Key West Fishing Report

Key West Fishing Report for September 20, 2020

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!

Nicer weather is upon us. The following week will have some great weather with slight breeze out of the southeast. this time of year it can get dreadfully hot in the middle of the day. so be prepared with lots of water and proper clothing.

Key West Flats Fishing

saltwater angler key west fishing

With the Permit, many of the fish we have been seeing are of good size and are looking for a quick bite. Keep an eye out for a tail tip flashing out of the water and water pushes.

Keep in mind the weather conditions, as this cloud cover will make it difficult to see into the water. Instead make sure to double check any suspicious surface disturbance. Lots of Bonefish around, best being sought after on a low tide but being caught throughout the day.  They can be found feeding in shallow water eating crabs and shrimp.

The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish). If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of "dusty" or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones.

Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well. With water temperatures on the rise Tarpon have been seen and caught moving both on the ocean side as well as on the flats in the back country. A majority of the larger migratory fish have started pushing out leaving more juvenile fish ranging from 20lb to 70lb around.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, Mahi-Mahi "dolphin"are been around in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! this time of year the fish tend to be on the smaller size with the bigger ones mixed in. We've been hearing reports of some sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. My personal favorite sandwich fish (Mahi-Mahi), can be caught pitching baits along weed lines and patches as well as trolling. The Blackfin Tuna bite has also been pretty decent, especially if going out with a blacked out well of pilchards. Be on the lookout for birds but pay attention to the sounder as well, for any marks between 100-150ft. Don't forget the chopsticks should you happen to get in on some Tuna action, as these fish are sushi grade! Bleed them quick and get them on ice ASAP for the best tasting fish.

 

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

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

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Key West Fishing Report for September 1020, 2020

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!

Nicer weather is upon us. The following week will have some great weather with slight breeze out of the southeast. this time of year it can get dreadfully hot in the middle of the day. so be prepared with lots of water and proper clothing.

Key West Flats Fishing

saltwater angler key west fishing

With the Permit, many of the fish we have been seeing are of good size and are looking for a quick bite. Keep an eye out for a tail tip flashing out of the water and water pushes. Keep in mind the weather conditions, as this cloud cover will make it difficult to see into the water. Instead make sure to double check any suspicious surface disturbance. Lots of Bonefish around, best being sought after on a low tide but being caught throughout the day.. They can be found feeding in shallow water eating crabs and shrimp.

The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish). If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of "dusty" or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones. Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well. With water temperatures on the rise Tarpon have been seen and caught moving both on the ocean side as well as on the flats in the back country. A majority of the larger migratory fish have started pushing out leaving more juvenile fish ranging from 20lb to 70lb around.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, Mahi-Mahi "dolphin “are been around in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! this time of year the fish tend to be on the smaller size with the bigger ones mixed in. We've been hearing reports of some sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish.

Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. My personal favorite sandwich fish (Mahi-Mahi), can be caught pitching baits along weed lines and patches as well as trolling. The Blackfin Tuna bite has also been pretty decent, especially if going out with a blacked out well of pilchards.

Be on the lookout for birds but pay attention to the sounder as well, for any marks between 100-150ft. Don't forget the chopsticks should you happen to get in on some Tuna action, as these fish are sushi grade! Bleed them quick and get them on ice ASAP for the best tasting fish.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

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 for June 6, 2020

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!

As we begin to welcome back our non-resident anglers, in this coming week the winds will be minimal with slight chances of rain. In the following week looks great with a slight breeze.

Key West Flats Fishing

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With the Permit, many of the fish we have been seeing are of good size and are looking for a quick bite. Keep an eye out for a tail tip flashing out of the water and water pushes. Keep in mind the weather conditions, as this cloud cover will make it difficult to see into the water. Instead make sure to double check any suspicious surface disturbance.

Still quite a few Bonefish around, best being sought after on a low tide. They can be found feeding in shallow water eating crabs and shrimp.The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish). If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of "dusty" or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones. Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well.

