Greetings from Key West!
The weather will play a major role in fishing opportunities through the next week with lighter winds finally letting anglers get out. We will have a steady ESE wind all week with just Sunday and Monday bringing higher winds.
The last few days have been much better with many Permit and Tarpon being sighted to the west and east of Key West. We are seeing small pushes of migratory Tarpon on the north side of the keys and in some channels emptying into the Atlantic side as well. The much larger schools of 100+ pound Tarpon have been showing up but just a little slower than years past.
Good news is the flats have been steadily producing shots at Bonefish and Big Permit. Captains are already reporting catches of both Bones and Permit all over the flats. Just remember to pay close attention to the tides when picking the right flat to search for Bones and Permit. Nervous water, shallow water wakes and even puffs of mud are good signs of Bones and Permit feeding.
The sailfish bite has come on strong with multiple releases reported by quite a few Captains. Anglers are still finding a mix bag of Bonita and Blackfin Tuna under frigate birds in approximately 200 to 300 feet to the west.
In addition, there have been a lot of Kingfish landed at the end of the bar with a good west tide. We are still seeing a lot of Snapper action in just 60 -100 feet of water. Big schools of yellow-tail snapper are in easy reach of most boats just off the reef line. Caution should be heeded when venturing off-shore in windy conditions.
As always, we wish you tight lines and fish boat side!
243 Front Street.
Key West, FL 33040
10:00 AM – 6.00 PM
Monday – Sunday
800.223.1629 or 305.296.0700