Greetings from Warm and Sunny Key West!
The weather continues to be quite typical this time of year with winds moderate to heavy at times. Good news is the wind direction should be mostly out of the East this week which gives captains plenty of places to fish on leeward side of the flats.
The Bone fishing continues to be plentiful to the west of Key West across the lakes area. Getting set up on a nice flat early and ahead of the incoming tide is your best time across the Atlantic side of these skinny waters.
Young Tarpon, Cudas, Permit and Jacks are seen cruising these shallow waters across the Lakes as well. With some over cast days ahead, remember to keep an eye out for puffs of mud or nervous water when visibility is low. This is usually a sign of feeding fish.
A number of Captains have also been hooking up on large size Cudas due to the moderately cool water in the back country too. With the Cuda Bowl just around the corner, this bodes well for a good tournament.
Remember to keep the fly or lure moving fast for these brutes to be interested. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!
The Winter weather has continued to produce an abundant of Tuna, King Mackerel and Spanish mackerel!
With a little turn in the wind to a NE will also push a lot more bait toward the reef line and really keep the big Yellow Tail Snappers thick as well.
We are still seeing a lot of Snapper action in just 60 -100 feet of water.
Be patient with the really big Flag size yellow tail. They don’t get that big without being smart. If having trouble hooking up, try dropping down a size in your leader. This sometimes makes all the difference.
Sailfish are starting to move in as well. Venturing out on a windy day can be tough, but getting the chance to battle these beautiful fish is well worth it!
As always wishing you tight lines and fish boat side from the Saltwater Angler!