With water temperatures on the rise Tarpon have been seen and caught moving both on the ocean side as well as on the flats in the back country. A majority of the larger migratory fish have started pushing out leaving more juvenile fish ranging from 20lb to 70lb around.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, Mahi-Mahi "dolphin"are been around in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! this time of year the fish tend to be on the smaller size with the bigger ones mixed in. We've been hearing reports of some sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish.

Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. My personal favorite sandwich fish (Mahi-Mahi), can be caught pitching baits along weed lines and patches as well as trolling.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

Book an Offshore Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

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 for March 9, 2020

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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Starting to see quite a few more Bonefish and Permit being caught as they push back up into the shallows. The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish). If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of "dusty" or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones.

Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well. When it comes to our Permit, be on the lookout because you never know when one might pop up. Look for long black sickle like tails breaking the water surface as these fish face-plant the bottom in search of a bite. Water pushes in the form of a "V" shape can also be an indicator of a hungry perm pushing across a flat.

Starting to hear more and more reports of Tarpon for offshore fishing in Key West and the Lower Keys, These Tarpon are being seen and caught moving down the Keys, sticking to a little bit deep water at the moment. We are anxiously awaiting the full swing of the migration in the coming weeks and having these fish move onto more of our flats.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! If going for Tuna be sure to bring your wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks for this sushi grade fish.

Some Wahoo have also been being caught. These fish can be best caught high speed trolling, and can range anywhere between 30-50lbs. Heads up when Wahoo fishing, you may also happen to catch some of the Kingfish (King Mackerel) that are swimming around right now.

We have also been hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

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 for March 4, 2020

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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Starting to see quite a few more Bonefish and Permit being caught as they push back up into the shallows. The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish). If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of "dusty" or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones. Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well.

When it comes to our Permit,  be on the lookout because you never know when one might pop up. Look for long black sickle like tails breaking the water surface as these fish face-plant the bottom in search of a bite. Water pushes in the form of a "V" shape can also be an indicator of a hungry perm pushing across a flat.

Lastly, for offshore fishing in Key West and the Lower Keys, we have been starting to hear more and more reports of Tarpon being seen and caught moving down the Keys, sticking to a little bit deep water at the moment. We are anxiously awaiting the full swing of the migration in the coming weeks and having these fish move onto more of our flats.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! If going for Tuna be sure to bring your wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks for this sushi grade fish.

Some Wahoo have also been being caught. These fish can be best caught high speed trolling, and can range anywhere between 30-50lbs. Heads up when Wahoo fishing, you may also happen to catch some of the Kingfish (King Mackerel) that are swimming around right now.

We have also been hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

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 for February 23, 2020

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

saltwater angler key west fishing

Starting to see quite a few more Bonefish and Permit being caught as they push back up into the shallows. The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish).

If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of "dusty" or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones.

Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well. When it comes to our Permit,  be on the lookout because you never know when one might pop up. Look for long black sickle like tails breaking the water surface as these fish face-plant the bottom in search of a bite. Water pushes in the form of a "V" shape can also be an indicator of a hungry perm pushing across a flat.

Lastly, for offshore fishing in Key West and the Lower Keys, we are starting to hear more and more reports of Tarpon being seen and caught moving down the Keys, sticking to a little bit deep water at the moment. We are anxiously awaiting the full swing of the migration in the coming weeks and having these fish move onto more of our flats.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! If going for Tuna be sure to bring your wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks for this sushi grade fish. Some Wahoo have also been being caught.

These fish can be best caught high speed trolling, and can range anywhere between 30-50lbs. Heads up when Wahoo fishing, you may also happen to catch some of the Kingfish (King Mackerel) that are swimming around right now.

We have also been hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

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 for February 18, 2020

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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Well, the beginning of this month sure was a frustrating one, with cold front after cold front moving in. However it looks like we may finally be getting over that windy hump and have some decent weather ahead. Lots of sunshine and warm weather has brought our water temps up and our fish seem to be about as happy as we are.

Starting to see quite a few more Bonefish and Permit being caught as they push back up into the shallows. The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish). If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of "dusty" or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones. Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well.

