Key West Fishing Report

Key West Fishing Report September 7, 2021

Greetings from Key West! 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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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Very light to almost no wind and afternoon rain showers have settled in this week. This is very typical this time of year so getting out on a flats boat, kayak or even a paddle board makes it possible to hit the flats.

The back country continue to bring in good size schools of Bonefish. Many captains are reporting 8-10 lb. fish. The tides are always key to finding the Grey Ghost. Timing the right light of the day with the incoming tides are key.

Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern will work. Is all about presentation. Permit are still showing up on the flats in good numbers too. Crab patterns matching the right bottom color will help you get a shot at these spooky fish. Snapper, Cudas and Jacks are a great alternative to the more difficult fish and can make for a great day on the flats. Look for these fish closer to deep water pockets next to mangrove islands.

As far as Tarpon go, most of the larger migratory fish have moved north. But many of our residential fish in the 25-60 lb. range can still be found tight to mangrove nursery’s holding a lot of bait. Early morning is still your best time to catch these guys when feeding at first light.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The light winds and calm seas have allowed just about all sizes of boats to head offshore these few weeks. This should continue for the next week or so.

Nice size Dolphin are being found offshore lately. Some Wahoo have started showing up as well. As the off shore bait starts to show up so should the Blackfin Tuna.

Remember to look for good weed packs and feeding birds.

 

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - See above reports.

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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

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

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Key West Fishing Report Aug 18, 2021

Greetings from Key West! 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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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Weather will be cooperating this week through the week-end.

Light winds will make for good fly casting. Middle of the day will bring warmer flats, so try hitting deeper ledges or edges of mangrove islands.

Bone fishing continues to be Great! Getting out early on the incoming tide should bring you many shots at the Grey Ghost! Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern, if presented right, will trigger a strike.

Not much has changed for Juvenile Tarpon, they are also a good option next to many of the deeper mangrove nurseries along with Jacks and Cudas too.

 

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Yellow Tail snapper continue to be plentiful just outside the reef in 30-50 feet of water. Plenty of chum will help with catching the big Flags.

Lighter winds will also make for nice day at the reef with seas averaging just 1-2 feet.

 

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - Few small Dolphin offshore can still be found. Remember to keep an eye out for feeding birds and packed weed lines holding bait. Gulf side wrecks 35 miles out are producing big Permit, Mangrove snapper and some Cobia. Good fishing for anyone venturing out with the calmer seas.

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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

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report Aug 4, 2021

Greetings from Key West! 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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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

With the winds down to near nothing, Bone fishing has been on FIRE! Getting out early on the incoming tide should bring you many shots at the Grey Ghost! Juvenile Tarpon in the 15-40lb. are also a good option next to many of the deeper mangrove nurseries.  Hotter weather has made getting out early or later in the afternoon the best option. With low winds and hot midday, many flats species will head for deeper water until it cools in the evening. Count on few spotted showers all most every afternoon as well and light winds the next week.

The Flats continue to bring in good size schools of Bonefish. Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern will work. Is all about presentation. Permit are still showing up on the flats in good numbers too. Crab patterns matching the right bottom color will help you get a shot at these spooky fish. Snapper, Cudas and Jacks are a great alternative to the more difficult fish and can make for a great day on the flats. Look for these fish closer to deep water pockets next to mangrove islands.

As far as Tarpon go, most of the larger migratory fish have moved north. But many of our residential fish in the 25-60 lb. range can still be found tight to mangrove nursery’s holding a lot of bait. Early morning is still your best time to catch these guys when feeding at first light.

 

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

ith the very light winds, many captains and local fisherman alike have been able to get offshore. The calm of the sea has many fisherman catching a good amount of Dolphin. Few larger bulls and cows have been reported, but mostly it’s been large schools of mid-size dolphin. That size makes for great table fare. Looking for good packed weed lines will put you in the right spot.

Keep in mind, birds diving is a sign of bait which could bring many kinds of pelagic species. As usual reef fishing has been very productive with yellow tail snapper leading the way. A good amount of chum will help you bring them up from the bottom while fishing in 40-60 feet of water.

 

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - See Above reports.

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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

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report July 15, 2021

Greetings from Key West! 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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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Getting out early is the best option this week. With waters warming up by mid-day and the frequent afternoon showers, morning time brings more shots at early feeding fish. Late afternoon can come with wet weather, but does cool off the flats and fish can be found cruising back in on the incoming tide. Along with the daily showers being the norm over the next week, winds will also be around 12-18 mph. Getting shots at Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit may require rods no smaller than a 10wt to compete with the winds. Most of the migratory Tarpon have moved north to spawning grounds, but mangrove nurseries still hold juvenile tarpon in the 15- 40 lb. range. Bone fish have been plentiful on the right tide with many captains reporting large bones around 8-10 lbs.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

The offshore bite has been a little quiet this week with few juvenile dolphin being found in deeper water. Packed up weed lines will be your best bet if they are holding bait.

 

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - The reef will be your best bet offshore this week with anyone bringing plenty of chum. Yellow tail snapper have been plentiful if you can get them up off the bottom. Grouper and larger snapper down deep are still good when dropping cut bait, live bait or bouncing big buck tails off the bottom in 40-60 feet of water.

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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

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report July 5, 2021

Greetings from Key West! 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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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

With The impending arrival of Elsa, fishing will be put on hold for a few days. If the storm the storms moves quickly and continues westward, the flats should be back in business by the week's end.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

With The impending arrival of Elsa, fishing will be put on hold for a few days. If the storm the storms moves quickly and continues westward, the flats should be back in business by the week's end.

