KEY WEST FLATS FISHING
Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise!
January is here in the Florida keys along with the colder winter air and colder water temperatures. With these colder temperatures some of the more toothy critters will be more dominate on the flats. Cudas have begun to lay up in the current on flats trying to find an easy meal, giving angler a great opportunity to try and catch one. Best caught xxxxxusing something flashy and moving fast with a bait-fish profile. Some of our guides have been catching Speckled Sea Trout in the basins as the cooler water moves in using shrimp and jigs, and clouser styled flies on the bottom. Keep and eye out for Jack Crevalle pushing across the flats or hanging out with stingrays as they search for crabs and other crustaceans in the sand.There are still a few Juvenile Tarpon hanging around the mangroves and channels. These acrobatic babies are beyond fun and ready to crush a fly.
KEY WEST OFFSHORE FISHING
Tuna and Wahoo have shown up. With the full moon the Wahoo bite has been excellent with many boats catching multiple fish.The early morning and late afternoon bites have been the most productive with some great fish being caught. The Reef bite has been fairly decent. Plenty of Red Grouper and keeper sized Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and makes for great table fare.
Tight lines and Happy New Year!