Butterfly Fishing Key West

We went out today just with the intent to locate some new bottom for fishing and maybe do a little underwater filming. The Shimano group is in town so Rush Maltz (a Key West Captain and friend) and I took out Dave Pfieffer, Pat Smith, Jeff and Bryan out to some remote places and started looking for fish. We would run along until we would mark something of interest on recorder, then set up a drift and send the butterfly to do it's work. The beauty of this is that we were able to tell pretty quick if an area would merit staying there any length of time. 

The system is custom made for exploring and checking out a number of spots in a day. And that's what we did, we would run and gun, catching a few fish on some deep spots and then really getting into the snappers on some shallower areas. Naturally we used the heavier jig on the deep stuff, but once we started finding bottom in about 90' of water, we switched to the spinning rods and the smaller 3-31/2" jigs and that when everyone started doubling and even tripling up on fish........muttons and groupers.........and never used bait.


Pretty strong to be able to go out and not use bait once, and get this kind of fishing and also be able to explore and get the feel for an area in a short period of time.

All the best,

Capt. Jose Wejebe

 

We went out today just with the intent to locate some new bottom for fishing and maybe do a little underwater filming. The Shimano group is in town so Rush Maltz (a Key West Captain and friend) and I took out Dave Pfieffer, Pat Smith, Jeff and Bryan out to some remote places and started looking for fish. We would run along until we would mark something of interest on recorder, then set up a drift and send the butterfly to do it's work. The beauty of this is that we were able to tell pretty quick if an area would merit staying there any length of time. 

The system is custom made for exploring and checking out a number of spots in a day. And that's what we did, we would run and gun, catching a few fish on some deep spots and then really getting into the snappers on some shallower areas. Naturally we used the heavier jig on the deep stuff, but once we started finding bottom in about 90' of water, we switched to the spinning rods and the smaller 3-31/2" jigs and that when everyone started doubling and even tripling up on fish........muttons and groupers.........and never used bait.


Pretty strong to be able to go out and not use bait once, and get this kind of fishing and also be able to explore and get the feel for an area in a short period of time.

All the best,

Capt. Jose Wejebe

 

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