Saturday, January 11, 2014

Key West Florida: Keys Net - Weekly Newsletter


NEWS
What's selling in the Keys this week Dec. 29-Jan. 4
Get educated on federal health insurance mandate
Do you have health insurance? If not, the IRS wants to make sure you know that you must purchase it soon or pay a tax penalty. 
Community Snapshots January 2014
Check out our latest gallery of community photos from throughout the Keys, from kids having fun to nonprofit groups showing what they do. And remember...
Sack races and hula hoop contests were enjoyed by people all ages at Sombrero Beach in Marathon on Dec. 28. Visitors speaking a variety of languages joined in the fun. The beach games are an annual event each year between the Christmas and New Year holidays put on by the Marathon Parks and Recreation Department.
FISHING
Warmer-than-usual water not good for sailfishing
We finally get a real taste of winter this past Tuesday with temperatures dropping into the 50s, but unfortunately it did not last. 
A little boy holds a redfish he caught in the backcountry with Capt. Mike Makowski of Blackfoot Charters.
The upside to the Keys cold snap: It sparks the fishing bite
If you're here on vacation, you may not be happy about this week's cold front, but it's just what we need to shake up the fishing a bit.
These guys from North Carolina fished with Island Lure Charters last Tuesday, catching Jeff's biggest fish ever, a 20-pound king, and large cero mackerel. They had so much fun they fished again later in the week and beat his Tuesday catch with 39- and 40-pound kings.
Fishing in the Keys
A selection of fishing photos from October and November 2013
Michelle Marinelli caught this monster cero mackerel off Key Largo.
BUSINESS
What's selling in the Keys this week Dec. 29-Jan. 4
Get educated on federal health insurance mandate
Do you have health insurance? If not, the IRS wants to make sure you know that you must purchase it soon or pay a tax penalty. 
Do Not Call complaints top list for 2013
Gripes about violations of the state's Do Not Call list easily dominated the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' top complaints for 2013.
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