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Key West Fishing Report for January 13, 2020

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing in Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

Happy New Year!

Flats this time of year are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Cold fronts are constantly moving in and the colder water temperatures will start impacting the flats more and more.

We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink their teeth into. Long and flashy bait-fish patterns work when trying to target these tricky speed demons. Keep in mind though as cold fronts come and go, water temperatures will fluctuate and the Bonefish and Permit will be pushing and pulling off the flats, so be prepared should you get a shot on one!

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them and feeding as well. Keep a few spinning rods ready to pitch a bait once you hook one as you might have a second fish come in with him.

The Blackfin Tuna have also been being brought in, in pretty good numbers. A great fighting fish, these deeper water bullets can be caught trolling, or jigging with bucktail jigs, or better yet caught with live bait. Be sure to bring your chopsticks as they make for table fair which is huge bonus. The Reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating.

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

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Key West Fishing Report for January 1, 2020

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing in Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's January and the new year and the flats this time of year are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Cold fronts are starting to move in and the colder water temperatures will start impacting the flats more and more. We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink their teeth into.

Long and flashy bait-fish patterns work when trying to target these tricky speed demons. Keep in mind though as cold fronts come and go, water temperatures will fluctuate and the Bonefish and Permit will be pushing and pulling off the flats, so be prepared should you get a shot on one! The Wahoo bite has picked up the last couple of days around the moon phase. With fish ranging anywhere from 30 to 50lbs, there are many ways to catch Wahoo. High speed trolling is one of the most effective ways to target them.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

If you're into Key West deep sea fishing, we are hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them and feeding as well.

Keep a few spinning rods ready to pitch a bait once you hook one as you might have a second fish come in with him. The Blackfin Tuna have also been being brought in, in pretty good numbers.

A great fighting fish, these deeper water bullets can be caught trolling, or jigging with bucktail jigs, or better yet caught with live bait. Be sure to bring your chopsticks as they make for table fair which is huge bonus. The Reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating.

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

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Key West Fishing Report for January 13, 2020

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing in Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

Happy New Year! Flats this time of year are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Cold fronts are starting to move in and the colder water temperatures will start impacting the flats more and more.

We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink their teeth into. Long and flashy bait-fish patterns work when trying to target these tricky speed demons. Keep in mind though as cold fronts come and go, water temperatures will fluctuate and the Bonefish and Permit will be pushing and pulling off the flats, so be prepared should you get a shot on one!

The Wahoo bite has picked up the last couple of days around the moon phase. With fish ranging anywhere from 30 to 50lbs, there are many ways to catch Wahoo. High speed trolling is one of the most effective ways to target them. Hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them and feeding as well.

Keep a few spinning rods ready to pitch a bait once you hook one as you might have a second fish come in with him. The Blackfin Tuna have also been being brought in, in pretty good numbers.

A great fighting fish, these deeper water bullets can be caught trolling, or jigging with bucktail jigs, or better yet caught with live bait. Be sure to bring your chopsticks as they make for table fair which is huge bonus. The Reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating.

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report for December 18, 2019

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing in Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

Its December here in the Florida Keys and getting into that winter time, flats are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Cold fronts are starting to move into the Florida keys. The colder water temperatures will start impacting the flats more and more.

We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink their teeth into. Long and flashy bait-fish patterns work when trying to target these tricky speed demons. Keep in mind though as cold fronts come and go, water temperatures will rise and the bonefish and permit will find their way back up on the flat.

The wahoo bite has picked up the last couple of days around the moon phase. With fish ranging anywhere from 30 to 50lbs, there are many ways to catch wahoo. ?High speed trolling is one of the most effective ways to target them. Hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the baitfish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

If you're into Key West deep sea fishing, Still finding some Mahi-Mahi around mostly peanuts with the occasional bull in the mix. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them feeding as well.

Keep a few spinning rods ready to pitch a bait once you hook one. With colder water temperatures approaching bait will start making their way into the keys. Once the bait shows up, Tuna are not far behind. These fish can be caught on both spinning outfits and fly rods giving angler an amazing opportunity to target them. They don't make bad table fair either which is a huge bonus. The Reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and makes for great table fare.

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

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Key West Fishing Report for November 19, 2019

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing in Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

Almost the end of November here in the Florida Keys and getting into that fall/winter transition time, flats are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Cold fronts are starting to move into the Florida keys. The colder water temperatures will start impacting the flats more and more. We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink there teeth into. Long and flashy bait-fish pattern work when trying to target these tricky speed demons.

Keep in mind thoough as cold fronts come and go water temperatures will rise and the bonefish and permit will find their way back up on the flat. The wahoo bight has picked up the last couple of days around the moon phase. With fish ranging anywhere from 30 to 50lbs, there are many ways to catch wahoo. high speed trolling is one of the most effective ways to target them.

Hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the baitfish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Still finding some Mahi-Mahi around mostly peanuts with the occasional bull in the mix. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them feeding as well.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

If you're into Key West deep sea fishing, keep a few spinning rod ready to pitch a bait once you hook one. With colder water temperatures approaching bait will start making there way into the keys. Once the bait shows up Tuna are not far behind. These fish can be targeted on spinning outfits and fly rods giving angler an amazing opportunity to target them. They don't make bad table fair either which is a huge bonus. The Reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and makes for great table fare.

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

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Key West Fishing Report for October 21, 2019

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing in Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

It's October here in the Florida Keys and it the time of year we all look forward to, flats are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily.

Some tarpon are still around in smaller groups. All thought many of the larger migratory fish have pushed thru. There have still been a few larger fish caught, but a majority of the tarpon are on the smaller size. Early morning is the best time to try and find Tarpon rolling at first light. Darker fly patterns are the way to go in the early morning (black and purples) with lighter colors working better in the afternoon. Plenty of Bonefish and Permit are on the flats this time of year, so keep an eye out for schools of shadows pushing water across sand and mottled bottom.

As temperatures start to drop Barracudas will begin to start and lay up in the current and find pot holes 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.

Plenty of Bonefish and Permit are on the flats this time of year, so keep an eye out for schools of shadows pushing water across sand and mottled bottom. As temperatures start to drop Barracudas will begin to start and lay up in the current and find pot holes 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.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

If you're into Key West deep sea fishing, Mahi-Mahi are still being caught offshore. Lots of little schoolies around recently with bigger fish mixed in. Fish have been found as shallow as 300-400 feet. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them feeding as well.

Keep a few spinning rod ready to pitch a bait once you hook one. with colder water temperatures approaching bait will start making their way into the keys. Once the bait shows up Tuna are not far behind. These fish can be targeted on spinning outfits and fly rods giving angler an amazing opportunity to target them. They don't make bad table fair either which is a huge bonus. 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.

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

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Key West Fishing Report for October 8, 2019

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing in Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

It's October here in the Florida Keys and it the time of year we all look forward to, flats are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Some tarpon are still around in smaller groups. All thought many of the larger migratory fish have pushed thru. There have still been a few larger fish caught, but a majority of the tarpon are on the smaller size. Early morning is the best time to try and find Tarpon rolling at first light. Darker fly patterns are the way to go in the early morning (black and purples) with lighter colors working better in the afternoon.

Plenty of Bonefish and Permit are on the flats this time of year, so keep an eye out for schools of shadows pushing water across sand and mottled bottom. As temperatures start to drop Barracudas will begin to start and lay up in the current and find pot holes 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.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

If you're into Key West deep sea fishing, Mahi-Mahi are still being caught offshore. Lots of little schoolies around recently with bigger fish mixed in. Fish have been found as shallow as 300-400 feet. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them feeding as well.

Keep a few spinning rod ready to pitch a bait once you hook one. with colder water temperatures approaching bait will start making there way into the keys. Once the bait shows up Tuna are not far behind. These fish can be targeted on spinning outfits and fly rods giving angler an amazing opportunity to target them. They don't make bad table fair either which is a huge bonus. 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.

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report for September 4, 2019

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing in Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

September here in the Florida Keys and it the time of year we all look forward to, flats are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Tarpon are still around in smaller groups. All thought many of the larger migratory fish have pushed thru. There have still been a few larger fish caught, but a majority of the tarpon are on the smaller size.

Early morning is the best time to try and find Tarpon rolling at first light. Darker fly patterns are the way to go in the early morning (black and purples) with lighter colors working better in the afternoon. Along with Bonefish, the Permit are finding their way back onto the flats so keep and eye out for schools of shadows pushing water across sand and mottled bottom. 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.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

If you're into Key West offshore fishing, Mahi-Mahi are here in full swing. lots of little schoolies around recently with bigger fish mixed in. Fish have been found as shallow as 300-400 feet. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating.

Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them feeding as well. Keep a few spinning rod ready to pitch a bait once you hook one. 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.

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

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Key West Fishing Report for August 28, 2019

Hello Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.  Thank you for your interest in our Key West Fishing Report for Fishing n Key West and the lower keys!

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise.

It's August here in the Florida Keys and Tarpon are still here. All thought many of the larger migratory fish have pushed thru.Some of the smaller and residential fish are still active. Its the time of year we all look forward to. Early morning is the best time to try and find Tarpon rolling at first light. Darker fly patterns are the way to go in the early morning (black and purples) with lighter colors working better in the afternoon. Along with Bonefish, the Permit are finding their way back onto the flats so keep and eye out for schools of shadows pushing water across sand and mottled bottom. 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.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Mahi-Mahi are here in full swing. lots of little schoolies around recently with bigger fish mixed in. Fish have been found as shallow as 300-400 feet. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them feeding as well. Keep a few spinning rod ready to pitch a bait once you hook one. 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.

 

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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