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.