Key West Fishing Report for February 19, 2019

KEY WEST FLATS FISHING

 
Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise! We are almost done with February here in the Florida Keys and hopefully nothing but warmer weather from here on out. With the warmer temperatures tarpon have started making there way into the keys in small groups. Early morning is the best time to try and find these tarpon rolling at first light. Along with bonefish and permit finding there way back onto the flats. Cudas will be laid up in the current on flats trying to find an easy meal, giving angler a great opportunity to try and catch one. Best caught using something flashy and moving fast with a bait-fish profile. Some of our guides have been catching Speckled Sea Trout in the basins as the cooler water moves in using shrimp and jigs, and clouser styled flies on the bottom. Keep and eye out for Jack Crevalle pushing across the flats or hanging out with stingrays as they search for crabs and other crustaceans in the sand.

KEY WEST OFFSHORE FISHING

Tuna and Wahoo have shown up. With the full moon the Wahoo bite has been excellent with many boats catching multiple fish. A few sailfish have been spotted as well. The early morning and late afternoon bites have been the most productive with some great fish being caught. The Reef bite has been fairly decent. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and makes for great table fare.  Tight lines and Happy Holidays, Saltwater Angler

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This is a great fly shop. I was able to find a helpful staff that helped me locate the appropriate flies for the season in that area. The selection was amazing. All in all, a great place to purchase flies in the area.
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