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Key West Fishing Report (Updated December 2022)

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July Fishing Hotter Than a Firecracker

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Warm summer weather and calm sea conditions make July a good time for Key West fishing. It is the season when tropical depressions swing up out of the southeast bringing short spells of unsettled weather and rain to the Gulf region but these tend to be short-lived events. Average rain day count for July is […]

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Key West Fishing: Hotter than the 4th of July

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July is one of America’s favorite months, perhaps because it is dominated by nice weather and highlighted by the 4th of July, family reunions, vacations, and other special occasions. This midsummer month is also prime time for outdoor recreation, and fishing is right there at the top of the list from coast to coast.

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Key West Fishing: A Mixed Bag of Summer Fun

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In the heat of July and the dog days of August, the Key West fishing focus tends to shift from the offshore waters to near-shore and Key West Flats fishing action. The Gulf Stream is swinging farther out to sea, taking the green water zone with it, so boats hunting big Mahi-Mahi or searching the […]

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Key West Reef Fishing Stays Hot in July

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July in Key West means temperatures typically locked into the upper 80s to low 90s, with occasional afternoon thundershowers rolling through. The weather is perfect for fishing – the high humidity and many nearly windless days make getting out on the water and catching the ocean breeze the obvious option for cooling off. The water […]

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Key West Summer Fishing Means Great Multi-species Action

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This is the season when Key West gets into a stable hot, dry summer weather pattern. Air temps stay between the low 80s and about 90 with no worries about rain other than quick passing thundershowers. Key West charter captains love this weather because glassy water means they can run anywhere they want to find […]

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Backcountry Shark Bites

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The dog days of mid-August are on us here in Key West, with day time heat and humidity levels that leave the water as the only option for relief outside of a generously air-conditioned bar. Luckily, both options are very readily available and work out fine to turn August in Key West into an enjoyable […]

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Bugging Out in Key West

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Cloudy skies, wind, and showers of rain are unusual for August in the Keys. This month is generally expected to be very hot, with humid air hanging over slick calm sea conditions. It is prime Flats fishing season, when fly fishermen and live bait anglers work the shallows for Bonefish, Permit, and a few hold-over […]

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Key West Fishing – It’s Summer Slam Season

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August is usually dependable for providing simmering hot days with the light wind and gin-clear water that get fly fisherman out on the Key West Flats in pursuit of wily Bonefish and Permit. It is not unheard of to see a few scattered afternoon thunderstorms and showers, but calm waters generally prevail as the Keys […]

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Beat the Crowds with Key West Summer Fishing

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August is a good time to be in Key West. Once the dust clears from the two-day Spiny Lobster Mini Season, it gets pretty quiet around town and out on the water. The weather is generally calm, and seas are flat although a sharp eye must be kept out for the tropical storm patterns that […]

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Get to the Bottom of Some Great Key West Fishing

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Late August brings classic Key West summer, with air temps steady in the low 90’s and clear skies punctuated only by the occasional thunderstorm. While the heat is intense, the crowds are not as island life moves into back-to-school mode during the last two weeks of August and the first two weeks of September. Visitor-wise, […]

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Summertime is Key West Fishing Fun Time

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High summer in Key West brings days of heat and humidity, but it also marks some of the best fishing of the year for those who would like to get out on uncrowded water and go for a Grand Slam on the Flats. Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit are The Big Three, a sportfish combo that […]

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Fall into Some Great Key West September Fishing

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Fall is coming on here in Key West. The weather is cooling as we start transitioning into typical fall patterns, and it is the norm to see some shower or thunderstorm action on most days. The winds also kick up this time of year, and September can produce a few days where it is a […]

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Snapping Sharks, Gangs of Groupers – Key West Fishing in the Fall is the Best

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Fall is kicking into high gear in Key West as we go into the tail end of what some people call our monsoon season – May through October, and hit the prime time for tropical depressions to be swinging through the Keys and the Gulf region. Temperatures usually stay in the lower 80s this time […]

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Your Key West Fishing Guides to Grouper Fishing

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When the fall transition comes on here in the Florida Keys, we get cold fronts moving in from the north every few days. The weather change sparks increased intensity in the Key West fishing action, particularly on the reef and in the Flats and Backcountry waters. In fact Key West October Fishing is some of […]

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Key West Fishing Charters: Gear Up for Grouper Fishing!

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When the late fall to winter transition is in effect here in Key West, water temperatures go down and the schools of baitfish move into the shallows and over the reefs. A nice live well full of fresh pilchards is all that is needed this time of year to guarantee a great day of action […]

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