Key West Fishing Report

Key West Fishing Report May 10, 2022

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

The weather looks great for the next week or so, with lights winds just about everyday! Still some windy days will come and go, so picking the right day to fish will something everyone needs to pay attention to.
The migratory Tarpon have finally been showing up and migrating through the lower keys.  Most have been rolling in deeper channels just off the flats with the Atlantic Ocean side holding most of the fish.  Try using a sink tip if you plan on taking a shot at these guys. As the month goes on, more and more Tarpon will start moving through the keys.
With the worm hatch happening any day, look for hungry Tarpon to be gorging themselves and packing the channels between the islands. Hungry Bonefish and Permit have been seen roaming the flats in good numbers. Many Captains have been reporting the bones fish in very large numbers. Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern if presented right will trigger a strike.
Be sure to keep an eye out for nervous water or wakes pushing across the shallow flats. On days with low light or sun hanging low in the sky, try looking for puffs of mud as well. This is usually a sign of hungry fish digging for food. There will be a lot more boats out on the flats this time of year, so be curious and careful.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The sailfish bite has come on strong with multiple releases reported by quite a few Captains. Anglers are still finding a mix bag of Bonita and Blackfin Tuna under frigate birds in approximately 200 to 300 feet to the west.

In addition, there have been a lot of Kingfish landed at the end of the bar with a good west tide. We are still seeing a lot of Snapper action in just 60 -100 feet of water.

Big schools of yellow-tail snapper are in easy reach of most boats just off the reef line. Caution should be heeded when venturing off-shore in windy conditions.

As always, we wish you tight lines and fish boat side!

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

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Reef fishing still continues to be good as more bait shows up. Yellow Tail snapper and grouper will just get better as winter sets in. Although getting out with northern winds will make it difficult. Just remember to boat safe and pay attention to the weather forecast.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

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Key West Fishing Report April 25, 2022

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

The weather will play a major role in fishing opportunities through the next week with lighter winds finally letting anglers get out. We will have a steady ESE wind all week with just Sunday and Monday bringing higher winds. The last few days have been much better with many Permit and Tarpon being sighted to the west and east of Key West.

We are seeing small pushes of migratory Tarpon on the north side of the keys and in some channels emptying into the Atlantic side as well. The much larger schools of 100+ pound Tarpon have been showing up but just a little slower than years past. Good news is the flats have been steadily producing shots at Bonefish and Big Permit.

Captains are already reporting catches of both Bones and Permit all over the flats. Just remember to pay close attention to the tides when picking the right flat to search for Bones and Permit. Nervous water, shallow water wakes and even puffs of mud are good signs of Bones and Permit feeding.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The sailfish bite has come on strong with multiple releases reported by quite a few Captains. Anglers are still finding a mix bag of Bonita and Blackfin Tuna under frigate birds in approximately 200 to 300 feet to the west.

In addition, there have been a lot of Kingfish landed at the end of the bar with a good west tide. We are still seeing a lot of Snapper action in just 60 -100 feet of water.

Big schools of yellow-tail snapper are in easy reach of most boats just off the reef line. Caution should be heeded when venturing off-shore in windy conditions.

As always, we wish you tight lines and fish boat side!

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

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Reef fishing still continues to be good as more bait shows up. Yellow Tail snapper and grouper will just get better as winter sets in. Although getting out with northern winds will make it difficult. Just remember to boat safe and pay attention to the weather forecast.

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Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report March 30, 2022

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Spring is finally here and our waters have warmed up nicely! Spring winds will come and go, so picking the right day to fish will be something everyone needs to pay attention to.

Expect the winds on Wednesday and Thursday to be pushing 30mph. A good day to plan something else. Other than those days we have a at least 10 days of very favorable weather ahead.

Some larger migratory Tarpon have already started showing and migrating through the lower keys.  Most have been rolling in deeper channels just off the flats. Try using a sink tip if you plan on taking a shot at these guys. As the month goes on, more and more Tarpon will start moving through the keys. We are still a good few weeks away from the larger schools.

With the water temps back up, we could see them anytime. Hungry Bonefish and Permit have already been seen roaming the flats for tasty crabs and shrimp. Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern if presented right will trigger a strike. Be sure to keep an eye out for nervous water or wakes pushing across the shallow flats.

On days with low light or sun hanging low in the sky, try looking for puffs of mud as well. This is usually a sign of hungry fish digging for food. The March Merkin Permit Tournament has come and went with many fish being landed. It was a much better year than the last one. This could a good sign of a great Permit season this year!

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Moving out to the reef line has continued to bring many large schools of Yellow Tail snapper. Small hooks and 8-10lb. fluorocarbon is a must to get the larger flag size to bite.

Bottom fishing in deeper water offshore has produced many Mutton snapper bites as well. Bouncing buck tail jigs or dropping live bait over live bottom will get you a chance at one of these brutes. Offshore stills is full of live bait which is keeping the Sail fishing, hot.

