Key Largo Florida Fishing for Backcountry Redfish and Snook

Key Largo Florida Fishing for Backcountry Redfish and Snook


FISH ON THATS ONE THATS A GOOD ONE THATS THE ONE WE BEEN LOOKING FOR RIGHT THERE TONY (LETS GO THEN)SO ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM HAWAIIRIGHT IN OAHU A LITTLE TOWN CALLED
MAKAKILO RIGHT DOWN THE MOUNTAINSO WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO KEY LARGOOH MY MOTHER TRANSPLANTED ME WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL NOT A BAD PLACE TO GET MOVED TONOT A BAD PLACE TO MOVE FROM EITHER IS IT HAVE YOU BEEN BACKYOU ARE NOT LYING ABSOLUTEY I GO EVERY OTHER YEAR ONE YEAR MY FAMILY COMES OVER AND THE NEXT WE GO OVER ITS A LONG FLIGHT TWELVE HOURSMY WIFE HAS BEEN DYING TO GO TO HAWAII SO I GUESS ON OUR TWENTY FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR SHES GONNA GET A COUPLE TICKETSI DONT KNOW IF SHE IS GONNA TAKE ME [LAUGHING] BUT SHES GONNA GET A COUPLE TICKETSTHERE HE IS COME ON OUT BABY COME ON OUTSTAYING DOWN NICE SNAPPER THE LEGAL SNAPPER HERE ARE WHATTEN INCHESTEN INCHES INSHORE THAT WOULD BE A SANDWICH THERE HUHMMM HMMPRETTY LITTLE SNAPPER GRAY SNAPPER MANGROVE SNAPPER SO WHAT DO WE GOT HERE TONY AS FAR AS THE BOTTOM AND STRUCTURE DOWN THERETHERES A LOT OF LITTLE BRANCHES RIGHT ALONG THE MANGROVES AND AS YOU CAN SEE THERES DIRTY WATER RIGHT ALONG THE MANGROVES THERE IS A LITTLE WASHOUT ITS ONLY ABOUT SIX OR EIGHT INCHES DIFFERENCE AND THEY AMBUSH WHAT THEY DO IS THEY HIDE BEHIND THESE BRANCHES NOW THERES A COUPLE OLD LOGS DOWN THERE THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS OR SO AND THEY JUST HIDE ON THE BACK SIDE OF THEM AND AMBUSH EVERYTHING THAT GOES BYWELL GET YA A BAIT OUT THERE AND SEE IF YOU CANT GET ONE TO AMBUSH YOUABSOLUTELYGOT THE SNAPPERS CHUMMED UPI DONT KNOW IF THIS IS A SNAPPER NO SNOOK BIG SNOOKOOH THAT TURNED INTO A REAL ONE DIDNT ITOH NICE FISHGOOD JOB THERE CAPTAIN TONYBLAIR GET MEHE AINT READY YET IS HE YOU SAID THEY DONT FIGHT TOO HARD HERE HUHBEAUTIFUL FISH TONY COME HERE DUDE OOH HE JUST SHOOK THE HOOK OUT CHECK THAT BROTHER OUT RIGHT THEREWELCOME TO THIS EPISODE OF ADDICTIVE FISHING WE ARE DOWN OFF OF KEY LARGO WE GOT CAPTAIN TONY DELOSSANTOS WITH US AND WE HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO FISH WITH TONY FOR ABOUT EIGHT OR NINE YEARS NOWAT LEASTBUT UH BACK DOWN IN KEY LARGO CATCHING THE TARGETED SPECIES RIGHT NOW WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE FISHING WITH CAPTAIN TONY DELOSSANTOS AND A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE FLORIDA KEYS LETS PUT THIS PUPPY BACK IN THE WATER BROTHER BEAUTIFUL FISHHE AINT BEEN IN THE BACK COUNTRY AT ALL YOU CAN