(800)223-1629 / (305)296-0700

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.

The weather looks great for the next week or so, with lights winds just about everyday! Still some windy days will come and go, so picking the right day to fish will something everyone needs to pay attention to. 

The migratory Tarpon have finally been showing up and migrating through the lower keys.  Most have been rolling in deeper channels just off the flats with the Atlantic Ocean side holding most of the fish.  Try using a sink tip if you plan on taking a shot at these guys. As the month goes on, more and more Tarpon will start moving through the keys. 

With the worm hatch happening any day, look for hungry Tarpon to be gorging themselves and packing the channels between the islands. Hungry Bonefish and Permit have been seen roaming the flats in good numbers. Many Captains have been reporting the bones fish in very large numbers. Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern if presented right will trigger a strike. Be sure to keep an eye out for nervous water or wakes pushing across the shallow flats. 

On days with low light or sun hanging low in the sky, try looking for puffs of mud as well. This is usually a sign of hungry fish digging for food. There will be a lot more boats out on the flats this time of year, so be curious and careful.

Key West Offshore fishing reports:

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!

The Key West reef fishing report:

See above reports.



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!




Everything you need to wear for your day on the Ocean, all major brand names, Great selection of polarized sunglasses
Key West Fishing with Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters
Jerry W. Burns
Very nice staff and competitive pricing for the location. Good selection of clothing and some angler supplies.
saltwater angler testimonial
Kemper Morris

Saltwater Store Quick Links


243 Front Street. 
Key West, FL 33040

Our hours

10:00 AM – 6.00 PM
Monday – Sunday

Contact us

800.223.1629 or 305.296.0700
Email: [email protected]

Key West Saltwater Fishing Charters

Let's Get Social! Be in the know!

Wish You Were Here!

Key West, FL
Partly Cloudy
6:56 am5:38 pm EST
Feels like: 90°F
Wind: 6mph SW
Humidity: 76%
Pressure: 30.06"Hg
UV index: 5
1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm5 pm
79°F / 70°F
73°F / 63°F
73°F / 72°F
77°F / 73°F
79°F / 75°F