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Key West Fishing Report (Updated May 2024)

Key West Deep Sea Fishing – December Offers Cool Weather Catches

Key West Deep Sea Fishing – December Offers Cool Weather Catches

While things freeze up across most of the U.S. mainland, December in Key West usually means temperatures steady in the low 70s along with mild winds. Conditions like this bring on good Key West December fishing conditions, and with the holiday season coming on town is lively and exciting as well. Having cold fronts push […]

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Reeling in the New Year with Key West Winter Fishing

Reeling in the New Year with Key West Winter Fishing

There is nothing like spending the December holidays at around 70 degrees. Key West December weather includes a few mid-winter tropical rain showers, but these do little to dampen the tropical holiday spirit of the many visitors in town. Between the good fishing, busy streets, jumping bar & restaurant scene, lighted boat parade and many […]

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Cooling Temps Heat Up the Key West Winter Fishing

Cooling Temps Heat Up the Key West Winter Fishing

People tend to think that sub-tropical Key West has no distinct seasons. To some extent, they are correct – you see no colorful leaves or frosted windows in the Keys. There is a definite lack of spring mud under bare trees that will later bud young green leaves as crocus and daffodils push up around […]

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Key West Fishing Lights Up the Holidays

Key West Fishing Lights Up the Holidays

In December, the focus around Key West is always on the holiday season. It heralds a big winter tourist rush along the Keys and many festivities around the island city. The Schooner Wharf Bar lighted boat parade is a Key West Christmas staple. This spectacular annual December highlight is enjoyed by large crowds of visitors […]

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What Blizzard? Key West Fishing Charters Bring In Nothing but Blue Skies and Big Fish

What Blizzard? Key West Fishing Charters Bring In Nothing but Blue Skies and Big Fish

When the January nor’easters roll in on our neighbors up in New York and Massachusetts, and polar vortexes put the Midwest in a deep freeze, it’s only natural that the Keys should cool off a bit. Maybe it’s in sympathy for those who spend their days shoveling snow in biting winds instead of throwing bait […]

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Key West Fishing – Starting the New Year Off Right

Key West Fishing – Starting the New Year Off Right

The Key West shallow water Flats fishing has turned on in a big way since the Christmas holidays. Between this and the steady deep sea action we have seen the past few weeks, it has really been a Happy New Year for Key West fishing.

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Cool Weather Turns on the Key West Offshore Fishing

Cool Weather Turns on the Key West Offshore Fishing

The “cold” Key West winter weather finally rolls in during January, with temperatures often getting right down into the 70’s and even the high 60’s at times during this deep winter month. Honestly, even though Key West is a far nicer place to be than anywhere else this time of year, for early morning trips […]

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Break the Ice with Key West January Fishing

Break the Ice with Key West January Fishing

While everyone on the mainland freezes in January, Key West anglers are breaking a serious sweat with the hot fishing that goes off in the Backcountry, the Gulf, and the Atlantic. Actually, the first weeks of January down here do often bring on a big cold front and we get the heavy winds out of […]

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Key West Deep Sea Fishing – Big Fish, Big Fun

Key West Deep Sea Fishing – Big Fish, Big Fun

January is a month of anticipation in America’s Caribbean paradise. Town gradually quiets a little after the booming holiday season and a new year of Key West fishing heaves into sight off the bow. It’s the depths of winter here in the Lower Keys. The distinct shifts between cool frontal weather and days that can […]

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Come in From the Cold with Key West Fishing Charters

Come in From the Cold with Key West Fishing Charters

When polar vortex blasts are plunging temperatures into double digits below zero across the Midwest and Northeast, the Keys usually also hit their lows for the winter. Average February low temps are 66 degrees down here in Key West, but daytime highs most often hover in the mid-70s. If that sounds pretty good about now, […]

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Key West Sport Fishing in February: Showing the Love

Key West Sport Fishing in February: Showing the Love

February brings a big freeze-up in most places, but down here in the Florida Keys sportfishing often gets on a hot streak in January and February. The reef, the wrecks, and the Backcountry can really turn on this time of year. The offshore deep sea fishing takes some patience and looking around, but with the […]

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February Warm Spells Bring a Key West Tarpon Preview

February Warm Spells Bring a Key West Tarpon Preview

Conditions are looking good for an action-packed Key West Tarpon run this year. The extremes of weather that are hitting the northern states are translating to well-defined cool fronts sweeping into the Keys. These Florida-style polar vortexes that drive air temperatures all the way down to the low 70s are followed by days of exceptionally […]

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Windy Weather Blows in Good Key West Action Fishing

Windy Weather Blows in Good Key West Action Fishing

February in Key West most often continues the typical winter weather cool/warm alteration pattern. Arriving cold fronts come in on strong north-northeast winds and cool things down, sometimes even into the 50s at night. The frontal waves are followed by warming periods that allow the water temps to climb a bit but usually also bring […]

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Key West Fly Fishing Warms Up

Key West Fly Fishing Warms Up

Spring fishing in Key West is always some of the best of the year, especially for those two legends of the Key West fly fishing world, Tarpon and Permit. When weather conditions come together, you can get into the fish of a lifetime out on the Flats or even right in the Key West Harbor. […]

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The Tarpon Hit Town & Key West Flats Fishing Kicks Off

The Tarpon Hit Town & Key West Flats Fishing Kicks Off

Between the start of the Key West Tarpon migration, the first weeks of Key West Flats fishing, and the first waves of spring breakers, town gets real busy this time of year. And the action in town is matched out on the water with the deep sea, Flats, Backcountry, and shallow Gulf wrecks all producing […]

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