When it comes to our Permit,  be on the lookout because you never know when one might pop up. Look for long black sickle like tails breaking the water surface as these fish face-plant the bottom in search of a bite. Water pushes in the form of a "V" shape can also be an indicator of a hungry perm pushing across a flat. Starting to hear more and more reports of Tarpon being seen and caught moving down the Keys, sticking to a little bit deep water at the moment. We are anxiously awaiting the full swing of the migration in the coming weeks and having these fish move onto more of our flats.

 

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! If going for Tuna be sure to bring your wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks for this sushi grade fish. Some Wahoo have also been being caught. These fish can be best caught high speed trolling, and can range anywhere between 30-50lbs. Heads up when Wahoo fishing, you may also happen to catch some of the Kingfish (King Mackerel) that are swimming around right now. We have also been hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters.

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 for February 11, 2020

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

saltwater angler key west fishing

Wow! What a crazy beginning of the New Year. Our weather down here in Key West sure has been tough not allowing for the best of fishing conditions.

With cold front after cold front moving in, it has made getting out on the water difficult. With the cooler air the water temps have dropped a bit as well.

For the flats; this is not bad weather for fishing Barracudas as they tend to become slightly more active when water temps drop a bit. These fish can be caught using both spinning gear and on the fly. Think about using bait fish patterns that are long and shiny if targeting on fly, and top water lures or (the tried and true) cuda-tube lures if spin fishing.

This time of year we also tend to find Sea Trout moving into the basins. These fish are super fun to catch and aren't bad eating either. Starting to see a few more Bonefish and Permit being caught in between these fronts as our air temperature has been a little more consistent lately. So be on the lookout because you never know when one might pop up.

Also having some more Tarpon being caught as we anxiously await the full swing of the migration in the coming weeks.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! If going for Tuna be sure to bring your wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks for this sushi grade fish.

Some Wahoo have also been being caught fairly consistently. These fish can be best caught high speed trolling, and can range anywhere between 30-50lbs. Heads up when Wahoo fishing, you may also happen to catch some of the Kingfish (King Mackerel) that are swimming around right now.

We have also been hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating.

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating.

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 for February 4, 2020

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

saltwater angler key west fishing

Wow! What a crazy beginning of the New Year and lots to report on our Key West fishing report blog. Our weather down here in Key West sure has been tough not allowing for the best of fishing conditions. With cold front after cold front moving in, it has made getting out on the water difficult. With the cooler air the water temps have dropped a bit as well.

For the flats; this is not bad weather for fishing Barracudas as they tend to become slightly more active when water temps drop a bit. These fish can be caught using both spinning gear and on the fly. Think about using bait fish patterns that are long and shiny if targeting on fly, and top water lures or (the tried and true) cuda-tube lures if spin fishing.

This time of year we also tend to find Sea Trout moving into the basins. These fish are super fun to catch and aren't bad eating either.

Most of our Bonefish and Permit have been pretty hard to find, and they more than likely pulled off the flats in search of some warmer water. That being said however, be on the lookout because you never know when one might pop up.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! If going for Tuna be sure to bring your wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks for this sushi grade fish. Some Wahoo have also been being caught fairly consistently. These fish can be best caught high speed trolling, and can range anywhere between 30-50lbs.

Heads up when Wahoo fishing, you may also happen to catch some of the Kingfish (King Mackerel) that are swimming around right now.

We have also been hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating.

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating.

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 for January 30, 2020

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

saltwater angler key west fishing

Wow! What a crazy beginning of the New Year. Our weather down here in Key West sure has been tough not allowing for the best of fishing conditions. With cold front after cold front moving in, it has made getting out on the water difficult. With the cooler air the water temps have dropped quite a bit as well.

