Make sure to let them eat before reeling down on them as they tend to mouth the bait a bit. Lots of Bonefish around, best being sought after on a low tide but being caught throughout the day.. This is usually a great indication there are fish underneath them feeding as well. My personal favorite sandwich fish (Mahi-Mahi), can be caught pitching baits along weed lines and patches as well as trolling. Capt Russ Walker. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well. Also be on the lookout for flocks of bird diving on bait. Dani Forrey. Instead make sure to double check any suspicious surface disturbance. If you happen to miss the bite, don't give up! "Ryan took the time to explain the techniques to hook and land each species and we sure learned a lot about the waters around KW. High speed trolling is one of the most effective ways to target them. We had non stop action catching fish after fish. (305) 942-9982 (Capt. If you would like your content to appear here on The Florida Keys Fishing Report please email us at or Call our … It is home to over 40 of the finest offshore captains and backcountry guides. Key West offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. Starting to see a few more Mahi-Mahi being brought in. Dolphin need to be 18 inches to the fork of the tail […] We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise. Think about using bait fish patterns that are long and shiny if targeting on fly, and top water lures or (the tried and true) cuda-tube lures if spin fishing. Keep an eye out for a tail tip flashing out of the water and water pushes. The Blackfin Tuna bite has also been pretty decent, especially if going out with a blacked out well of pilchards. Remember all captains can be booked through Bud N' Mary's Florida Keys Fishing Charters by calling 1-800-742-7945 . What a crazy beginning of the New Year. Most of our Bonefish and Permit have been pretty hard to find, and they more than likely pulled off the flats in search of some warmer water. Often times there are more than one hanging around one another so don't be surprised if when fishing to a particular fish, that a different one comes from no-where and eats. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. We will start to see the bigger barracudas running around on the flats and edges of the channels looking for anything they can sink their teeth into. Remember, if seeking these beast, kind in mind their ability to cut through fluorocarbon leader and consider using a small piece of bite wire or cable. With good weather and less heat the fishing is usually on fire and a great way to spend the day with rods bent counting off the species as well as fishing such a remote location in what I… The Lower Florida Keys: Marathon to Key West Marathon, Bahia Honda, Big Pine Key, Little Torch Key, Summerland Key, Cudjoe Key, Sugarloaf Key, Key West and The Marquasis are just a few of the islands that make up the Lower Florida Keys. A great fighting fish, these deeper water bullets can be caught trolling, or jigging with bucktail jigs, or better yet caught with live bait. Water pushes in the form of a "V" shape can also be an indicator of a hungry perm pushing across a flat. Key West offshore reports have been good, Mahi-Mahi "dolphin"are been around in good numbers. Long and flashy bait-fish patterns work when trying to target these tricky speed demons. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! With water temperatures on the rise Tarpon have been seen and caught moving both on the ocean side as well as on the flats in the back country. This time of year it can get dreadfully hot in the middle of the day. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well.