This week saw continuing wind trends of varying strength out of the south-east, zero precipitation, and ambient temps heating up, all conducive fishing conditions. Lots of permit seen and cast to this week and certainly some caught, but our cast to catch ratio was down despite anglers of skill who were able to consistently get the fly where it had to be. The full moon on the 11th started out the week, and may have something to do with that. The moon phase, combined with fish that were mostly schooled up and acting persnickety even for permit, might indicate they are staging up for a spawn over the next full moon in March. Snook fishing continues to be great this year, with some biggies being caught every week and good numbers of medium and small sized fish too. Tarpon have been hit and miss all season, though this week did see a 60 pounder jumped in the bay.