USUALLY TELL WHEN THEY ARE IN THE BACK COUNTRY THEY GET STAINED UP LIKE AN EASTER EGG THAT TANIC WATER TURNS THEM ALL BROWN COME ON HES ALMOST READY AND OFF HE GOES RIGHT UNDER THE BOAT(PLAY IT)ADDICTIVE FISHING IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DICKS SPORTING GOODS EVERY SEASON STARTS AT DICKS SKEETER BOATS ENGINEERED LIKE NO OTHER WRIGHT AND MCGILL NEVER COMPROMISE AND BY MINN KOTA ANYWHERE ANYTIMEOOH THAT FELT LIKE A HITWELL WELCOME BACK FOLKS WE HAVE CHANGED LOCATIONS HERE WE WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE KEY OVER THERE HAD THE WIND BLOWING US IN THE WRONG DIRECTION NOW WE GOT THE WIND BLOWING US PERFECT WE ARE ABLE TO PITCH OUR BAITS UNDERNEATH THIS MANGROVE HERE AND WHAT DO YOU SAY THERES A BIG CUT OUT HEREABSOLUTELY AS YOU CAN SEE YOU CAN LOOK UNDERNEATH THE MANGROVES HERE AND IT GOES ABOUT TWELVE FEET UNDER THE MANGROVESTHAT IS AWESOME AND LET ME SHOW YOU HOW WE ARE HOOKING THESE PILCHARDS HERE THERES ABOUT TWENTY DIFFERENT WAYS TO HOOK THESE BAITS BUT WHAT I LIKE DOING WITH THESE SNOOK FISHING WE ARE USING TROKAR CIRCLE HOOKS RIGHT NOW AND THERES A LITTLE SPOT RIGHT BEHIND THE PECK FIN AND IT JUST GOES IN THERE REAL EASY AND IF YOU GET THEM BACK TO FAR THEY WILL SCREAM AT YA AND I MEAN THEY WILL SCREAM AT YA BUT THATS HOW TO RIG A PILCHARD FOR ANY TYPE OF FISHING ALMOST LIKE RIGGING SHINERSOH OH OH HERE WE GO THERE HE IS THAT LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE SNOOKIE HUHSNOOKTHERE HE
IS HE DISAPPEARED IN THAT CEMENT COLORED WATER THEY DISAPPEAR WHEN THEY GO DOWN THREE INCHES HUHYEAH THIS WINDTHATS ONE OF THE ONES FROM ABOUT THREE YEARS OLD THREE AND A HALF FOUR YEAR OLD SNOOKYA KNOW I TOLD YOU EARLIER YOU ASKED IF I WANTED TO KEEP A SNOOK AND I VOWED DURING THAT FREEZE IN TWENTY TEN AFTER I SAW SO MANY OF THESE DEAD UP HERE AND ALL OVER THE STATE OF FLORIDA I WAS GETTING PICTURES FROM EVERYWHERE JUST ALL THE DEAD SNOOK FROM THAT FREEZE AND THAT ONE RIGHT THERE IS ABOUT A THREE AND A HALF YEAR OLD SNOOK BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FISH AND IVE DONE THIS ABOUT A MILLION TIMES ON THE SHOW BUT EVERY FISH HAS THAT LATERAL LINE RIGHT DOWN THE CENTER OF THEIR BODY AND THATS HOW THEY ARE ABLE TO PICK UP VIBRATIONS FROM THESE FISH DOWN HERE JUST KIND OF WIGGLING AROUND THEY PICK UP THE VIBRATIONS AND COME OVER AND CHECK IT OUT AND THERE HE GOES I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A GROWN ONE COME OUT OF THERE THINK WE ARE GONNA SEE A GROWN ONE OTHER THAN THAT OTHER ONE TODAYI THINK SOI WANT TO SEE ONE PULL ON MY DRAG TONY WHATS THE NAME OF YOUR CHARTER BUSINESSLYIN HAWAIIAN CHARTERSLYIN HAWAIIAN AND UH WHAT CONSTITUES THE LYING