For the flats; this is not bad weather for fishing Barracudas as they tend to become slightly more active when water temps drop a bit. These fish can be caught using both spinning gear and on the fly. Think about using bait fish patterns that are long and shiny if targeting on fly, and top water lures or (the tried and true) cuda-tube lures if spin fishing. This time of year we also tend to find Sea Trout moving into the basins. These fish are super fun to catch and aren't bad eating either. Most of our Bonefish and Permit have been pretty hard to find, and they more than likely pulled off the flats in search of some warmer water. That being said however, be on the lookout because you never know when one might pop up.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! If going for Tuna be sure to bring your wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks for this sushi grade fish. Some Wahoo have also been being caught fairly consistently. These fish can be best caught high speed trolling, and can range anywhere between 30-50lbs. Heads up when Wahoo fishing, you may also happen to catch some of the Kingfish (King Mackerel) that are swimming around right now. We have also been hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating.

The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating.

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 for January 20, 2020

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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Happy New Year! Flats this time of year are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Cold fronts are constantly moving in and the colder water temperatures will start impacting the flats more and more.

We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink their teeth into. Long and flashy bait-fish patterns work when trying to target these tricky speed demons. Keep in mind though as cold fronts come and go, water temperatures will fluctuate and the Bonefish and Permit will be pushing and pulling off the flats, so be prepared should you get a shot on one!

 

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The Wahoo bite has picked up the last couple of days around the moon phase. With fish ranging anywhere from 30 to 50lbs, there are many ways to catch Wahoo. High speed trolling is one of the most effective ways to target them. Hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish.

Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them and feeding as well. Keep a few spinning rods ready to pitch a bait once you hook one as you might have a second fish come in with him.

The Blackfin Tuna have also been being brought in, in pretty good numbers. A great fighting fish, these deeper water bullets can be caught trolling, or jigging with bucktail jigs, or better yet caught with live bait. Be sure to bring your chopsticks as they make for table fair which is huge bonus. The Reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating.

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 for January 13, 2020

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

saltwater angler key west fishing

Flats this time of year are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Cold fronts are starting to move in and the colder water temperatures will start impacting the flats more and more.

We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink their teeth into. Long and flashy bait-fish patterns work when trying to target these tricky speed demons. Keep in mind though as cold fronts come and go, water temperatures will fluctuate and the Bonefish and Permit will be pushing and pulling off the flats, so be prepared should you get a shot on one!

The Wahoo bite has picked up the last couple of days around the moon phase. With fish ranging anywhere from 30 to 50lbs, there are many ways to catch Wahoo. High speed trolling is one of the most effective ways to target them. Hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them and feeding as well.

Keep a few spinning rods ready to pitch a bait once you hook one as you might have a second fish come in with him. The Blackfin Tuna have also been being brought in, in pretty good numbers.

A great fighting fish, these deeper water bullets can be caught trolling, or jigging with bucktail jigs, or better yet caught with live bait. Be sure to bring your chopsticks as they make for table fair which is huge bonus. The Reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating..

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 for January 1, 2020

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

saltwater angler key west fishing

Happy New Year!!! Flats this time of year are less crowded and fish are not being pressured so heavily. Cold fronts are starting to move in and the colder water temperatures will start impacting the flats more and more. We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink their teeth into.

Long and flashy bait-fish patterns work when trying to target these tricky speed demons. Keep in mind though as cold fronts come and go, water temperatures will fluctuate and the Bonefish and Permit will be pushing and pulling off the flats, so be prepared should you get a shot on one! The Wahoo bite has picked up the last couple of days around the moon phase. With fish ranging anywhere from 30 to 50lbs, there are many ways to catch Wahoo. High speed trolling is one of the most effective ways to target them.

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

 

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Hearing reports of sailfish being caught out in the gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them and feeding as well.

Keep a few spinning rods ready to pitch a bait once you hook one as you might have a second fish come in with him. The Blackfin Tuna have also been being brought in, in pretty good numbers.

A great fighting fish, these deeper water bullets can be caught trolling, or jigging with bucktail jigs, or better yet caught with live bait. Be sure to bring your chopsticks as they make for table fair which is huge bonus. The Reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating.

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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


 

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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”!

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

 

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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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