Key West Fishing Report

Key West Fishing Report April 11, 2021

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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This time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing in Key West.

With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

 

TARPON... It is the time of year yet again that we all look forward to. A few small groups of fish starting showing up already in the lower keys. In the upcoming month these amazing fish will start moving their way down in the keys. In return giving anglers an amazing opportunity to try and land the silver king.

Permit. As we get closer to April a good amount of fish will start pushing off shore to start spawning. We will still see them on the flats but will not be as predominate. 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.

 

A number of Key West fishing guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats.

 

Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out.

With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

 

TARPON... It is the time of year yet again that we all look forward to. A few small groups of fish starting showing up already in the lower keys. In the upcoming month these amazing fish will start moving their way down in the keys. In return giving anglers an amazing opportunity to try and land the silver king.

Permit. As we get closer to April a good amount of fish will start pushing off shore to start spawning. We will still see them on the flats but will not be as predominate. 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.

 

A number of Key West fishing guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats.

 

Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The Key West reef fishing

With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

 

TARPON... It is the time of year yet again that we all look forward to. A few small groups of fish starting showing up already in the lower keys. In the upcoming month these amazing fish will start moving their way down in the keys. In return giving anglers an amazing opportunity to try and land the silver king.

Permit. As we get closer to April a good amount of fish will start pushing off shore to start spawning. We will still see them on the flats but will not be as predominate. 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.

 

A number of Key West fishing guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats.

 

Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

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 March 29, 2021

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!

The following week will have winds out of the south and south east. The temperatures in the next few days will be in the mid to upper 70's and then drop in the lower 70's near the end of the week.

Key West Flats Fishing

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This time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing in Key West.

With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

TARPON... It is the time of year yet again that we all look forward to. A few small groups of fish starting showing up already in the lower keys. In the upcoming month these amazing fish will start moving their way down in the keys. In return giving anglers an amazing opportunity to try and land the silver king.

Permit. As we get closer to April a good amount of fish will start pushing off shore to start spawning. We will still see them on the flats but will not be as predominate. 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.

A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats.

Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats.

Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare.

Still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin". 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 on the reef.

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 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.

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 Key West reef fishing bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around.

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.

Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a "pitch rod" or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren't too picky.

Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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 March 22, 2021

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!

The following week will have winds out of the south and south east. The temperatures in the next few days will be in the mid to upper 70’s and then drop in the lower 70’s near the end of the week.

Key West Flats Fishing

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his time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing in Key West. With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

 

TARPON… It is the time of year yet again that we all look forward to. A few small groups of fish starting showing up already in the lower keys. In the upcoming month these amazing fish will start moving their way down in the keys. In return giving anglers an amazing opportunity to try and land the silver king.

 

Permit. As we get closer to April a good amount of fish will start pushing off shore to start spawning. We will still see them on the flats but will not be as predominate. many of the fish we have been seeing are of good size and are looking for a quick bite.  You will want to keep an eye out for a tail tip flashing out of the water and water pushes. Be mindful of 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.

 

A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don’t be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The Key West offshore fishing have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare. Still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or “dolphin”.  What a thrill to catch… and 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 on the reef. 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 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 Key West reef fishing 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. Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a “pitch rod” or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren’t too picky.

Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don’t give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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 March 4, 2021

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!

The following week will have lite winds out of the east and south east. The temperatures in the next few days will be in the low 70's and then drop in the 60's. By the weekend we should be expecting wind in the low 30 MPH range so plan accordingly.

Key West Flats Fishing

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This time of year it is very weather dependent when it comes to flats fishing. With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

TARPON... it is the time of year yet again that we all look forward to. A few small groups of fish starting showing up already in the lower keys. In the upcoming month these amazing fish will start moving their way down in the keys. In return giving anglers an amazing opportunity to try and land the silver king.

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.

A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare. Still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin". 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 on the reef. 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 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.

Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a "pitch rod" or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren't too picky.

Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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 February 8, 2021

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!

The following week will have alot of wind out of the west north west and then flip flop around toward the end of the week.. The temperatures in the next few days will be in the low 60's and then come up to upper 60's and lower 70's followed by another cold front later in the week.so dress accordingly.

Key West Flats Fishing

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This time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing. With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

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. A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats.

While you're fishing, you may want to check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare.

Just so you know, we are still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin". 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 on the reef. 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.

Also, therolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. 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. Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a "pitch rod" or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren't too picky.

Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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 25, 2021

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!

The following week will have a bit of wind out of the east and southeast. The temperatures in the next few days will drop to the upper 60's so dress accordingly. But by the end of the week the wind should hopefully start to pick right back up to the lower to mid 70's.

Key West Flats Fishing

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This time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing. With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

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. A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare. Still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin". 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 on the reef. 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 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. Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a "pitch rod" or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren't too picky.

Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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 4, 2021

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!

The following week will have a bit of wind out of the east and southeast. The temperatures in the next few days will drop to the upper 60's so dress accordingly. But by the end of the week the wind should hopefully start to pick right back up to the lower to mid 70's.

Key West Flats Fishing

saltwater angler key west fishing

For the flats:
This time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing. With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

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. A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats.

Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

 

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Offshore reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare. Still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin". 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 on the reef.

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 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. Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a "pitch rod" or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren't too picky.

Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

 

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 December 27, 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!

The following week will have a bit of wind out of the east and southeast. The temperatures in the next few days will drop to the upper 60's so dress accordingly. But by the end of the week the wind should hopefully start to pick right back up to the lower to mid 70's.

Key West Flats Fishing

saltwater angler key west fishing

This time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing. With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

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.

A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West Offshore reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare. Still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin". 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.

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. Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a "pitch rod" or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren't too picky.

Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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 December 16, 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!

The following week will have a slight breeze out of the north and northeast. But by the end of the week the weather will start to clear up. 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

This time of year it is very weather dependent when it come to flats fishing. With cold fronts the temperatures on the flats will fluctuate rapidly over night which is something to keep in mind when targeting flats species.

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.

A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats.

Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West offshore fishing reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. With the coming of the full moon and some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare.

Our Key West fishing captains are still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin". 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.

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 Key West 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.

Keep in mind and  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. Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a "pitch rod" or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren't too picky.

Our tip is to make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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 December 7, 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!

The following week will have a slight breeze out of the north and northeast. But by the end of the week the weather will start to clear up. 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

First, we will talk about the permit fish. 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. A number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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 Key West 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.

We would also like to mention that with water temperatures cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Something to point out is that a number of guides have reported still seeing some nice 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.

Something to remember, with water temperatures cooling, we have started to see many more large Barracuda pushing onto the flats. Check sand holes for these toothy critters, most likely facing into the current and holding their position. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Remember, if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. Lastly, be prepared for a spectacular fight, with long runs and jumps!

Book a Flats Fishing Trip with Capt, Tony

Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West offshore fishing reports have been good, when the weather permits us to get out. We have a full moon coming, so that means we will have some cooler water temperatures we expect to start seeing more and more Wahoo. These fish are a blast to catch and make amazing table fare.

We are still seeing some Mahi-Mahi or "dolphin". 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.

Lastly, Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. 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.

Also, 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. Should you happen to have the Cobia come up on the surface, be prepared with a "pitch rod" or a setup the you can quickly rig to throw a piece of cut bait, pinfish , or even a bucktail jig. These fish tend to eat the scraps missed by larger predators and aren't too picky.

Our final suggestion is to make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Instead reset and get another bait in their face, they will often hang around looking for what they just missed.

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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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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