There are still a lot of Tuna around too. Look for these guys in deeper water from 200-400ft. Good weed lines and feeding birds will point you in the right direction. Most guides fishing from Sankey lighthouse all the way to the west end of the Bar are finding fish. Grouper season is just a month away, so get ready!!!

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

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Reef fishing still continues to be good as more bait shows up. Yellow Tail snapper and grouper will just get better as winter sets in. Although getting out with northern winds will make it difficult. Just remember to boat safe and pay attention to the weather forecast.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report March 12, 2022

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Spring is just around the corner and our waters have already started warming up! Winds will start to ramp up, so picking the right time to get out will be tricky.

Some larger migratory Tarpon have already started showing up. Most have been rolling in deeper channels just off the flats. Try using a sink tip if you plan on taking a shot at these guys.

As the month goes on, more and more Tarpon will start moving through the keys. We are still a good few weeks away from the massive schools of giant females. But with the water temps on the rise, we could see them anytime.

Hungry Bonefish and Permit have already been seen roaming the flats for tasty crabs and shrimp. Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern if presented right will trigger a strike.

Be sure to keep an eye out for nervous water or wakes pushing across the shallow flats. On days with low light or sun hanging low in the sky, try looking for puffs of mud as well. This is usually a sign of hungry fish digging for food.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore continues to produce a lot of Black fin tuna in our area. The abundance of bait just off the reef line has continued to bring larger fish closer in.

Sailfish are also in full swing with captains reporting hook-ups in 200-300 feet of water just outside the color change. Even though it is a little early to see schools of dolphins showing up, captains are reporting their presence now as well. Most have been in small groups moving up and down packed weed lines just outside of the reef line.

Remember to keep an eye out for feeding birds as this will be an area of bait with feeding fish.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

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Reef fishing still continues to be good as more bait shows up. Yellow Tail snapper and grouper will just get better as winter sets in. Although getting out with northern winds will make it difficult. Just remember to boat safe and pay attention to the weather forecast.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report February 22, 2022

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Winds will be back in the mid 20's most of the week. Looks as if our cooler days are behind us the next few weeks.

Windows of opportunity where the weather cooperates will still be around all week. Hungry sharks, jacks, cudas  and sea trout in the back country basins along with Cudas will be your options until water temps rise.

With temps on the rise, Bone fish and Permit will begin to move over the flats looking for food. The winds will make fly casting somewhat difficult. Keep your cast low and side arm style to stay under the winds. Switching to light spin tackle will still give you more shots at fish when the wind kicks up.

Still having a backup plan is necessary in the winter here if you have just a few days to fish.  Finding shelter sides of mangrove islands and fishing for snapper is always an option.

Look for the warmest time of the day with lots of sun if you are going to try any flats. Jacks will also be hungry around bait schools tight to mangrove islands and typically don't mind moderate cold fronts.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The abundance of bait offshore continue to make fishing hot. A lot of bally-hoo have brought in nice size schools of Tunas, Sailfish and Wahoo.

As usual the wind this time of year make it a little difficult for smaller boats to venture out. Larger boats will keep you dry and make for a much more enjoyable day.

Look for the winds to begin forming nice weed-lines where smaller bait will hold. A good start is just off the reef in 100 to 200 feet of water.

Keep an eye out for feeding birds as well, these guys will be your best sign of feeding fish and bait. The yellow tail snapper bite on the reef continues to be good this time of year as well.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

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Reef fishing still continues to be good as more bait shows up. Yellow Tail snapper and grouper will just get better as winter sets in. Although getting out with northern winds will make it difficult. Just remember to boat safe and pay attention to the weather forecast.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report February 10, 2022

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Lighter winds will set in for most of the week from 9 to 18 mph. A small cold front with temps down to the mid 60's will keep bonefish and permit off the flats mid-week.

But for the early part of week and week-end, the weather should be warm enough to see some Bonefish/Permit movement onto the shallows. Windows of opportunity where the weather cooperates will still be around all week.

The Cuda Bowl will be going on this week-end which will be the main game of choice  anyway with water temps still below 75 degrees. Hungry sharks, jacks and sea trout in the back country basins along with Cudas will be your options until water temps rise.

The lighter winds will make fly casting easier this week which is a nice change. Switching to light spin tackle will still give you more shots at fish when the wind kicks up. Still having a backup plan is necessary in the winter here if you have just a few days to fish.  Finding shelter sides of mangrove islands and fishing for snapper is always an option.

Look for the warmest time of the day with lots of sun if you are going to try any flats. Jacks will also be hungry around bait schools tight to mangrove islands and typically don't mind moderate cold fronts.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Outside of the reef, there has been a steady flow of bait showing up bringing in many pelagic specials.