 

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - With The impending arrival of Elsa, fishing will be put on hold for a few days. If the storm the storms moves quickly and continues westward, the flats should be back in business by the week's end.

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

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report June 22, 2021

Greetings from Key West! 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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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

A mix of lighter winds and gusty rain showers have settled in for the beginning of summer. This is very typical this time of year and makes for a challenge on picking the right days to fish.

The flats continue to bring in good size schools of Bonefish. Many captains are reporting 8-10 lb. fish.

The tides are always key to finding the Grey Ghost. Timing the right light of the day with the incoming tides are key. Just about any shrimp or small crab pattern will work. Is all about presentation.

Permit are still showing up on the flats in good numbers too. Crab patterns matching the right bottom color will help you get a shot at these spooky fish. Snapper, Cudas and Jacks are a great alternative to the more difficult fish and can make for a great day on the flats. Look for these fish closer to deep water pockets next to mangrove islands.

As far as Tarpon go, most of the larger migratory fish have moved north. But many of our residential fish in the 25-60 lb. range can still be found tight to mangrove nursery’s holding a lot of bait. Early morning is still your best time to catch these guys when feeding at first light.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Dolphin continue to be the main pelagic species of choice this time of year. Looking for good weed lines packed up holding bait is a good place to start. Remember to keep an eye out for feeding birds overhead. They are your best indicator of bait which lead to fish.

Grouper and Mutton Snapper are still being found over deeper ledges off the reef in 50-75 feet of water. Jigging or dropping larger baits down can produce a great fight at these depths.

Wreck fishing this time of year can still produce Tuna as well as a rod bending day with large Amberjacks too. Yellow tail snapper are still one of the most targeted species outside of the reef. A good amount of chum and patience can lead to a cooler full of these tasty fish. As always wishing you tight lines and fish boatside!

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - Wreck fishing this time of year can still produce Tuna as well as a rod bending day with large Amberjacks too.

Yellow tail snapper are still one of the most targeted species outside of the reef. A good amount of chum and patience can lead to a cooler full of these tasty fish.

As Always, wishing tight lines and fish boat side from The Saltwater Angler!

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

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report June 10, 2021

Greetings from Key West! 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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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West report.

Well it’s that time of year and winds are starting to calm down with water temperatures settling in the mid 80’s.

Early morning and late afternoon are going to be your best times to hit the flats with water getting just a little too warm most mid-days.

Young Tarpon are still an early morning target if you can find them off the flats in tidal mangroves or moving through channels between shallow flats.

Try using dark color baitfish patterns or even water popping gurglers to get their attention. This time of year is great for hunting Bonefish on the incoming tides over shallow edges of the flats and turtle grass beds as well.

Many Captains have been reporting a larger than normal population of big Bones this year! Just about any shrimp pattern will work. When the sun doesn’t cooperate and vision is tough remember looking for puffs of mud will help you locate the Grey Ghost.

Having a good crab pattern ready for any chance at Permit is a good rule to remember. Skittish Permit will be moving over the flats looking for crabs to feed in the same areas as Bonefish too. Along with the big “Three”, chances at Barracuda and Jacks on the flats are also possible.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Dolphin continue to be the big play offshore with fisherman reporting a good number of large dolphin being caught early.

Some Black fin Tuna are also being caught west of Key West in deeper waters 100-200 feet deep.

Yellow tail snapper are plentiful this time of year, just remember to bring lots of chum and patience for the big Flag Snapper to rise up from the reef floor in 40-50 depths.

Mutton snapper are still on the reef as well. Black Grouper are being mostly found west of Key West too if you are inclined to venture further out.

As Always, wishing tight lines and fish boat side from The Saltwater Angler!

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West reef fishing - Yellow tail snapper are plentiful this time of year, just remember to bring lots of chum and patience for the big Flag Snapper to rise up from the reef floor in 40-50 depths.

Mutton snapper are still on the reef as well. Black Grouper are being mostly found west of Key West too if you are inclined to venture further out.

As Always, wishing tight lines and fish boat side from The Saltwater Angler!

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!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report May 30, 2021

Greetings from Key West! 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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Greetings from Key West to our flats fishing in Key West.

Our winds have subsided a little and the lats fishing in Key West has been on fire! Migratory Tarpon are still moving through the keys in search of schooling bait as the move north.

The bite has been the best early in the morning and in late afternoon with many Tarpon moving through the deeper channels off the flats.

Fly selections has been darker colors with good tail movement. Toads, baitfish patterns and Tarpon bunnies in red, purple or black are a good choice to start with. Weight forward floating lines with a sink tip will get you down in the channels when tarpon are diving deeper in search of bait.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Along with the Tarpon many large Bone fish have been caught all over the back country. Waiting for the incoming tide with a nice shrimp pattern will give you a shot at a Grey Ghost which have been plentiful this spring.

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The Key West reef fishing -  Along with the Tarpon many large Bone fish have been caught all over the back country. Waiting for the incoming tide with a nice shrimp pattern will give you a shot at a Grey Ghost which have been plentiful this spring.

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!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

Key West Fishing Report May 18, 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.

Summer is finally here! Our typical weather patterns of lighter winds and daily rain showers will become the norm as our waters begin to heat up. As the flats start to warm up around mid day, most species will move into deeper water. 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. As the larger migratory Tarpon continue to move  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.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Key West

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 yellowtail snapper have continued to bite well between 70-90 feet. Wishing all who venture out tight lines and fish boat side!!!

Reef Fishing Charters in Key West

The Key West reef fishing bite has been picking up… and there are 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!

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Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

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

Key West Fishing Report From Capt. Tony Murphy

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


 

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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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