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Key West Fishing Report for July 20, 2017

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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

 

Key West Offshore Fishing

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

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Key West Fishing Report for June 28, 2017

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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

Key West Offshore Fishing

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

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Key West Fishing Report for May 18, 2017

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

Key West Flats Fishing

Light winds and warm weather continue to be the report from Key West. The migratory Tarpon are here and moving key west fishing charters with capt tony murphythrough the lower keys, with reports of large schools both east and west of Key West. Many have been a little finicky so far, but the large schools make up for picky fish giving lots of chances for a hook-up. The pre-sunrise and late afternoon bite is the best time to maximize possible hook-ups. Darker flies from toads to bait fish patterns are good choices for fly fishing. Oddly enough bone white Hogy lures in the 10 inch size are excellent when spin fishing. Most hook ups on spin have been with live baitfish or crabs. Bone fish and Permit have been very active on the flats lately. The afternoon bite has been the best for finding Permit feeding. Just remember to pay close attention to the tides when picking the right flat to search for Bones and Permit.

Key West Offshore Fishing

Offshore, many large Dolphin are being caught under some really nice packed weed lines. With Wahoo, Dolphin and plenty of Mackerel out beyond the reef-line,  planning a trip offshore could be surprising and rewarding!  Its the time of year where we start to see large schools of young Dolphin prowling weed lines offshore. This brings in a lot of larger Pelagic species as well. Remember there is always many different reef species to tackle too. Multiple species of snappers are always available when fishing off the bottom in 40-60 feet.  Grouper season opened on May 1st., so get the heavy gear ready for excellent tasting table fare. Wishing you tight lines and fish boat-side!

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Key West Fishing Report for June 28, 2017

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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

Key West Offshore Fishing

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

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Key West Fishing Report for  April 15 2017

Hello to everyone from the staff at The Saltwater Angler.

The Migratory Tarpon have started to move through the Keys. The Atlantic side of the Keys has been the best  place to key west fishing reportlook for larger Tarpon with the deeper channels just off the flats holding Juveniles. The closer we get to May, you'll be able to look for the big ones on both sides of the Keys. The pre-sunrise and late afternoon bite is the best time to maximize possible hook-ups. Darker flies from toads to bait fish patterns are good choices for fly fishing. Oddly enough bone white Hogy lures in the 10 inch size are excellent when spin fishing. We will have a small cold front move through the week-end, so back country fishing for Bonefish and Permit could be tough. Keep this in mind if planning on coming down the next 4-5 days.

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

Key West Offshore Fishing

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

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Key West Fishing Report for January 2017

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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

Key West Flats Fishing

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

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