The sailfish fishing has been very good with lots of captains getting hooked up in 150-250 feet of water. The Tuna bite has also stayed steady with a mix bag of Bonita as well. Keep an eye out for birds feeding just off the reef line.

The sea mounts and wrecks in that 200 feet of water have been holding a lot of bait. Wahoo and King Mackerel are still options in deeper water where a color change can be found.

As always the reef have a lot of Yellow-Tail snapper that can keep you busy as well.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

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Reef fishing still continues to be good as more bait shows up. Yellow Tail snapper and grouper will just get better as winter sets in. Although getting out with northern winds will make it difficult. Just remember to boat safe and pay attention to the weather forecast.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report January 5, 2022

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Winter is almost here in the Keys, so our waters have started to cool down. The next 10 days will be tough with our first cold front.

Sunny warm days will still bring great flats fishing, but cold fronts will quiet things down. Picking your days will be important.

If the weather is cooperating, then the Permit and Bone fishing will still be great! Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern if presented right will trigger a strike.

Not much has changed for Juvenile Tarpon, they are also a good option next to many of the deeper mangrove nurseries along with Jacks and Cudas' too. Cudas, sharks and Jacks on the flats is a great way to spend the day,  whether you are on fly or spin gear.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The Offshore Action has heated up significantly over the last week with large schools of bait showing up. The blue water has made its way closer to the shore which has brought Maui, Wahoo, Sailfish and Tuna with it chasing the ballyhoo and other baits.

Anglers have found the Wahoo in 600-700 feet of water with Tuna and Maui shallower just outside the reef line in 200-400 feet.

The Blackfin tuna have been a little on the smaller size in a mixed bag of Bonitas and skip jacks, but still a great fight on light spinning gear.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

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Reef fishing still continues to be good as more bait shows up. Yellow Tail snapper and grouper will just get better as winter sets in. Although getting out with northern winds will make it difficult. Just remember to boat safe and pay attention to the weather forecast.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report December 6, 2021

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

With the winds down to a manageable 8-14mp and the temperatures back up to mid 70’s, the flats will be should be very active with bonefish and permit again. This weather pattern should last all week until we get the next cold front.

 

The Permit fishing has still  been a little quiet lately, but the Bonefish have been filling the void when the water temperature rises. For those still heading out onto the flats, keeping your cast low with side cast will help with the winds.

Keep an eye out for a tail tip breaking the water as the dig for tasty crabs. as well as any suspicious surface disturbance. This is called nervous water and can been a sign of feeding fish. Catching the low tide turn will find bones moving in to the flats to feed if the water temp doesn’t drop too low. Both Bonefish and Permit will be coming in to the shallows looking for crabs and shrimp as the sun heats things back up this week.

This time of year we see a lot of smaller schools of Bones in the 4-6lb range but it’s still very possible to find them in the 8-10lb range too. Just about any smaller crab flies or shrimp flies work very well. With water temperatures on the rise, juvenile Tarpon should be actively feeding again.

If the winds permit you to get out,  look for the warmest time of the day with lots of sun. Snapper, Cudas and Jacks are a great alternative to the more difficult fish and can make for a great day on the flats. Look for these fish closer to deep water pockets next to mangrove islands.

Cudas can be found over the flats sunning themselves atop sandy holes to keep warm. Cuda tubes or top water hard baits work great. Just remember to us a wire leader and keep it moving fast.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Lighter winds will make getting offshore over the next week much easier. The fishing has been great with lots of Wahoo and Tuna around. A live well full of live bait will really help you getting hooked up.

As always keep an eye out for feeding birds offshore or packed weed lines to be in the best spot. The reef is very active with cooler water bringing in big Mutton snapper as well as good amount of Groupers too.

The yellow tail snapper action is always hot this time of year just off the reef line in 30-40 feet of water. Chum balls or just plain old chum will bring these guys up from deeper water usually along with some other species too.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - See Above.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report November 11, 2021

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Winter is almost here in the Keys, so our waters have started to cool down.

The next 10 days will be tough with our first cold front. Sunny warm days will still bring great flats fishing, but cold fronts will quiet things down. Picking your days will be important.

If the weather is cooperating, then the Permit and Bone fishing will still be great! Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern if presented right will trigger a strike.

Not much has changed for Juvenile Tarpon, they are also a good option next to many of the deeper mangrove nurseries along with Jacks and Cudas' too. Cudas, sharks and Jacks on the flats is a great way to spend the day, whether you are on fly or spin gear.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The Offshore Action has heated up significantly over the last week with large schools of bait showing up.

The blue water has made its way closer to the shore which has brought Maui, Wahoo, Sailfish and Tuna with it chasing the ballyhoo and other baits.

