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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!

 

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Key West Fishing Report for October 12, 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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With Irma far behind us now, everything is pretty much back to normal. Key West was really spared by being on the weaker side of the storm. Don't always believe the media, Key West is still here and in great shape. We will have some moderate winds through the week-end and then nearly flat calm all next week. Fishing has already been back to normal for a few weeks. The flats are very active early in the morning with many Bone fish and quite a lot Permit being spotted moving over the back country's shallow patches. It's the time of year the water starts to cool a little and fishing from early morning to late afternoon chasing the SLAM is exiting. Start by targeting young Tarpon tight up against Mangrove patches and then moving into shallow flats for Bones and Permit. This time of year small crab patterns can sometimes work for all three species, taking up less time changing flies and more time with lines in the water. If using spin gear, try using flathead shrimp jigs for Bones and Permit. Smaller 7' Hogy lures work great for Tarpon. The large Cudas will start being seen sunning themselves over sand patches in in 3-5 feet of water too. On fly, these brutes can make your whole day! Just remember fast moving baits are the trick on whatever you chose to cast at them.

Key West Offshore Fishing

Offshore there have been many boats back to fishing. Most Captains just need the tourist back in town. The Dolphin have been on fire and plentiful. Reports are coming in of consistent 20+ ponders being landed. The reefs are thick with large yellow tail Snapper. They are one of the best table fare around and plentiful. Lots of chum will bring you better success out on the reef line. For those of you who can venture down here to Key West, the roads are open.  I'm sure you can find a guide for any of your fishing choices. Good Luck!

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Key West Fishing Report for July 20, 2017

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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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