Key West Fishing Report

Key West Fishing Report for September 19, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Weather is already starting to change around here in key west as we approach October. Our Guides have been catching a fair share of permit. Permit making things quite interesting on the flats as always. Schools of big bone fish have been flowing steady on the flats lately. Allowing anglers to get multiple shots at landing fish on our pristine flats. juvenile tarpon have been hanging around the mangroves and channels aligning them. These acrobatic baby are beyond fun and ready to crush a fly.

 

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

The mahi mahi bite is slow down here in key west. although on any given day you could go out and find some decent sized fish, its a hit or miss. A few wahoo have been caught here and there. A fishery that will progress as the winter comes. Tunas are starting to show back up, so keep an eye out for the birds. Bigger sized tuna will start appear as winter approaches as well. The Reef bite has been fairly decent. Plenty of red grouper and keeper sized mutton snapper around. The yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and makes for great table fare. deep dropping has gone out for recreational anglers, but you could still look for that sword fish.
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Key West Fishing Report for August 16, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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August is here and the flats are on fire right now! Huge schools of bone fish have been showing up on the flats. The bone fishing will continue to get better, with bigger sized fish showing up. The permit bite is as good as it comes right now, have your best fly ready because they are around. Were seeing fewer and fewer tarpon around as the weeks go by.. You can still get some shots at them out Back, looking for the smaller tarpon on the edge of flats or around the mangroves.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

The offshore bite has been great with plenty of current. The mahi mahi bite is dying down, with a lot more smaller fish being caught. A few wahoo have been caught here and there. The Reef bite has been spectacular, with plenty of big mangroves being caught. The famous keys yellow tail snapper bite has been great as usual, and makes for great table fare. deep dropping around the humps has been producing very well for our offshore anglers. catching a wide variety of species such as, golden tile fish, big snowy and yellow edge grouper, rose fish, and some surprise species.

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Key West Fishing Report for July 20, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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We have made it into July, and it is hot! The weather is hot and so is the fishing. Although it is late in the season for tarpon there are still here. Most of the big migratory fish have pushed through, but the fun-size ones are here and ready to chew on some flies.Calm, early morning bites are the best. shrimp hatches happen at daybreak in certain basins and channels. I call this light switch fishing. If you can find the hatch when it goes off the action will be hot until the switch is suddenly turned off. It can last an hour or more. It could only last 15 minutes or so. Look for pelicans and terns at sunrise. If you find them diving, chances are you will be in the fish. Use small baitfish and shrimp patters. A gurgler can be very effective and produce a great top-water strike. Permit and Bonefish have been very prevalent through out the flats as well.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

The offshore bite has been very steady. Lots of dolphin (mahi-mahi) have showed up. The reef fishing this time a year is excellent as well with plenty of snapper around. The mangrove snapper bite has been very good inside and on the edge of the reef. Also, deep dropping from 400-750 feet of water can result in good numbers of tilefish, snowy and yellow-edge groupers.Get down here and book a trip with the Saltwater Angler!

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Key West Fishing Report for June 2, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We welcome everyone a warm welcome from The Saltwater Angler!

This May has been one of the toughest, weather-wise, in years.The tarpon are here but consistently inconsistent. We have started seeing nice solid strings on the ocean side beaches and inlets. At first light, happy fish are ready to eat a well presented fly. As the light gets higher these ocean fish get wary. Try Longer Leaders and smaller, lighter flies to fool these fish. Hint; never hesitate to use a worm fly this time of year. The Palolo worm hatch is on the horizon! Keep your ears open in the afternoons and be ready to head out at a moments notice. Bonefish have been consistent at certain tides up to the east. Find good current on a falling tide. Sandy flats should produce some good shots at the bones.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore there has been a very good sailfish bite happening. They love the rough water. The guys flying kites have been whacking them. Don't think that small chin-weighted and skipping ballyhoo won't get a strike though!
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Key West Fishing Report for May 23, 2018

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Key West Flats Fishing

FLATS FISHING IN KEY WEST

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Hello Anglers! We welcome everyone a warm welcome from The Saltwater Angler!

Rain, rain go away! This May has been one of the toughest, weather-wise, in years. The tarpon are here but consistently inconsistent rain and wind make it difficult to find and see migrating fish. Also, along with the migration of tarpon comes the migration of guides who only fish here for a few months out of the year. There isn't a point, flat or channel edge that doesn't have a skiff sitting on it. All of these factors make for a challenging day on the water. But if it was easy it would not be as much fun, and the rewards can be fantastic! If you put your time in and be patient, the right scenario for hooking up will present itself. Always be vigilant and ready to make a quick cast. Anglers must take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way. Line management is key when the wind is a factor. Make sure to have your line stripped in so it lays on the deck of no basket is being used. There are other means of keeping the line in order, like mats and spikes. Remember, if it can go wrong, it will. Keep your head in the game and eliminate all of the little things that can ruin a shot at a big fish. Now we have started seeing nice solid strings on the ocean side beaches and inlets. At first light, happy fish are ready to eat a well-presented fly. As the light gets higher these ocean fish get wary. Try Longer Leaders and smaller, lighter flies to fool these fish. Hint; never hesitate to use a worm fly this time of year. The Palolo worm hatch is on the horizon! Keep your ears open in the afternoons and be ready to head out at a moment’s notice. Bonefish have been consistent at certain tides up to the east. Find good current on a falling tide. Sandy flats should produce some good shots at the bones.

OFFSHORE FISHING IN KEY WEST

Offshore there has been a very good sailfish bite happening. They love the rough water. The guys flying kites have been whacking them. Don't think that small chin-weighted and skipping ballyhoo won't get a strike though! Get down here and book a trip with the Saltwater Angler!

 

We wish you tight lines and fish boat side from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

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