Anglers have found the Wahoo in 600-700 feet of water with Tuna and Maui shallower just outside the reef line in 200-400 feet. The Blackfin tuna have been a little on the smaller size in a mixed bag of Bonitas and skip jacks, but still a great fight on light spinning gear.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - Reef fishing still continues to be good as more bait shows up. Yellow Tail snapper and grouper will just get better as winter sets in.

Although getting out with northern winds will make it difficult. Just remember to boat safe and pay attention to the weather forcast.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report October 28, 2021

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

The next weeks will be bringing us a couple cold fronts and with them some swirly weather. Winds will out of the south, then west and finally out of the north which will kick up 20-28mph.

The Bone fishing should remain good as long as you can get out. Few permit should still be around as well. Anglers that are venturing out have sighted small schools of permit tailing in the skinny water early, while slipping into deeper water later in the afternoon.

The water temp will drop a little to 82-84 degrees, but will have little affect even with approaching cooler weather. The front will bring some rain showers as well and it looks to stick around for a few days, so the flats could be challenging until the front passes. Winds will be around 12-18 mph before and after the cold front, so pick your days wisely.

Staying tight to mangrove tree lines and fish the leeward side for some good shelter. Jacks, Cudas, Snapper and some small Tarpon still make for a fun day with these windy conditions. Good news is the water temps should drop enough to really boost the back country fishing next week! As the flats water temp cools fishing will open up to all day and not just early morning.

Good news is the water temps should drop enough to really boost the back country fishing next week! Early morning fishing has been the best time to get the fish to eat over the past week due to very warm water later in the day. We are still finding juvenile Tarpon over the turtle grass flats east of Key West.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The offshore bite has also been good the last few days with an abundant amount of bait moving in closer the shore line. Although the weather will bring challenges for getting off shore the next week, larger boats should be fine venturing out.

Fishing closer in to the reef line in 30-50 feet of water should be a good place to find yellow tail snapper along with a mix bag of other snapper.  Captains have still been catching a few mahi; some have weight up to 15 pounds.

The Blackfin Tuna fishing has picked up quite nicely. Keep an eye out for feeding frigate birds in approximately 200 to 300 feet of water. In addition, there have been a lot of bonitos landed at the end of the bar with a good west tide.

Sail fish should also be around with the amount of bait offshore too.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - See above reports.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

CLICK HERE TO: BOOK A FISHING TRIP OR EMAILING US AT Tony@KeyLimey.com

Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report October 10, 2021

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

This week the flats have continued to produce some nice size bonefish and few permit as well. Many anglers have sighted small schools of permit tailing in the skinny water early, while slipping into deeper water later in the afternoon.

The water temperatures have been averaging around 87, but we do have some cooler weather approaching us this Sunday with moderate high winds. It looks to stick around for a few days, so the flats could be challenging until the front passes.

Winds will be around 12-18 mph while front is here, so stay tight to mangrove tree lines and fish the leeward side for some good shelter. Jacks, Cudas, Snapper and some small Tarpon still make for a fun day with these windy conditions.

Good news is the water temps should drop enough to really boost the back country fishing next week! Early morning fishing has been the best time to get the fish to eat over the past week due to very warm water later in the day. We are still finding juvenile Tarpon over the turtle grass flats east of Key West.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The offshore bite has also been good the last few days. Captains have been catching a few mahi; some have weight up to 15 pounds. Anglers have also found some black fins under frigate birds in approximately 200 to 300 feet. In addition, there have been a lot of bonitos landed at the end of the bar with a good west tide.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - See above reports.

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Above all else, Capt. Tony Murphy and his staff wish you tight lines! Get down here and book a trip with the Key Limey to catch that fish of a lifetime!!!

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

CLICK HERE TO: BOOK A FISHING TRIP OR EMAILING US AT Tony@KeyLimey.com

Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy


 

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Key West's Largest Fishing Store

Keep a memory of your trip to Key West with many fine gifts in the shop like stained glass art in the shape of fish, windchimes, gifts for children, luggage from Orvis, Simms, and Patagonia, and some fine locally made jewelry.

The SaltwaterAngler prides itself on our selection of fly and light tackle rods. Furthermore, they  offer a variety of high end fly rods such as Sage, G.Loomis, Winston, Shimano and Orvis. You may also note that you can compliment your fly fishing rod because Saltwater Angler has an extensive line of fly reels. To name a few, Abel, Orvis, Tibor, Ross and Shimano reels are the best in the industry and will help you reel in the “Big One”!

Go To Saltwater Angler Store

So if there is anywhere you would be comfortable purchasing fishing equipment for any salt water fishing, the Saltwater Angler is it!

 

Want to go fishing? Book your Key West Fishing Trip Now!

 

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt Tony Murphy with Key Limey Charters

Visit us weekly to get your Key West Fishing Report!

CLICK HERE TO: BOOK A FISHING TRIP OR EMAILING US AT Tony@KeyLimey.com

Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy