Key Limey Archived Fishing Report for Key West

Key West Fishing Report for february 19, 2019

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Key West Flats Fishing

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We are almost done with February here in the Florida Keys and hopefully nothing but warmer weather from here on out. With the warmer temperatures tarpon have started making there way into the keys in small groups. Early morning is the best time to try and find these tarpon rolling at first light. Along with bonefish and permit finding their way back onto the flats.

Cudas will be laid up in the current on flats trying to find an easy meal, giving angler a great opportunity to try and catch one. Best caught using 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.

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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.

Something else to mention, 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.

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Tuna and Wahoo have shown up. With the full moon the Wahoo bite has been excellent with many boats catching multiple fish. A few sailfish have been spotted as well. 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 Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and makes for great table fare.

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report for December 18, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

Key West Fishing Report for September 19, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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December 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 using 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 deceiver 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.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Tuna and Wahoo are starting to show 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 Holidays! Get down here and book a trip with the Saltwater Angler to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

 

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report for November 27, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

Key West Fishing Report for September 19, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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November is here in the Florida keys along with the cooler winter air. With these colder temperatures some of the more toothy critters will be more dominate on the flats. Cudas will begin to lay up in the current near flats trying to find an easy meal giving angler a great opportunity to try and catch one. Our Guides have still been catching their fair share of bonefish and permit prior to cold fronts. Plenty of permit have been fluttering around flats lately. Allowing anglers to get multiple shots at landing fish on our pristine flats. There are still a few Juvenile tarpon hanging around the mangroves and channels aligning them. These acrobatic baby are beyond fun and ready to crush a fly.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

The mahi-mahi bite has been a hit or miss here in key west. Although on any given day you could go out and find some decent sized fish. Tuna and wahoo are starting to show up. With the full moon the wahoo bite has been excellent with boat 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.

Get down here and book a trip with the Saltwater Angler to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

 

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report for September 19, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

Key West Fishing Report for September 19, 2018

Hello Angler's from Capt. Tony Murphy.  Thank you for your interest in my Key West Fishing Report and Fishing n Key West and the lower keys!

Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Weather is already starting to change around here in key west as we approach October. Our Guides have been catching a fair share of permit. Permit making things quite interesting on the flats as always. Schools of big bone fish have been flowing steady on the flats lately. Allowing anglers to get multiple shots at landing fish on our pristine flats. juvenile tarpon have been hanging around the mangroves and channels aligning them. These acrobatic baby are beyond fun and ready to crush a fly.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

The mahi mahi bite is slow down here in key west. although on any given day you could go out and find some decent sized fish, its a hit or miss. A few wahoo have been caught here and there. A fishery that will progress as the winter comes. Tunas are starting to show back up, so keep an eye out for the birds. Bigger sized tuna will start appear as winter approaches as well. 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. deep dropping has gone out for recreational anglers, but you could still look for that sword fish.

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report for June 2, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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This May has been one of the toughest, weather-wise, in years.The tarpon are here but consistently inconsistent. We have started seeing nice solid strings on the ocean side beaches and inlets. At first light, happy fish are ready to eat a well presented fly. As the light gets higher these ocean fish get wary. Try Longer Leaders and smaller, lighter flies to fool these fish. Hint; never hesitate to use a worm fly this time of year. The Palolo worm hatch is on the horizon! Keep your ears open in the afternoons and be ready to head out at a moments notice. Bonefish have been consistent at certain tides up to the east. Find good current on a falling tide. Sandy flats should produce some good shots at the bones.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore there has been a very good sailfish bite happening. They love the rough water. The guys flying kites have been whacking them. Don't think that small chin-weighted and skipping ballyhoo won't get a strike though! Get down here and book a trip with the Saltwater Angler

