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Your Key West Fishing Report

June 5, 2017

Hello to everyone from the staff at The Saltwater Angler. Here is your Key West fishing report for June.

Winds will be steady over the next week with as little as 5 mph up to 15 mph. We will also see some rain showers almost key west fishingdaily, but there should still be some dry times to get out. For those who still venture out, the migratory Tarpon are here and moving through the lower keys in large groups. Both east and west of Key West have been very active. The pre-sunrise and late afternoon bite is the best time to maximize possible hook-ups. Darker flies from toads to bait fish patterns are good choices for fly fishing. Oddly enough bone white Hogy lures in the 10 inch size are excellent when spin fishing. Most hook ups on spin have been with live bait fish or crabs. Bone fish and Permit have been very active on the flats lately. After an early morning target of Tarpon, moving up on the flats this time of year will bring many shots at hungry Bonefish or even a Permit. Just remember to pay close attention to the tides when picking the right flat to search for Bones and Permit.

Offshore, many large Dolphin are being caught under some really nice packed weed lines. With Wahoo, Dolphin and plenty of Mackerel out beyond the reef-line, planning a trip offshore could be surprising and rewarding! Its the time of year where we start to see large schools of young Dolphin prowling weed lines offshore. This brings in a lot of larger Pelagic species as well and good opportunity for a nice Wahoo! Remember there is always many different reef species to tackle too. Multiple species of snappers are always available when fishing off the bottom in 40-60 feet. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!

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Your Key West Fishing Report

May 15 2017

Hello to everyone from the staff at The Saltwater Angler.key west fishingLight winds and warm weather continue to be the report from Key West. The migratory Tarpon are here and moving through the lower keys, with reports of large schools both east and west of Key West. Many have been a little finicky so far, but the large schools make up for picky fish giving lots of chances for a hook-up. The pre-sunrise and late afternoon bite is the best time to maximize possible hook-ups. Darker flies from toads to bait fish patterns are good choices for fly fishing. Oddly enough bone white Hogy lures in the 10 inch size are excellent when spin fishing. Most hook ups on spin have been with live baitfish or crabs. Bone fish and Permit have been very active on the flats lately. The afternoon bite has been the best for finding Permit feeding. Just remember to pay close attention to the tides when picking the right flat to search for Bones and Permit.

Offshore, many large Dolphin are being caught under some really nice packed weed lines. With Wahoo, Dolphin and plenty of Mackerel out beyond the reef-line,  planning a trip offshore could be surprising and rewarding!  Its the time of year where we start to see large schools of young Dolphin prowling weed lines offshore. This brings in a lot of larger Pelagic species as well. Remember there is always many different reef species to tackle too. Multiple species of snappers are always available when fishing off the bottom in 40-60 feet.  Grouper season opened on May 1st., so get the heavy gear ready for excellent tasting table fare. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!

Your Key West Fishing Report

April 15 2017

Hello to everyone from the staff at The Saltwater Angler.

The Migratory Tarpon have started to move through the Keys. The Atlantic side of the Keys has been the best  place to key west fishing reportlook for larger Tarpon with the deeper channels just off the flats holding Juveniles. The closer we get to May, you'll be able to look for the big ones on both sides of the Keys. The pre-sunrise and late afternoon bite is the best time to maximize possible hook-ups. Darker flies from toads to bait fish patterns are good choices for fly fishing. Oddly enough bone white Hogy lures in the 10 inch size are excellent when spin fishing. We will have a small cold front move through the week-end, so back country fishing for Bonefish and Permit could be tough. Keep this in mind if planning on coming down the next 4-5 days.

Offshore continues to produce many Blackfin tuna and Bonita's. We are in the height of Sailfish season, so planning a trip offshore could be great! Remember there is always many different reef species to tackle as well. Multiple species of snappers are always available when fishing off the bottom in 40-60 feet.  Grouper season opens in just a few weeks, so get the heavy gear ready. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!

Your Key West Fishing Report

May 15 2017

Hello to everyone from the staff at The Saltwater Angler.

Light winds and warm weather continue to be the report from Key West. The migratory Tarpon are here and moving through the lower keys, with reports of large schools both east and west of Key West. Many have been a little finicky so far, but the large schools make up for picky fish giving lots of chances for a hook-up. The pre-sunrise and late afternoon bite is the best time to maximize possible hook-ups. Darker flies from toads to bait fish patterns are good choices for fly key west fishingfishing. Oddly enough bone white Hogy lures in the 10 inch size are excellent when spin fishing. Most hook ups on spin have been with live baitfish or crabs. Bone fish and Permit have been very active on the flats lately. The afternoon bite has been the best for finding Permit feeding. Just remember to pay close attention to the tides when picking the right flat to search for Bones and Permit.

Offshore, many large Dolphin are being caught under some really nice packed weed lines. With Wahoo, Dolphin and plenty of Mackerel out beyond the reef-line,  planning a trip offshore could be surprising and rewarding!  Its the time of year where we start to see large schools of young Dolphin prowling weed lines offshore. This brings in a lot of larger Pelagic species as well. Remember there is always many different reef species to tackle too. Multiple species of snappers are always available when fishing off the bottom in 40-60 feet.  Grouper season opened on May 1st., so get the heavy gear ready for excellent tasting table fare. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!

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