The Keys offer excitement both inshore and offshore with hard fighting African pompano, swordfish, tarpon, snapper, goliath grouper, barracuda, dolphin, sailfish and so many other fantastic species. Captain Jack Carlson is the owner of Two Conchs Sportingfishing Charters in Marathon, Florida and the host of "Two Conchs Sportfishing" on Sportsman Channel, Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. ET. A second generation Florida Keys Fishing Guide, Captain Jack is a master of his craft with a substantial knowledge of the waters there and the fish that call them home. He joins The Revolution this week to talk about the unlimited opportunities anglers have in the Florida Keys and discuss the on the water adventures that can be seen every week on "Two Conchs Sportfishing" on Sportsman Channel.
There are so many different species to chase in the Florida waters, but if you're looking to get out, have fun and have plenty of fish to put in the cooler at the end of the day, Captain Jack says mahi-mahi is a great way to go. There are a lot of mahi-mahi in the Florida Keys and those large numbers provide a tremendous amount of opportunity for anglers. They are fast growing fish, he says, with a lifespan of about 2 to 6 years. Those six year old fish will be your big 50 to 70 pounders, but on average anglers will catch more of the smaller schoolies. They are really the chicken of the sea, he says, everything eats them - marlin feed on them, sharks, wahoo and people, too. Listen in as Captain Jack talks fishing for mahi-mahi, tripletail, diving for lobsters, flats fishing and more. He'll also talk about the fishing camps he offers to help anglers hone their skills in a 3-day course that covers offshore trolling, live baiting, vertical jigging, ocean reef/wreck fishing, gulf wreck fishing and seminars on cast net throwing, knots and riggs, electronics, kite fishing and more!
You can watch "Two Conchs Sportfishing" on Sportsman Channel, Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. ET. For viewers who want to experience what they see on the screen, Captain Jack says you can visit them online to book your trip and even pick your guide - check them out!