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Key West Fishing Report for May 26, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Rain, rain go away! This May has been one of the toughest, weather-wise, in years. The tarpon are here but consistently inconsistent rain and wind make it difficult to find and see migrating fish. Also, along with the migration of tarpon comes the migration of guides who only fish here for a few months out of the year. There isn't a point, flat or channel edge that doesn't have a skiff sitting on it. All of these factors make for a challenging day on the water. But if it was easy it would not be as much fun, and the rewards can be fantastic! If you put your time in and be patient, the right scenario for hooking up will present itself. Always be vigilant and ready to make a quick cast. Anglers must take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way. Line management is key when the wind is a factor. Make sure to have your line stripped in so it lays on the deck of no basket is being used. There are other means of keeping the line in order, like mats and spikes. Remember, if it can go wrong, it will. Keep your head in the game and eliminate all of the little things that can ruin a shot at a big fish. Now we have started seeing nice solid strings on the ocean side beaches and inlets. At first light, happy fish are ready to eat a well-presented fly. As the light gets higher these ocean fish get wary. Try Longer Leaders and smaller, lighter flies to fool these fish. Hint; never hesitate to use a worm fly this time of year. The Palolo worm hatch is on the horizon! Keep your ears open in the afternoons and be ready to head out at a moment’s notice. Bonefish have been consistent at certain tides up to the east. Find good current on a falling tide. Sandy flats should produce some good shots at the bones.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore there has been a very good sailfish bite happening. They love the rough water. The guys flying kites have been whacking them. Don't think that small chin-weighted and skipping ballyhoo won't get a strike though! Get down here and book a trip with Capt. Tony Murphy!

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h2>Key West Fishing Report for January 3, 2018
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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Winter for the lower keys has finally set in on us. We will have much colder temperatures over the next couple of weeks as the cold north winds find their way down south. Winds will be in the mid 20's with temperatures dipping into the 50's as well. These will unfortunately make the flats a little quiet. Permit and Bonefish will be much deeper than normal for protection from the cold. Cudas, Sharks and Jacks will be the majority of species to stalk while the weather stays cold. We do sometimes see Redfish tailing in shallow flats but this is a rarity and usually not on the game plan for the day. Snappers and Sea trout will be a good choice for anglers trying out the back country flats.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore remains steady with plenty of bait pushed out by the north winds. Look for Yellow Tail snapper to be very aggressive just outside the reef line in 40-60 feet of water. The Tuna also remain abundant in a mix bag of Bonita's and skip jacks too. Stocking up on as much live bait you can find will help you out hooking up with these winter brutes. Some captains are finding larger King Mackerel and some Wahoo in deeper water to the west end of the bar just outside of Sand Key tower. Whatever your trip you have planned, here's the SWAngler wishing you tight lines and fish boat side!

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Key West Fishing Report for December 20, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Light winds and mild weather will be here through the holiday week-end. Temperatures have bounced back up in the mid to high 70's after a couple of cool weeks. This has helped the flats to warm up enough for Permit and Bonefish to be spotted moving across the shallows and back country ledges again. This time of year getting out a little later with the sun up higher gives you a better chance of coming across Bones and Permit. Darker colored crab patterns in tan or olive work great this time of year. Few juvenile Tarpon are still being spotted along mangroves edges chasing schools of baitfish too. Dark colored baitfish patterns, toad patterns and even gurglers work for these guys early in the morning or late evenings. Getting a little deeper in the back basins will give you a good chance of finding large jacks, Cudas, Sea trout and even Mangrove snappers in an abundance. Live bait is always "king", but any dear hair jig or Gulp jig will do nicely too. Look for deeper ledges in the basins and be patient, these fish move in schools and cover a lot of ground.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore remains steady with mix bag of Bonita and Blackfin Tuna. Many captains are seeing schools of Wahoo and large King Mackerel all up and down the wall outside the reef in 100 to 200 feet of water. With the amount of bait offshore, a lot of the deeper species have come in tighter to the reef line allowing the yellow tail catch to stay busy. This time of the year the reef can be very productive if the weather allows for a trip out. With the mild weather this week, offshore trips will be on fire with the amount of bait pushed out last week. Remember Grouper season is coming to a close, so now is the time to finish the year off strong with some of the best tasting table fare. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

