack, Jacks, Permit, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Redfish.
Variety is one of the best aspects of Keys fishing. Until you actually see the fish it is sometimes hard to tell what it is. On a recent half day charter one group caught 2 Reef Sharks, 2 Blacktip Sharks, 1 Nurse Shark, numerous Red Grouper, Grunts, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Blue Runners, Lane Snappers and Bluefish. Catching this many different species in one spot is common throughout Keys waters.
Every day begins by catching some bait.....either throwing the cast net for Pilchards, Ballyhoo, Pinfish or jigging up Blue Runners and Herring around a buoy or shallow reef.
Reef fishing- About 6 Miles south of Key West lies North America's only living coral reef. The reef attracts all kinds of predators from trophy size Barracuda to Snappers, Grouper, Kingfish and Mackerel. We usually anchor just outside the reef and set up a chum bag to attract the fish. A live bait on the surface or the bottom can catch fish. The reef edge is also a good place to throw a fly or plug.
Wreck fishing- The Gulf and Atlantic waters around Key West are scattered with large and small wrecks in depths ranging from 20 feet to 300 feet. We usually anchor just above the wreck and chum with frozen block chum. Within a few minutes the chum will attract a multitude of fish. Kingfish, Snappers, Cobia, Grouper, Mackerel, Tuna, Amberjack, Permit and many other fish can be caught around wrecks. Wrecks are also a good flyfishing location.
Offshore fishing- Just outside the main reef the depth steadily drops from 50 feet to over 1000 feet. Billfish such as Sailfish and Marlin as well as Pelagic fish such as Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado can be found in this area. The strategy here is to locate a large pod of bait and begin to chum and drift to see what shows interest. Slow trolling for Sails is also a good tactic in this zone. Cruising in search of weed lines that hold Dolphin is the strategy all summer long. Summer Dolphin fishing is extremely fun!
Key West Harbor- Famous for Tarpon. Anchor up and chum with shrimp boat trash. Live bait works best...Pinfish, Pilchards, Herring, Crabs. Tarpon and Permit, Cobia, Mackerel and Sharks are the main targets in the harbor.
Backcountry- On those very windy days a trip to a backcountry channel can be rewarding. Sharks, Cobia, Jacks and Cudas cruise the channels and the seas are usually nice and calm.
Sharks on the Fly-
The channels west of Key West are prime locations
to stalk large Sharks with the fly-rod. A butterflied Cuda hanging off the stern
in the right location will bring Lemons, Bulls, Hammerheads, Spinners, Blacktips
and Reef Sharks in for a closer look. When they get within casting distance
throw an orange hackle fly with a wire leader, give it a twitch or two and hold
on. Sharks will quickly show you what a really powerful fish feels like at the
end of the fly rod.
By Clyde Powell
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