With the mangrove snapper spawn coming in a month or so, decent size snapper should still be around the bridges before they head out to deeper water.

Tarpon are still pretty abundant around the keys bridges and on the flats. While driving down on Saturday afternoon, local fishing guides were packed up on the flat before Ann’s Beach. Pulled over to the side of the road to a happy customer jumping a tarpon on fly. I wish I could say he landed it, but like most tarpon he managed to unhook himself. At this flat like many others in the keys, many wade out and fish. I wasn’t able to check out many bridges, but around the 7 mile bridge the tarpon are stacked up as if they were trapped in a fishbowl waiting for their daily meal. Pinfish and crabs should work just fine!