PARTI KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO ASK THAT [LAUGHING]WELL ALL FISHERMEN ARE TRULY LIARSNAHHHWELL ABOUT THE SIZE A LITTLE BITI NEVER LIE ABOUT THE SIZE NEVERNO WELL I DO IM A FULL TIME GUIDE IF MY ANGLER TELLS ME ITS THIRTY INCHES AND ITS ONLY TWENTY SIX GUESS WHAT ITS THIRTY INCHESITS THIRTY INCHES [LAUGHING] YEAH THATS A TWELVE POUNDERAND IM HAWAIIAN SO IT FITOH THERES A HITCOME ON OUT BUDDY I GOT HIM THATS A GOOD ONENICE FISHTHAT ONE MADE IT THROUGH THE FREEZE THAT ONES OVER FOUR YEARS OLD YES SIRONLY THE STRONG SURVIVETHATS A FACT HE MUST HAVE BEEN A STRONG ONE AS A LITTLE FINGERLING RIGHT TO YOU THERE BROTHERSWEET THE TARGETED SPECIES I THINK THAT ONE COULD JUST BE A SNOOK THATS BEEN EATING WELL THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL FISH THOUGH ISNT IT YOU KNOW FOR YOU FRESHWATER FISHERMEN OUT THERE THAT HAVE NEVER CAUGHT A SNOOK IF YOU EVER COME DOWN AND GET INTO AN AREA AND HAVE YOUR OWN SKEETER THAT YOU ARE TAKING OUT IF YOU KINDA WORK YOUR LURES OR USING LIVE BAIT IF YOU ARE WORKING THE LIVE BAIT THEY TEND TO HANG AROUND STRUCTURE JUST LIKE A LARGEMOUTH BASS DOES A LOT OF TIMES IVE ALWAYS SAID THAT SNOOK ARE THE LARGEMOUTH BASS OF SALTWATER SO IF YALL COME OUT WITH CAPTAIN TONY AND PLAY LIKE YOU ARE BASS FISHING AND YOU COULD CATCH A SNOOK [LAUGHING] YALL STAY TUNED WE ARE GONNA BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE FISHING WITH CAPTAIN TONY DELOSSANTOS RIGHT HERE IN KEY LARGOSO TONY NOW THAT WE HAVE CHANGED SPOTS ARE THE SAME FISH HERE ORNO PRIMARILY YOU WONT GET TOO MANY MANGROVE SNAPPERS YOU WILL PRIMARILY GET REDFISH AND SNOOK HERE USUALLY YOU WILL GET SOME JACK CREVALLE PASSING BY CHASING THE MULLET AS YOU CAN SEE ALL THESE LITTLE MUDS RIGHT HERE THERES MULLET PASSING BY THERE IS DIRTY WATER AND A LOT OF FLOW HERE WITH A LOT OF BAIT THERES SOME GOOD FISH HERELET ME TELL YA THESE REELS AND RODS ARE BALANCEDYEAH WE MAKE EACH ROD BASICALLY YOU TARGET LIKE A SIX NINE SOMETHING WE WE USE TO CALL AN ULTRA LIGHT I TARGET SMALL FISH BIG FISH WITH THAT ITS JUST A LOT OF FUN TO CATCH BUT YOU START GETTING INTO THE SEVEN TWO LIKE WHAT YOU GOT THERE I GOT IT RIGGED WITH FIFTEEN YOU JUST WANT TO STEP UP LIKE YOU TOLD ME THEY FIGHT PRETTY GOOD HERE SO I CHANGED OUT TO THE SEVEN SIXHERE WE GO AGAIN AHH THIS MIGHT BE A RED HERE YEAH ITS A REDREDFISHREDFISH OUT OF THE GREEN WATERTHAT MIGHT BE A GROWN REDFISHIT IS OHH WHAT A BEAUTNICE REDFISHTHOSE TOURNAMENTS THAT WE USE TO DO DOWN HERE WITH CAPTAIN LEON THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WINNING FISHHE WAS ONE OF MY MENTORSI SURE MISS HIM
