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So you came to the Keys expecting to get your fish on but the winds are blowing 20’s and it’s too rough to get offshore and too hard to find the fish on the flats. No worries though, there are options. With a little planning and adjusting of expectations, you can still get out and bend a rod. Follow along as I venture out into the wind to fun fish.
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KEY WEST KAYAK FISHING: Equipment Used

The RODS AND REELS:

1) Esky Rods – Spinning 7′ (Med 12-15lb Saltwater) – Slow Parabolic Action – Solid Carbon – Fuji Guides(8) and Reel Seat.
– Quantum Cabo 4000
-20lb Power Pro

2) Esky Rods – Spinning 7′ (Med/Hvy 15-20lb Saltwater) – Fast Action – Solid Carbon – Fuji Guides(8) and Reel Seat.
– Quantum Cabo 5000
-30lb Power Pro

3) Esky Rods – Spinning 7′ (Med 12-15lb Saltwater) – Med Fast Action – Solid Carbon – Fuji Guides(8) and Reel Seat.
– Quantum Cabo 6000
-50lb Power Pro

4) Esky Rods – Spinning 6’4″ (25-30lb Saltwater) – Mod-Fast Action – Solid Carbon – Fuji Guides(9) and Reel Seat.
– Shimano Torium 16
-65lb Power Pro

Esky Rods
920 B Kennedy Drive
Key West, Fl 30040
305-896-4637
Harrison@eskyrods.com
http://www.eskyrods.com/

The Kayaks
1) 2010 Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140.
2) 2012 Hobie Adventure Island w/ Outboard Motor Mount
– 2010 Suzuki 2.5 HP 4-Stroke Outboard
– Lowrance Hook-5

The Rods/Reels (RETIRED)

1) 7′ MH Shimano Teramar, TMS-X70MH, Line Wt. 10-20lb, Lure Wt 1/2-1 1/2oz, Power: Medium Heavy, Action: Extra Fast
– Penn Conflict 4000
– Power Pro 20lb
– Power Pro 10lb
– Andes 15lb pink mono

2) 7′ H Shimano Teramar, TMS-F70H, Line Wt. 15-20lb, Lure Wt 1/2-2oz, Power: Heavy, Action: Med Fast
– Penn Conflict 6000
– Power Pro 65lb

3) 5’8″ XH Shimano Treval Jigging Trigger Rod, TVC-58XH, Line Wt. 80-200, Lure Wt, 160 – 270grams, PowerExtra Heavy
– Shimano Torium 16
– Power Pro 65lb

4) 7’6″ M Hurricane Calico Jack IM7, CAJ-457, Line Wt. 8-17lb, Lure Wt 3/8-3/4oz, Power: Medium
– Shimano Solstace 4000 FI
– Power Pro 20lb

5) 6′ Ande Tournament Stand Up Rod, ASU-601A SDRMH, Line Wt. 20-50, Power: Medium Heavy
– Shimano TLD-30A 2-Speed
– Power Pro 65lb

6) 6’6″ Shimano Trevala, TVC-66MH, Line Wt. 50-100lb, Jig Wt 50-100g, Power: Medium Heavy, Action: Medium Fast
– Abu Garcia 6500C3
– Power Pro 30lb

7) 7′ Shimano Trevala, TVC-70ML, Line Wt. 20-50lb, Jig Wt 55-135g, Power: Medium Light, Action: Medium Fast
– Abu Garcia 6500C3
– Power Pro 30lb

Plus a few other misc saltwater rigs that are used sparingly and some Bass rigs which I won’t use in salt water.

Cast Nets
-5′ 3/8″ Plastic enclosed weights
-6′ 3/16″ Super Spreader SS-1000 1 lb per foot
-7′ 3/8″ Mako 1lb per foot

Filming

GoPro Hero 4 Black with Sennheiser MKE2 Elements waterproof microphone.
GoPro Hero 4 Silver
GoPro Hero 3 Black
Panasonic G7
-14-42mm F3.5-5.8
-20mm F1.7
Software: Adobe Premeire Elements and Photoshop Elements

The Car – 1997 Honda Civic Hatchback DX
The Motorcycle – 1997 BMW F650

Header Graphic Created By: Jeff Kaphingst (www.jeffthedesigner.com) (www.rack30.com)

47 Comments

  1. Theodore Moore

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Man I love first cast catches!

    Reply

  2. Phil Mele

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    The man in the grey suite.👍

    Reply

  3. EXPENDABLE11010 1

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    FYI not a Cubera Snapper, just a large mangrove. Cuberas dont have stripes. Good vids though!

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  4. Donald Storm

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks Steve that's great information it' 75゚ 80゚ a bit humid here in New Jersey yes you want a temperature is still 74゚ 13゚ above normal it's been a warm tropical year Trust me but not the kind of heat you have That's for sure I saw a lion fish In a clip below yours I wanna see what that's all about U Are supposed to kill Them right? To get paid for them?

    Reply

  5. Cody McDaniel

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Jesus Christ stop talking and fish

    Reply

  6. HOOKED ON PR Jon Rojas

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    That was a fun day! 🤙

    Reply

  7. teveler

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    love it..

    Reply

  8. pissywilly

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Even the baby snapper rip your arm off! Tough fish!°

    Reply

  9. Charles Faulkner

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Time for a Go Find Me for a new kayak!

    Reply

  10. Vegas Butler

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    That was crazyyy

    Reply

  11. Vegas Butler

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Do you do the extreme kayak tournaments?

    Reply

  12. Salty 77

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    What kind and size mesh is that cast net? Small fish keep getting stuck in my mesh

    Reply

  13. Bradley Veldheer

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Rich at sunset watersports had a latch cover he will sell you.

    Reply

  14. J. J.

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Love Steve’s knowledge and content. And he catches and releases, takes only what he eats, and doesn’t stock a freezer full of fish if he isn’t utilizing it. Conservation for everyone to enjoy, most importantly the next generation. You're an important element to fishing in the Florida Keyes, Florida’s ecology as a whole, and to the planet. As born and raised in south Florida it means a lot. Thank you Steve!

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  15. Michael Marcial

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Also the tide. Really mangroves snappers never eat at low tide.

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  16. Tiffany Terrell

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Love to eat these guys.

    Reply

  17. The Frostbitten Florida Fisherman

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Great Video Steve, I love your mangrove adventures as that is mostly what I fish in Estero Bay. Man you catch some huge mangrove snappers. I really need to spend more time learning to throw my net. Maybe a smaller one would be easier from my Hobie Angler as well. Never saw you use the chum though but will definitely try bringing some along with me next time. Can’t wait to get back down in November. Looking forward to hitting your area sometime in the future as well.

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  18. Sea-Squatch 1

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    That looked like a fun day!

    Reply

  19. Bart Simpson

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    you sure caught a lot of great fish in this weather. good stuff!

    Reply

  20. Basslife33

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Great video and info hope the kayak holds up some more God bless….

    Reply

  21. Fish Corn

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    No doubt, it's a good video! But, the intro was outstanding.

    Reply

  22. Make Room lopes

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Steve could you make some more bridge fishing videos? I like the way you catch fish when you chum on the pilings. Those videos are cool . Thanks

    Reply

  23. Yakin The DE

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    What was the name of the South Park character who said “mmkay” a lot?

    Reply

  24. Brenda J

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Dude you talk to much…just fish…you've got bad with all the talk, talk, talk….

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  25. P. W.

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Hey Steve, when you caught that little grouper it gave me a great idea for a series you could do…"In Search of the Keeper Grouper." In my many trips to the keys, for quite a few years with a (rented) boat, and more recently with a kayak, what has eluded me is a keeper grouper…in season. Pulled in a few a half or quarter inch short, and I know I have been rocked up by many a monster, but never got to cook up a fresh catch. PEACE!!!

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  26. Jay Sims

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Good day fishin.

    Reply

  27. daisx beohfox

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Shark shark sharks

    Reply

  28. Ray Hernandez

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I don't release dinner unless I've hit my limit.

    Reply

  29. Richard Tipps

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Just moved here from the Gulfport/Biloxi area. We should meet up and hit em hard on the yaks!

    Reply

  30. Essex Mominee

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Nice day

    Reply

  31. dfguko

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Why u keep catching baby fishes dude?!

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  32. dfguko

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Hahaha this guy is such an amateur loser unbelievable…

    Reply

  33. dfguko

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    What you mean with crazy cold? I'm in underwear outside when it's -10 Celsius in my home town hahaha

    Reply

  34. dfguko

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Lol as always he talking crazy crap.

    Reply

  35. David Harris

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Steve the Shark Slayer!

    Reply

  36. Redfish Incorporated

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I could be happy all day long catching fish like that, especially on light tackle.

    Reply

  37. TheUAZCs

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Always a good day when Steve uploads. 👍

    Reply

  38. Rockin Sage

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    14.46 Look like papuan black bass

    Reply

  39. Robert Kent jr

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Your going tolose a firger or hand wroping the line around your hand like that.

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  40. ajandnik1

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Thought that hook was gonna get you for sure

    Reply

  41. Fishing With Joe G

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    That shark almost made you a catch and eat LOL. Great info Steve, all your videos will make me a better fisherman in Key West.

    Reply

  42. billy bob

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I miss your old vids where it was mostly just fishing. Not 10 minutes of bs before even putting a line in the water.

    Reply

  43. Chris Howard

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Sorting through those pilchards had to have been fun

    Reply

  44. Rick Perez

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    U live an amazing life u are amazing great video

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  45. Dan Westrick

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I would have kept a couple of those for lunch, but thats just me, great video as always, hope the wind dies down a bit for your next adventure

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  46. windowclean100

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Hunker down you got some weather coming

    Reply

  47. Steve Burch

    March 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I love vids like this… slice of life on a windy day = great time on the water.
    UDAMAN!

    Reply

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