The Deep Drop
September 05, 2015 Islamorada 1 photo
Fishing in water 600 feet and deeper isn’t the same as dropping bait over the side on a shallow reef in search of common snapper or grouper. That’s a relatively easy task, but when you’re seeking fish that live in total darkness and frigid temperatures a quarter-mile or more beneath the surface, you need to be prepared. Deep dropping for tilefish and grouper is becoming more and more popular by the day. Faster boats with longer range have now made fish like snowy grouper, yellowedge grouper, longtail sea bass, barrel fish, tilefish and others easier targets. The problem is, recently the government has placed parameters and restrictions on certain species of fish that are harvested in the deep drop venue. Such fish like Blueline Tilefish and Snowy Grouper have been closed until the turn of the year. This may not seem like a huge issue, you may think its easier to just fish for something different...but you can’t pick and choose what eats your bait when it’s a half mile deep! The problem arises when the fish surfaces. More often than not, the fish blows up due to the sudden pressure change and then if not vented properly (and sometimes even when vented properly) the fish dies. I know that it is imperative that our fishing industry preserves the sustainability of these fish but it sure is a bummer to have to throw a dead fish back into the water! There are various deep drop techniques that will help you find these fish in 400–1,300 feet of water. At Angers Answer Sport Fishing, we use the finest equiptment and tackle that is sure to put meat on the deck!
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January 13, 2017
Hey all! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, I have been busy fishing!!! We had an extremely busy Summer and busy through Winter as well. We hope to get more free time to be able to post some of our exciting adventures. Captain Kevin Hennings Anglers Answer Sport Fishing World Wide Sportsman Islamorada, Florida Keys **hidden content** **hidden content**
Angler's Answer Sportfishing Report
March 5, 2016
Coming out of a sloppy February where cold fronts seem to be more often than not, March brings a whole new outlook of great fishing times! March 1st is typically what most fishermen in the Florida Keys gauge the moving target that marks the beginning of dolphin (fish) season...well, that proves to be an accurate measurement of calendar as Anglers Answer Sport Fishing boarded its first Mahi of the season aboard the "Selfish" The snap attack on the reef and patches has been stellar and loaded with a variety of snapper, grouper, porgy & hogfish! To book your next adventure on the rod, make a booking on FishingBooker with Anglers Answer Sport Fishing NOW! -- Captain Kevin Hennings Anglers Answer Sport Fishing World Wide Sportsman Islamorada, Florida Keys
December 31, 2015
In the Florida keys, the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is commonly referred to as "Hell Week" for many reasons...the population in tourism is magnified, to say the least, and the fishing is INSANE, no matter the species targeted! To wrap up 2015, the most incredible family visited Anglers Answer Sport Fishing for a full day of the best fishing. We ended the day after limiting out on Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, yellow tail snapper and trout! It couldn't have been a better ending to a great year! I have to say, I think I have the best customers in the world!
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