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<h2>Key West Fishing Report for November 5, 2017</h2>
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The weather this week continues to be windy and overcast. There is even a chance of tropical force winds over the week-end. Highs have been in the lower 80’s with night time lows in the mid 70’s. Less than ideal weather has caused the flats fishing over the past week to be a bit slow. The numbers of bonefish remain steady but difficult to see. Guides have still been finding some scattered permit out to the west of the island on some of the larger flats. Lady fish, cravalle jacks, black tipped shark, and barracudas have been spotted on grass flats in about 6 foot of water. As the water starts to cool, the back country sea trout and red drum fishing could began to pick up.
<h2>OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST</h2>
The offshore bite has been good the past week for those who ventured out. Captains have continued to hammer the large yellowtail snapper on the reef. Plus, there have been lots of tuna caught chumming with live pilchards in approximately 200-300 feet. Also, the sailfish have started showing up around the color change in about 50 feet of water. The sails have primarily been feeding on ballyhoo, which are extremely plentiful around the reef during the fall. Good Luck!
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Key Limey's Archived Key West Fishing Reports

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Key West Fishing Report for December 15, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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With our mild winters, we usually don't see too many cold days. This past week and this week has been the exception. The winds will be mild, but temperatures have dropped into the low 60's. This will make for some extremely tough, if any fishing in the back country. Many of the flats species will run deeper for protection from the cold.  The GOOD news is, temps will jump back up into the mid to high 70,s next week. The waters temps will warm up a little and Bonefish and Permit should move back up on the flats. Guides are still catching juvenile Tarpon as well. Back in the basins, Sea trout, Jacks and Cudas are plentiful along with large Sharks. Larger Mangrove snapper are nice catch too and can be found alongside deeper ledge drops near channels or mangroves.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore remains steady with mix bag of Bonita and Blackfin Tuna. There has been a lot of bait offshore which has brought a lot of the deeper species in tighter to the reef line allowing the yellow tail catch to stay busy. This time of the year the reef can be very productive if the weather allows for a trip out. With the windy weather coming this week-end, make sure to get out earlier before it hits us. As always, wishing you tight lines and fish boat side!

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Key West Fishing Report for November 5, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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The weather this week continues to be windy and overcast. There is even a chance of tropical force winds over the week-end. Highs have been in the lower 80’s with night time lows in the mid 70’s. Less than ideal weather has caused the flats fishing over the past week to be a bit slow. The numbers of bonefish remain steady but difficult to see. Guides have still been finding some scattered permit out to the west of the island on some of the larger flats. Lady fish, cravalle jacks, black tipped shark, and barracudas have been spotted on grass flats in about 6 foot of water. As the water starts to cool, the back country sea trout and red drum fishing could began to pick up.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

The offshore bite has been good the past week for those who ventured out. Captains have continued to hammer the large yellowtail snapper on the reef. Plus, there have been lots of tuna caught chumming with live pilchards in approximately 200-300 feet. Also, the sailfish have started showing up around the color change in about 50 feet of water. The sails have primarily been feeding on ballyhoo, which are extremely plentiful around the reef during the fall. Good Luck!

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Key West Fishing Report for October 12, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

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With Irma far behind us now, everything is pretty much back to normal. Key West was really spared by being on the weaker side of the storm. Don't always believe the media, Key West is still here and in great shape. We will have some moderate winds through the week-end and then nearly flat calm all next week. Fishing has already been back to normal for a few weeks. The flats are very active early in the morning with many Bone fish and quite a lot Permit being spotted moving over the back country's shallow patches. It's the time of year the water starts to cool a little and fishing from early morning to late afternoon chasing the SLAM is exiting. Start by targeting young Tarpon tight up against Mangrove patches and then moving into shallow flats for Bones and Permit. This time of year small crab patterns can sometimes work for all three species, taking up less time changing flies and more time with lines in the water. If using spin gear, try using flathead shrimp jigs for Bones and Permit. Smaller 7' Hogy lures work great for Tarpon. The large Cudas will start being seen sunning themselves over sand patches in in 3-5 feet of water too. On fly, these brutes can make your whole day! Just remember fast moving baits are the trick on whatever you chose to cast at them.

Key West Offshore Fishing

Offshore there have been many boats back to fishing. Most Captains just need the tourist back in town. The Dolphin have been on fire and plentiful. Reports are coming in of consistent 20+ ponders being landed. The reefs are thick with large yellow tail Snapper. They are one of the best table fare around and plentiful. Lots of chum will bring you better success out on the reef line. For those of you who can venture down here to Key West, the roads are open.  I'm sure you can find a guide for any of your fishing choices. Good Luck!

