Key West Fishing Report

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Key West Fishing Report January 30, 2023

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!

This time of year, is when we usually see cooler weather here in the lower Keys. It looks to be on the chilly side for most of the week. Temperatures will stay in the 60’s for most of the next 7-10 days.

Cooler water will definitely bring some exciting Cuda action on the flats. Targeting the wolf of the shallows can make for a great day on fly or spin this time of year.

Larger fly patterns mimicking any bait pattern will work. Remember to get the fly moving fast past the Barracuda as they only like live food. A knot-able wire leader is a must. I use 30lb for most of the Cudas. Just remember the really big boys will require 40lb wire and some patience. They can run for quite a while before tiring out.

On warmer days this winter when the sun is up, Permit and Bonefish will venture onto the flats looking for food as well. A few Red Drum and Seatrout will also be an option as the Florida cold water pushes these fish south.

Jacks and Juvenile Tarpon can still be found around shallow mangrove flats as they look for bait that’s schooling under the mangrove branches.

With the winds up and down the next few weeks, remember to be safe as you venture offshore.

The reef will be very active this week with an abundance of bait hanging out over the reef.

Yellow tail snapper, along with several other snapper species should be plentiful, especially with a well full of live bait. Offshore the Wahoo and Blackfin tuna remain the best targets. Working west along the bar just outside of the reef will hold a lot of bait and fish.

If live bait is not an option, try working shallow water speed jigs over live bottom or wrecks.

As always wishing you tight lines and fish boat side from Capt. Tony Murphy!

See above fishing reports for relevant information.

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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.

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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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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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ABOUT

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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