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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.

Not much has changed as far as migrating Tarpon moving through the lower keys. Early morning starts to the west of Key West can pay-off with big hook-ups. The Tarpon have been very finicky lately towards taking just any ole fly.  Mullet and darker Toad patterns have been great choices with the amount of bait around. 
Don’t get frustrated and remember to pay attention to the bait moving through and what the fish are following. Most Tarpon have been found in the deeper channels through-out Key West Harbor chasing large schools of mullet. 
The Atlantic side has been paying off with more fish than the gulf side over the last week. Remember to pay attention to the multitude of other boats all looking for that hook-up as well. The harbors can get very busy when the large schools of Tarpon are packed in and feeding.
The boats don’t always keep an eye out for YOU! If not on fly, captains do well using 10″ Hogy in bone white or bone/black color.  
Good Luck!!!

Key West Offshore fishing reports:

Grouper season has opened and many captains are seeing very good size grouper already. Warmer water on the reef has moved a lot of them into deeper water. 100 to 200 feet of water has been producing nice grouper as well as mutton snapper. 

With all the clear water, the yellow tail snapper bite has been a bit slow. Clear water keeps the big boys deep. Captains doing well with Yellowtail have been fishing closer to the bottom in 75-100 feet deep over live bottom. Dolphin have been further out lately and still mostly schoolies or peanut size fish with a few juvenile cow and bulls mixed in.

The Key West reef fishing report:

See above reports.



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