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Key West Fishing Report for November 5, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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The weather this week continues to be windy and overcast. There is even a chance of tropical force winds over the week-end. Highs have been in the lower 80’s with night time lows in the mid 70’s. Less than ideal weather has caused the flats fishing over the past week to be a bit slow. The numbers of bonefish remain steady but difficult to see. Guides have still been finding some scattered permit out to the west of the island on some of the larger flats. Lady fish, cravalle jacks, black tipped shark, and barracudas have been spotted on grass flats in about 6 foot of water. As the water starts to cool, the back country sea trout and red drum fishing could began to pick up.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

The offshore bite has been good the past week for those who ventured out. Captains have continued to hammer the large yellowtail snapper on the reef. Plus, there have been lots of tuna caught chumming with live pilchards in approximately 200-300 feet. Also, the sailfish have started showing up around the color change in about 50 feet of water. The sails have primarily been feeding on ballyhoo, which are extremely plentiful around the reef during the fall. Good Luck!

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Key West Fishing Report for July 20, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

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The summer heat has been a little above normal for this time of year. It's been pushing 90 degrees midday with light early morning showers causing a good amount of humidity. This makes getting out early your best chance for the back country. Juvenile Tarpon will be active tight up to mangroves early and darker fly patterns will be best. Once the sun is up, moving onto the flats with an incoming tide will be your best chance to hook up with Bone fish or even a Permit. Shrimp patterns or small crab patterns are the flies of choice for these brutes. Cudas, Jacks and sharks are plentiful on the flats as well. Using fast stripping action on just about any baitfish pattern will entice a strike from these overlooked species. Late afternoon, when the waters start to cool back down, can also bring exciting action as well.

 

Key West Offshore Fishing

0ffshore the dolphin have remained steady. Many captains are reporting a good year with fish in the 20+ pound range. Looking for a tight packed weed line or birds actively feeding is a good place to look. Wahoo, Tuna, Bonita and Marlin can also be found in these areas feeding on young dolphin. So keeping a spinning rod rigged with a live bait or top water plug will give you a good shot at hooking up with one of those trophies. Grouper and snapper remain plentiful and abundant in 40-60 feet of water just outside the reef line. Lobster hunting is just around the corner, so keep a watchful eye out for divers in the water. Have a good holiday and keep safe!!!

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Key West Fishing Report for June 28, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

Summer is finally here! Our typical weather patterns of lighter winds and daily rain showers will become the norm as our waters saltwater angler key west fishingbegin to heat up. As the flats start to warm up around mid-day, most species will move into deeper water for protection from the rising heat. Getting an early start in the back country will be the key to getting shots at Bonefish, Jacks or even a Permit. Timing your trip with the incoming tide with small tan crab patterns will work with all three species on fly. Live shrimp or small crabs should be your bait of choice when on spin gear. As the larger migratory Tarpon move further north, anglers will still have plenty of our juvenile fish around in the 20-50 lb. range. Along with the early morning bite, these tarpon can be targeted late in the afternoon as well moving tight along mangroves.

Key West Offshore Fishing

Offshore the Dolphin has been on fire! Many captains are reporting fish 25lb. and larger. Wahoo, Bonita's and some Tuna are also being landed regularly as well. The man in the blue suit (Blue Marlin) has been making some appearances too! Just getting a hook up with a Marlin and seeing it blast out of the ocean can make a memory for a life time. The grouper and Yellow-tail snapper have continued to bite well between 70-90 feet. Wishing all who venture out tight lines and fish boat side!!!

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Key West Fishing Report for May 18, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

Light winds and warm weather continue to be the report from Key West. The migratory Tarpon are here and moving key west fishing charters with capt tony murphythrough the lower keys, with reports of large schools both east and west of Key West. Many have been a little finicky so far, but the large schools make up for picky fish giving lots of chances for a hook-up. 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 baitfish or crabs. Bone fish and Permit have been very active on the flats lately. The afternoon bite has been the best for finding Permit feeding. Just remember to pay close attention to the tides when picking the right flat to search for Bones and Permit.

Key West Offshore Fishing

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. 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.  Grouper season opened on May 1st., so get the heavy gear ready for excellent tasting table fare. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!

