Not much has changed as far as migrating Tarpon moving through the lower keys. Early morning starts to the west of Key West can pay-off with big hook-ups. The Tarpon have been very finicky lately towards taking just any ole fly. Mullet and darker Toad patterns have been great choices with the amount of bait around.
Don’t get frustrated and remember to pay attention to the bait moving through and what the fish are following. Most Tarpon have been found in the deeper channels through-out Key West Harbor chasing large schools of mullet.
The Atlantic side has been paying off with more fish than the gulf side over the last week. Remember to pay attention to the multitude of other boats all looking for that hook-up as well. The harbors can get very busy when the large schools of Tarpon are packed in and feeding.
The boats don’t always keep an eye out for YOU! If not on fly, captains do well using 10″ Hogy in bone white or bone/black color.