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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! 

 

The following week will have lite winds out of the east and south east. The temperatures in the next few days will be in the low 70’s and then come up to upper 70’s and possibly the lower 80’s. With the warmer weather the outlook on the week looks incredible.

This time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing in Key West. With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species. With the Permit, many of the fish we have been seeing are of good size and are looking for a quick bite.

Keep an eye out for a tail tip flashing out of the water and water pushes. Keep in mind the weather conditions, as this cloud cover will make it difficult to see into the water. Instead make sure to double check any suspicious surface disturbance.

 

A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice Bonefish around, best being sought after on a low tide but being caught throughout the day. They can be found feeding in shallow water eating crabs and shrimp. The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish). If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of “dusty” or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones. Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well.

 

With water temperatures cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don’t be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Key West Offshore fishing reports , when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare. Still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or “dolphin”.

 

These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! This time of year the fish tend to be on the smaller size with the bigger ones mixed in. We’ve been hearing reports of some sailfish being caught on the reef. 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. The Blackfin Tuna bite has also been pretty decent, especially if going out with a blacked out well of pilchards. Be on the lookout for birds but pay attention to the sounder as well, for any marks between 100-150ft. Don’t forget the chopsticks should you happen to get in on some Tuna action, as these fish are sushi grade! Bleed them quick and get them on ice ASAP for the best tasting fish.

The reef bite has been picking up. The Key West reef fishing has shown plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a “pitch rod” or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren’t too picky. Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don’t give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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Email: info@saltwaterangler.com

Key West's Saltwater Angler Store

Let's Get Social! Be in the know!

Wish You Were Here!

Key West
66°
Fair
6:42am6:33pm EST
Feels like: 66°F
Wind: 17mph NNE
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 30.25“Hg
UV index: 0
MonTueWed
73/68°F
75/70°F
77/72°F