YES SIR THATS A PRETTY ONEDO YOU USUALLY FIND THEM IN SCHOOLS WHEN THEY MOVE INNO JUST SINGLES AND DOUBLES HERECOME HERE LITTLE DUDE COME ON COME ONYES SIR THATS A PRETTY LITTLE REDFISH
TONYSURE ISONE SPOT ON THAT SIDE TWO ON THAT ONE THEY GOT A TRANSLUCENT COLOR HERE JUST LIKE THEM SNOOKYEAH THEY DO BEAUTIFUL FISHPRETTY FISH BROTHER PRETTY FISH AND OFF HE GOES I THINK I COULD GO FOR ANOTHER ONE SEE IF I CAN GET ME A REDFISH NOWWELL HEY FOLKS WE KIND OF CHANGED POSITIONS A LITTLE BIT WE ARE WITH CAPTAIN TONY IN ONE OF HIS SECRET SECRET SPOTS I DONT THINK ANYBODY COMES BACK IN HERE IS WHAT YOU SAID RIGHTNOT TOO MANYWE ARE USING A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT RIG TOO IF YOU SEE IT PRETTY MUCH THE SAME TYPE RIG I USE OFFSHORE FOR FLOUNDER ITS A KNOCKER RIG AND THE REASON FOR THE KNOCKER RIG IS CAUSE IT WILL HOLD THE BAIT ON THE BOTTOM AND IF YOU SEE THE CURRENT THATS COMING THROUGH HERE IT IS ABSOLUTELY JUST FEEDING EVERYTHING BACK THERE NOW CAPTAIN TONYS SECRET IS TO GET RID OF THE HEAD IT IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT HE COMES AROUND AND FISHES DEAD BAIT BECAUSE OF THE FISH HERE SO POP THE HEAD OFFSO WHAT ARE WE GONNA CATCH BACK IN HEREWELL WE WILL CATCH SPECKLED TROUT MANGROVE
SNAPPER SNOOK OCCASIONAL REDFISH THEY LIKE EM DEAD HERE FOR SOME REASON BUT THEY LIKE THEM FRESH AND TWITCHING THEY LIKE THE BAIT NEAR THE BOTTOMHERE WE GO THERE WE GO THAT FEELS LIKE A BETTER FISHYES IT IS IT IS A SNOOKLET WANT TO GRAB HIMI TOLD YOU THE LUCK WORKS YOU GOTTA BITE THEIR HEADS OFFCOME ON DUDE WE ARE GONNA LET YOU GO I WOULD BE RUNNING AWAY FROM HIM TOO IF I WERE YOU HE HAS THROWN EVERYTHING IN THE LIVE
WELL [LAUGHING]THATS A PRETTY ONE HUHSURE ISBEAUTIFUL FISH ITS A SNOOKLET COME TO KEY LARGO AND BOOK TONY DELOSSANTOS LYIN HAWAIIAN CHARTERS AND YOU TOO CAN COME CATCH A SNOOKLET YALL STAY TUNED WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE FISHINGPLAY ITADDICTIVE FISHING IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DOA LURES THE UNFAIR ADVANTAGE HUMMINBIRD SIMPLY CLEARLY BETTER TROKAR THE WORLDS SHARPEST HOOKS AND BY STAR BRITE THE WORLD WIDE LEADER IN MARINE AUTOMOTIVE AND RV CARE PRODUCTSRIG IT RIGHT BY WRIGHT AND MCGILLBEEN WANTING TO FISH WITH CAPTAIN TONY DELOSSANTOS NOW FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS TONY SAID I GOT A GREAT PLACE WE CAN GO AND CATCH SOME BAIT HEAD BACK IN THE BACK COUNTRY AND CATCH SNOOK REDFISH AND TROUT SO THATS WHAT WE DID AND WE HAD A BALL DOING IT [PRETTY LITTLE TROUT] THERE IS A TECHNIQUE I USE WHEN IM FISHING MANGROVES IF IM UP ON THE FRONT OF THE BOAT AND I HAPPEN TO HOOK A FISH I WILL RUN TO THE BACK OF THE BOAT I USE TO WITH A J HOOK AS SOON AS YOU GET HIT BOOM YOU SET THE HOOK AND YOU GET HIS HEAD TURNED