Key West Fishing Report

Key West Fishing Report for January 3, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

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

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Key West Fishing Report for December 20, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

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

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Key West Fishing Report for December 15, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

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

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Key West Fishing Report for November 5, 2017

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

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

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

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