Flats: Typical summertime heat has resulted in very warm waters over the flats. Early morning fishing is recommened as once the sun gets high the flats will be less productive. More productive will be the edges of flats, near deeper water, where bonefish, permit, and tarpon will forage for a quick meal. Small sharks are also present on the flats. Key
West flats fishing guides are often focusing on jacks and other sporting fish in the channels.
The water temperatures are currently around 88 degrees Fahrenheit. No
matter what, make sure you bring a good pair of polarized fishing
Bottom Fishing: The yellowtail snapper fishing has
been very good. Ideal water temperatures and mostly calm conditions
have made productive fishing trips with plenty of action. Mutton snapper
and black grouper are also hooking up in good numbers. Might want to
head out on a Key
West party boat fishing trip. As always, wear a good pair of fishing
Key West Deep Sea Fishing: Offshore, the Key
West deep sea fishing charters are reporting Dolphin (the fish =
mahi mahi = dorado) are offshore as weed lines form
up. The largest of the Dolphin are currently being seen at a depth of
2000 feet, approximately 20 miles offshore. Closer in, along the color
change (approximately 6+ miles offshore), Sailfish and Bonita are being
caught and released, providing plenty of thrills for deep sea fishing.
Dolphin fish should begin to show up nearer to the color change as the
summer Dolphin season gets into gear.
Kayak Fishing: Anglers heading out on kayaks have
been running into a few bonefish and plenty of snapper. The super-elusive
permit have made a rare appearance as well. Medium to large sized barracuda
are mostly staying off the warm flats, preferring the cooler deeper
water. They have been willing to chase cuda tubes and plugs quickly