AND YOU CAN GET HIM OUT OF THE MANGROVES [FISH ON THATS ONE THATS A GOOD ONE] MOST PEOPLE WHEN THEY HOOK THE FIRST THING THEY WANT TO DO IS RAISE THAT ROD TIP UP LIKE THIS AND IF YOU RAISE YOUR ROD TIP UP AND HE GOES BACK IN THE MANGROVES ITS OVER SO IF YOU HAVE YOUR LINE COMING FROM UNDER THE WATER UP TO THE FISH INSTEAD OF DOWN TO THE FISH YOUR CHANCES ARE YOU ARE GOING TO CATCH THAT FISH [COME HERE DUDE OHH HE JUST SHOOK THE HOOK OUT] AND WHAT A CIRCLE HOOK DOES IS NINETY NINE PERCENT OF THE TIME IS GONNA HOOK THEM RIGHT IN THE CORNER OF THE MOUTH SO THE MORTALITY RATE WHEN YOU RELEASE THEM AFTER YOU CATCH THEM WITH A CIRCLE HOOK AND IF YOU HOLD THEM RIGHT AND SUPPORT THEIR BELLIES THEY ARE GONNA LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY [BEAUTIFUL FISH] SO I SAID IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE TO GO DOWN THERE TO FISH WITH THAT LYIN HAWAIIAN CAPTAIN TONY DELOSSANTOS I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU DO IT KEY LARGO IS ONE BEAUTIFUL PLACE REMEMBER ONE THING THOUGH EVERY FISHING SEASON STARTS RIGHT HERE AT DICKSRIG IT RIGHT BY WRIGHT AND MCGILLI JUST GOT SNATCHEDALRIGHT GUYS WE HAVE CHANGED SPOTS ONCE AGAIN IF YALL LOOK AT THIS FLAT OUT HERE ITS TOTALLY WHITE AND WE ARE NOT IN WHITEWATER BAY THE WIND IS TOTALLY HOWLING AND WHAT ITS DOING IS ITS PUSHING ALL THIS WATER ACROSS THE FLAT INTO THIS KEY RIGHT HERE AND THERE IS ONE SLICE THAT CUTS THROUGH THE KEY RIGHT HERE SO THERES A DEEP CHANNEL AND TONY SAYS I THINK THERES ONE SPOT ON THIS WHOLE FLAT THAT I THINK WE CAN GO CATCH A FISH SO WE ARE GOING TO DO OUR BEST TO SHOW YOU ONE OF THESE BIG SNOOK FROM SOUTH FLORIDA THEY ARE HERE WE HAVE SEEN THEMSEEN SOME CUDAS TOO HOPEFULLY THEY STAY OFFAND SOME HORSE FLIESOH WHEN THE HORSE FLIES ARE BITING YOU THATS WHEN THE OH HERE WE GOI GOT A FISH SON OF A GUN I NEVER EVEN FELT HIM HIT COME ON OUT DUDE COME ON OUT THATS A GOOD FISH WHATEVER IT IS YOU GET REDFISH HERENEVER CAUGHT ONE HEREWELL THERES A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING BROTHER [LAUGHING] I NEVER CAN GET AWAY FROM REDFISH THEY FOLLOW MEMAN HE WAS ALL UP INTO THAT MANGROVETHATS A BEAUTIFUL FISH THEREYEAH IT IS IT LOOKS LIKE A SHARK HIT HIM HE DONT WANT TO GET ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BOAT HE PROBABLY DONT WANT TO GET ON THAT SIDE OF THE BOAT CAUSE THATS THE DEEP SIDE WHERE THE SHARKS ARE HUH [LAUGHING]YEAH THATS AN OLD SCAR ON HIM LOOK AT THAT NOT TOO OLD HES MISSING SOME SCALESWHAT A BEAUTIFUL FISH THIS ISLOOK AT THAT MOUTH BITE THOUGH RIGHT THERE WOW HEY JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THEY ARE TOUGH I GOT HIM THEY ARE VERY TOUGH IF HE CAN SURVIVE THAT