The Fishing Seasons of Key West
|Angler, captain, and mate work closely
together while fighting offshore gamefish.
It has been said many times that "there is always something to catch
in Key West". Due to the warm tropical waters stretching out in every
direction, anglers are afforded a world of fishing opportunities.
From the inshore to the offshore, the fishing in the Keys is diverse
and excellent. Below is are some general rules of thumb then it comes
to fish seasonality. There are many exception though.
Offshore/Deep Sea Fishing:
- Winter: Barracuda (often huge), shark, and occasionaly Permit.
- Spring: Tarpon, bonefish, and permit.
- Summer: Bonfish, Permit, Tarpon
- Fall: Bonefish, Permit
- Winter: Kingfish, Tuna, Bonito, Sailfish, Cobia, Wahoo, & Mackeral
- Spring: Sailfish, Cobia,
- Summer: Dolphinfish,
- Autumn: Sailfish, Tuna,
What is always here? Count on snapper, grouper, shark, barracuda, jacks,
and a countless number of pan-fish (grunts, porgies, etc).
you fish Florida, a must-have"
Sport Fish of Florida
by Vic Dunaway
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Keys Fishing Fact
| The Florida
Keys are located in the most biologically diverse area of the Atlantic
Ocean. Due to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean sandwiching
the islands, while the warm Gulf Stream current meanders close by,
the ocean surrounding the Keys contains more species of fish than
anywhere else in the Atlantic.