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Key West Fishing Report

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! 

Greetings from Key West!  Saltwater Angler has the information for flats fishing in Key West.

Greetings from Warm and Sunny Key West!  

Great weather all week will make getting out on the flats a pleasure. Heavy winds are sporadic and typical this time of year, so having the next 10 days on the lighter side will be a nice change. 

Over this past week-end we had the Cuda Bowl in full swing with over 50 anglers looking for the wolves of the flats! The little dip in temps brought a lot of big fish into the flats. Even though the winds were ripping well over 20 mph on average, a 54″ Cuda (Zach Huff) on spin and a 48″ fish (Capt. Tony Murphy) was caught on fly topping the list during the Tournament. 

Barracuda fishing throughout the winter can be the game of choice when the water and wind cooperate. Remember to keep the fly moving fast to get these brutes attention. 

The Bone fishing has continue to be on fire with many captains reporting fish in the 10lb.+ range.  The Tarpon migration will begin to move threw our waters very soon. Look for these large females to start migrating as early as late February if the weather continues to be mild.

Key West Offshore fishing reports:

The cooler water temps offshore continue to bring lots of bait in closer to reef line. As a result the yellowtail snapper and grouper fishing just off the reef in 30-60 feet of water has been great! 
A good amount of fresh bait, chum and flourocarbon leaders will put you on some of the best table fair! Captains have been gtetting a good amount of Tuna, Sailfish and Wahoo westward of Key West in 200-400 feet off the “Bar”. 
A few smaller schools of dolphin have been showing up early as well. With all the wind from last few weeks, look for good weed-lines to start packing up too. Remember keep an eye out for circling and feeding birds, which will be your best fish finder.

The Key West reef fishing report:

See above reports.



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