Key West Fishing Report

Key West Fishing Report for June 2, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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This May has been one of the toughest, weather-wise, in years.The tarpon are here but consistently inconsistent. We have started seeing nice solid strings on the ocean side beaches and inlets. At first light, happy fish are ready to eat a well presented fly. As the light gets higher these ocean fish get wary. Try Longer Leaders and smaller, lighter flies to fool these fish. Hint; never hesitate to use a worm fly this time of year. The Palolo worm hatch is on the horizon! Keep your ears open in the afternoons and be ready to head out at a moments notice. Bonefish have been consistent at certain tides up to the east. Find good current on a falling tide. Sandy flats should produce some good shots at the bones.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore there has been a very good sailfish bite happening. They love the rough water. The guys flying kites have been whacking them. Don't think that small chin-weighted and skipping ballyhoo won't get a strike though! Get down here and book a trip with the Saltwater Angler

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Key West Fishing Report for May 26, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Rain, rain go away! This May has been one of the toughest, weather-wise, in years. The tarpon are here but consistently inconsistent rain and wind make it difficult to find and see migrating fish. Also, along with the migration of tarpon comes the migration of guides who only fish here for a few months out of the year. There isn't a point, flat or channel edge that doesn't have a skiff sitting on it. All of these factors make for a challenging day on the water. But if it was easy it would not be as much fun, and the rewards can be fantastic! If you put your time in and be patient, the right scenario for hooking up will present itself. Always be vigilant and ready to make a quick cast. Anglers must take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way. Line management is key when the wind is a factor. Make sure to have your line stripped in so it lays on the deck of no basket is being used. There are other means of keeping the line in order, like mats and spikes. Remember, if it can go wrong, it will. Keep your head in the game and eliminate all of the little things that can ruin a shot at a big fish. Now we have started seeing nice solid strings on the ocean side beaches and inlets. At first light, happy fish are ready to eat a well-presented fly. As the light gets higher these ocean fish get wary. Try Longer Leaders and smaller, lighter flies to fool these fish. Hint; never hesitate to use a worm fly this time of year. The Palolo worm hatch is on the horizon! Keep your ears open in the afternoons and be ready to head out at a moment’s notice. Bonefish have been consistent at certain tides up to the east. Find good current on a falling tide. Sandy flats should produce some good shots at the bones.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore there has been a very good sailfish bite happening. They love the rough water. The guys flying kites have been whacking them. Don't think that small chin-weighted and skipping ballyhoo won't get a strike though! Get down here and book a trip with Capt. Tony Murphy!

I wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at Capt. Tony Murphy Fishing Charters!

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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! 

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

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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!!!

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

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Key West Fishing Report for November 5, 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

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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