Key West Fishing

Key West Fishing

Key West has the nickname of the Last Resort, the Southernmost Point in the continental United States. It is located closer to Cuba than to Miami, and is a tropical angler’s paradise. With easy access to the back country flats and deep blue water of the Gulfstream, Key West offers many different target species of fish throughout the year, and is indeed one of the top fishing destinations in the world.

One of the most famous residents of Key West was Earnest Hemingway. He traversed the waters in his 38 foot boat named Pilar, and called the Florida Straits “the deep blue river”. His most popular book, The Old Man and the Sea, hints at some of the incredible fishing that offshore Key West has to offer. From Blue Marlin and Sailfish, to many different species of tuna and sharks, offshore fishing Key West can not only be exciting, but rewarding with the catch of a lifetime. The waters are also full of Mahi-mahi and Wahoo, two of the tastiest species of fish.

Known for its many platform reefs and shipwrecks, bottom fishing off of Key West provides many different species of Grouper and Snapper, as well as Amberjack, Barracuda, and King Mackerel. The many uninhabited islands and reefs inshore also allow anglers to target Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon.

Key West Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 12 - 4 PM on Friday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Key West, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 41 local reports and 11 species of fish for July in Key West.

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Latest Key West Fishing Reports

July 9 2018
7/13/2018 1:01:17 PM - After a disappointing start to the Dolphin season as noted in our last fishing report the last several weeks has offered by far the most consistent Dolphin fishing of the ent


Flats Fishing Season Is Here.
7/1/2018 3:51:19 AM - June 28th 2018 –  Ok its flat calm and the water is super clear. Most of the out of towner flats fishermen have left for the season and we have the place to ourselves here in


Marqueas Mothership trip
6/27/2018 4:41:09 AM - Mike Crowell got this nice poon in early June while fishing with me off the Mothership Eleven


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Top Key West Fishing Charters & Guides

SOUTHPAW Charters
Come charter fishing in Key West with award winning Capt. Brad Simonds aboard his 43′ custom charter fishing boat, SOUTHPAW. We offer Key West Fishing charters for up to 6 anglers. Our highly skilled fishing crew is kid friendly and courteous. Capt

Michael O'Brien Flats Fishing Charters
Key West Fishing Guide Fish Key west, FL for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish with fly and light tackle. All skill levels welcome.

Dream Catcher Charters
Capt. Steven is an accomplished tournament proven fishing guide for all tackle and techniques including fly fishing and light spin fishing in Key West. A tarpon fishing and flats fishing specialist. He has been Fishing in Key West professionally full

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Top Key West Bait & Tackle Stores

The Angling Company
Opened in 2009, we are a fly shop located in Key West, Florida. It is our intention to be at the leading edge of fly fishing in the Florida Keys. We have a full selection of rods, reels, fly lines, custom flies and technical clothing and can outfit y

Key West Bait & Tackle
Key West Bait and Tackle offers live bait, frozen bait, tackle, lures and jigs for flats, reef fishing, wreck fishing and offshore fishing.

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Top Key West Marinas

Garrison Bight Marina
Garrison Bight Marina is the only dry storage marina located on the island of Key West, Florida. We offer inside and outside dry storage, as well as wet slips for those customers who prefer to have their boats available at all times. Our location of

Stock Island Marina Village
Stock Island Marina Village is the largest deep water marina in the Florida Keys, accommodating vessels up to 300’. With 220 slips and brand new floating docks, every type of boater and boat are welcome. Every reservation includes dockage, water, pum

Harborside Motel & Marina
Whether you are taking a casual fishing trip with the family for some tasty grouper or sportfishing for marlin, shark or sailfish, Harborside Motel & Marina’s location is in the center of it all. If you have a boat, you’ll be happy to dock right

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Latest Fishing Spots

Reef
6/1/2018 10:43:07 PM -


Am shoal 1
5/10/2018 5:34:40 PM -


Fishing Structure
4/17/2018 11:19:01 PM -


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Weather Forecast

88°F
Celsius: 31°C
Condition: Clear
Humidity: 63%%
Wind: SE 4 mph

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Bouy Conditions

Station SANF1 - Sand Key, FL
July 20, 2018 9:50 am EDT
Location: 24.456N 81.877W
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.03 in (1016.9 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.04 in (+1.4 mb)
Air Temperature: 84.4°F (29.1°C)
Dew Point: 72.5°F (22.5°C)


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