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Key West Fishing Report for June 28, 2017

Hello from Capt. Tony Murphy.  Thank you for your interest in my Key West Fishing Report and Fishing n Key West and the lower keys.!

Key West Flats Fishing

Summer is finally here! Our typical weather patterns of lighter winds and daily rain showers will become the norm as our waters saltwater angler key west fishingbegin to heat up. As the flats start to warm up around mid-day, most species will move into deeper water for protection from the rising heat. Getting an early start in the back country will be the key to getting shots at Bonefish, Jacks or even a Permit. Timing your trip with the incoming tide with small tan crab patterns will work with all three species on fly. Live shrimp or small crabs should be your bait of choice when on spin gear. As the larger migratory Tarpon move further north, anglers will still have plenty of our juvenile fish around in the 20-50 lb. range. Along with the early morning bite, these tarpon can be targeted late in the afternoon as well moving tight along mangroves.

Key West Offshore Fishing

Offshore the Dolphin has been on fire! Many captains are reporting fish 25lb. and larger. Wahoo, Bonita's and some Tuna are also being landed regularly as well. The man in the blue suit (Blue Marlin) has been making some appearances too! Just getting a hook up with a Marlin and seeing it blast out of the ocean can make a memory for a life time. The grouper and Yellow-tail snapper have continued to bite well between 70-90 feet. Wishing all who venture out tight lines and fish boat side!!!

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Key West Fishing Report for  April 15 2017

Hello to everyone from the staff at The Saltwater Angler.

The Migratory Tarpon have started to move through the Keys. The Atlantic side of the Keys has been the best  place to key west fishing reportlook for larger Tarpon with the deeper channels just off the flats holding Juveniles. The closer we get to May, you'll be able to look for the big ones on both sides of the Keys. 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. We will have a small cold front move through the week-end, so back country fishing for Bonefish and Permit could be tough. Keep this in mind if planning on coming down the next 4-5 days.

Offshore continues to produce many Blackfin tuna and Bonita's. We are in the height of Sailfish season, so planning a trip offshore could be great! Remember there is always many different reef species to tackle as well. Multiple species of snappers are always available when fishing off the bottom in 40-60 feet.  Grouper season opens in just a few weeks, so get the heavy gear ready. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!

Key West Offshore Fishing

The Yellow tail fishing has been great just outside the reef line. Dolphin fishing has been sporadic this season. With most being found further out than normal. Nice size Tunas are also still being caught west toward the end of the Key West bar. It also has been a great year for Blue Marlin too. We’ve had many reports of 300-400 lb. releases all up and down the Keys. As always wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!

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Key West Fishing Report for January 2017

Hello Anglers! We welcome everyone a warm Island greeting from the Saltwater Angler!

Key West Flats Fishing

Moderate winds out of the ENE for the next few days will make for a great window of fishing opportunity. Then New Year's Eve we are expecting a pretty significant cold front coupled with high winds to move in for a few days. Things will slow down in the back country as our typical winter weather patterns kick in. We are still getting some great reports of Bonefish still being found to the west of Key West. Remember that on the warm days, the flats will warm up and offer some shots at permit even through the winter. Also on the flats, large schools of rays bring with them a wide range of Jacks. Pound for pound the crevalle jack is the hardest fighter on the flats, so hooking up to fish that big is no walk in the park. To the East of us back in the basins Trout and Cudas are finally starting to wake up and feed like normal. Look for the water mixed up with puffs a mud, which should give you a chance at large Jacks or Trout. Sharks, Cudas and Snapper are relatively easy to find drifting over deeper basins in the back country and ledges just off the flats.

Key West Flats Fishing

The Yellowtail snapper fishing will continue to be very good just off the reef in 40-60 feet of water. The Tuna bite has been excellent over the past month and will probably continue as the North winter winds push more and more bait off shore. Many captains are reporting large schools of Tunas both to the east and west of Key West. Loading up the live well with fresh bait is the key to success for Tuna. Remember keeping a rod loaded with your favorite top water plug on a wire leader could reward you with a chance at a Wahoo or Kingfish! Remember that Grouper season is coming to a close January 1st. Jigging with live or cut bait can really put you into a fight with one of these brutes!  As always...tight lines and fish boat side!!!

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