SHARK BITE RIGHT THERE HE CAN SURVIVE LEAVING THAT HOOK IN HIM SO LETS GET HIM BACK IN THE WATER AND LET HIM SURVIVE THERE HE GOESOH THAT WAS A PRETTY ONE TOO BAD HE GOT ALL CHEWED UP WELL TONY WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE REST OF THIS DAY BROTHERI THINK ITS ABOUT TIME TO HEAD BACK TO THE BARNTIME FOR THE BARN WELL ITS BEEN A GREAT DAY BEEN AN AWESOME DAY SO IF ANY OF YALL EVER GET A CHANCE TO COME DOWN HERE TO KEY LARGO MAKE SURE YOU LOOK UP CAPTAIN TONY DELOSSANTOS WHATS YOUR WEBSITELYING HAWAIIAN CHARTERSLYING HAWAIIAN DOT COM AWESOME DAY EVEN THOUGH WE HAD BAD WEATHER AND YALL WANT TO COME DOWN HERE AND CATCH A LOT OF FISH MAKE SURE YOU COME BOOK CAPTAIN TONY CAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT HES DOING DOWN HERE TWENTY FIVE YEARS GUIDING NOWABSOLUTELY COME DOWN TO KEY LARGOROCK AND ROLLTO ALL MY FAMILY IN HAWAII SHAKASHAKA I THOUGHT THAT MEANT SOMETHING ELSE [LAUGHING] DONT FORGET ABOUT THE WEBSITE ADDICTIVE FISHING DOT COM CAPTAIN TONY DELOSSANTOS
AND DONT FORGET ON YOUR PHONE YOU GOT THAT FAVORITE PICTURE OF YOUR BIGGEST FISH POUND SIGN HASHTAG SHOW YOUR MOGAN OTHER THAN THAT WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEKCHECK OUT MORE FOOTAGE FROM THIS SHOW BY LOGGING ON TO ADDICTIVE FISHING DOT COM FOR OUT TAKES AND BLOOPERSARE YOU FEELING LUCKY PUNK THAT FEELS LIKE A GOOD ONEI AINT GOT A PAIR OF SCISSORS BUT YOU TAKE HIS HEAD OFFFELT LIKE A FISH ATE IT

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23 Comments

  1. Does that technique that you used for pulling the fish out the mangroves work when I'm trying to pull a fish out from under a dock

  2. Good morning nice fish Shows I have night miss one we have arrived in Sarasota Florida and I would like to know if you know anybody down near that charters that would take us out for red fish and dolphins could you please let me now

  3. I went fishing with tony. Great charter. Great guy. The fact that he docks right next to a hotel, the key Marriott, and if you stay there you just are right there. For the days of fishing, the price ainโ€™t bad.

  4. Just wondering, what's with having two shallow water anchoring systems on the Skeeter…and on the same side? Also, how do you think an iPilot would have worked in the same locations?

  5. We have been fishing with Tony for 14 years and we always have a great time. To us he is a great guide and fisherman and friend. We usually do 1/2 days. Morning and then evening for Tarpin. He really gets excited when we catch. He also keeps count between my husband and myself. Its a great day on the water every time.
    The Vance's

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