Key West Fishing Report

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Key West Fishing Report December 20, 2022

Current fishing information from Key Limey Charters

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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!

Winds will be blowing 15-22mph most of the week and then another cold front with winds out of the north moves in over the Keys Saturday bringing temps down to the high 50’s. This will make most species move into deeper water for protection from the cold. Until then the Bonefish will continue to be found west of Key West, along with many Permit and Tarpon too.


East of us back in the basins Trout, Jacks and Cudas are in full swing. Sharks, Cudas and Snapper are relatively easy to find near deeper drop-offs around the mangrovesx

Christmas week-ends cold winds will push a lot of the bait offshore onto the reef line and shallower. The Yellowtail snapper are being hammered with many large sized “flags” among them just outside the reef, in 100 feet of water or less. Wahoo, Tuna and Sails have been moving just outside the reef in 100-200 feet of water all the way down the western bar just outside of Sand Key.



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! Winter brings great bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper too. Jigging with live or cut bait can really put you into a fight with one of these brutes!

See above fishing reports for relevant information.

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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!!!

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Our ocean boat is a brand new 2020 322Z Seavee with twin 400hp mercury Verados.


Our flats boat is a 1996 16′ Hewes Bonefisher.


Coolers with ice for your food and drinks are provided. All of the licenses, bait and Shimano fishing tackle are included with the charter.


Experienced Fly fisherman Welcome. All Orvis equipment supplied. Shimano Tackle is also available. Novices? No problem. I am an experienced guide. I will be glad to give you patient instructions.


Meet capt tony murphy, Florida Keys Guide Since 1992.

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With a backgrounds in commercial fishing, Capt. Tony is a very patient captain and loves fishing of all types! From expert to novice.

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Capt. Tony Murphy

Captain Tony Murphy has been fishing for a living in the waters off Key West for more than 28 years, including 5 years of commercial fishing with rods and reels targeting Snapper, Groupers and Kingfish.

Commercial fishing experience is essential for a true fishing guide. There are many light tackle guides to choose from and you'll find that most successful guides have backgrounds in commercial fishing.

Capt. Tony is also a very patient captain and loves to teach beginner anglers. From the seasoned fisherman to families with children, all levels of experience are welcome.


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