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Key West Fishing Report (Updated August 2022)

Welcome to our Key West Fishing Report page. Visit often to learn more about Fishing and exploring Key West and The Florida Keys.

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Key West Sport Fishing in February: Showing the Love

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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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Come in From the Cold with Key West Fishing Charters

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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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Hot and Cold Spring Fishing in Key West

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March can get cool in the Keys, with temperatures in the low 60s not unheard of, particularly during the early part of the month. Typical March weather brings a series of cold fronts rolling through the Lower Keys. Cool air alternates with unseasonably warm weather to keep the fishing a bit unsettled. If you like […]

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Key West Tarpon Fishing Signals Springtime in the Keys

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Down here in the Lower Keys, the first hints of spring often crop up as a few warm days in February. When we get some temperatures pushing into the low 80s, and the Backcountry water warms into the 70s, it is only natural for experienced Keys anglers to start keeping an eye open for that […]

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Key West Spring Tarpon Season is Here

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As warm spring weather takes hold in the Keys, attention begins to shift towards the event that many consider to be the high point on the Key West fishing calendar – The Tarpon migration. Besides being huge and very impressive-looking, the Tarpon belongs to a genus of fish with a fossil record going back to […]

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Spring Sport Fishing Fever Hits Key West

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As March ends in Key West, the cold fronts get fewer and milder. We look forward to April, with the warming weather and dropping winds that usher in excellent days of spring fishing both offshore and on the reefs. The bite is good in general this time of year, but the sporty waters common to […]

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The Tarpon Hit Town & Key West Flats Fishing Kicks Off

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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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Key West Fly Fishing Warms Up

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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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April Fools with the Key West Fishing Weather

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You know what they say about April showers? The offshore bluewater fishing grounds may be short on flowers, but the early part of April often seems to be payback time for all the good weather we enjoy over the winter down here in Key West. Almost every year the March and April weather charts show […]

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Hot Summer Coming on for Key West Fishing

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Greetings from Key West! As we finish up April down here in America’s Caribbean paradise, winter may be clinging on in other parts of the country. But for Key Westers, April most often means enjoying unbroken weeks of temps in the mid to high 80s. In other words, perfect fishing weather! The temperatures are balmy […]

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Spring into Some Great April Key West Fishing

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Celebrate spring with some April Key West fishing! It’s an excellent time to get into some exciting light-tackle fishing action as the final cold fronts blow through, the water warms, and the bait fish start moving for their seasonal migration. The transition between winter and summer conditions gets the gamefish moving and feeding, the excitement […]

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Late Spring Key West Fishing: Full Moons and High Tides

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Every May the Key West Tarpon fishing season gets going fast and furious in what is probably the busiest time of the year for Key West charter fishing. We still get some windy days early in the month, but the Tarpon don’t seem to mind, and around Key West and along the Keys bridges to […]

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Key West Fishing – Spring Breezes Blow in Great Fishing

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May can be an exciting transition period for Key West fishing as the typically blustery spring weather settles down into a mild, pleasant early summer pattern. Even though the bite is generally really good this time of year, spring winds can make for tough offshore fishing conditions. And life isn’t easy on the Flats either […]

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Key West Reef Fishing – Summertime Fun

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As Memorial Day weekend crowds head back to their home ports, peace and quiet return to Key West streets and waters. It won’t last long though. Among fishermen in the know, excitement starts running high as the June Key West fishing season comes in because some of the wildest Key West reef fishing of the […]

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Key West Tarpon Migration Brings in Big Fish

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June marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season and the Keys are likely to feel the effects of a few passing tropical depressions. The main results when they track near Key West are usually a couple of days of heavy rain and gusty winds. Weather like this may be cool and refreshing, but it […]

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