Your Key West Fishing Report
June 5, 2017
Hello to everyone from the staff at The Saltwater Angler. Here is your Key West fishing report for June.
Winds will be steady over the next week with as little as 5 mph up to 15 mph. We will also see some rain showers almost daily, but there should still be some dry times to get out. For those who still venture out, the migratory Tarpon are here and moving through the lower keys in large groups. Both east and west of Key West have been very active. The pre-sunrise and late afternoon bite is the best time to maximize possible hook-ups. Darker flies from toads to bait fish patterns are good choices for fly fishing. Oddly enough bone white Hogy lures in the 10 inch size are excellent when spin fishing. Most hook ups on spin have been with live bait fish or crabs. Bone fish and Permit have been very active on the flats lately. After an early morning target of Tarpon, moving up on the flats this time of year will bring many shots at hungry Bonefish or even a Permit. Just remember to pay close attention to the tides when picking the right flat to search for Bones and Permit.
Offshore, many large Dolphin are being caught under some really nice packed weed lines. With Wahoo, Dolphin and plenty of Mackerel out beyond the reef-line, planning a trip offshore could be surprising and rewarding! Its the time of year where we start to see large schools of young Dolphin prowling weed lines offshore. This brings in a lot of larger Pelagic species as well and good opportunity for a nice Wahoo! Remember there is always many different reef species to tackle too. Multiple species of snappers are always available when fishing off the bottom in 40-60 feet. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!