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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.

Greetings from Warm and Sunny Key West!

Weather this week will make a slight change from the last month with some heavier winds and a few thunder showers popping up toward the weekend. Heat is still a concern when fishing the flats mid-day, as the water temperature will spike enough to push fish deeper. Try working the edge of the flats where cooler water pushes in from the channels. 

Targeting bonefish is still red-hot with many captains having multiple release days. Lighter shrimp patterns from pink to light tan work great for those shadowy ghosts. Bonefish will take smaller crab patterns as well just in case you are chasing Permit too. 

The Permit fishing has been slow this summer. Most captains presume the heat over the shallows has kept them from cruising over the flats lately. Early morning and late day have been the best times to see permit, or even get a shot at them. 

When fish are scarce on the flats try working closer to the mangroves. These areas can be cooler with snook and jacks feeding under the branches on bait. Some Tarpon are being found very early in the morning with most on the Atlantic side of Keys.

Key West Offshore fishing reports:

Greetings from Warm and Sunny Key West!  

Weather this week will make a slight change from the last month with some heavier winds and a few thunder showers popping up toward the weekend. Heat is still a concern when fishing the flats mid-day, as the water temperature will spike enough to push fish deeper. Try working the edge of the flats where cooler water pushes in from the channels. 

Targeting bonefish is still red-hot with many captains having multiple release days. Lighter shrimp patterns from pink to light tan work great for those shadowy ghosts. Bonefish will take smaller crab patterns as well just in case you are chasing Permit too. 

The Permit fishing has been slow this summer. Most captains presume the heat over the shallows has kept them from cruising over the flats lately. Early morning and late day have been the best times to see permit, or even get a shot at them. 

When fish are scarce on the flats try working closer to the mangroves. These areas can be cooler with snook and jacks feeding under the branches on bait. Some Tarpon are being found very early in the morning with most on the Atlantic side of Keys.

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!

 

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