Florida Keys, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Florida Keys, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get out early! If fishing offshore, look for live pilchards close to grass beds and docks before going out. Stocking up on these guys will really make your day.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Florida Keys is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
The Saltwater Angler

Fishing conditions: Hello Anglers! We welcome everyone a warm welcome from The Saltwater Angler! Moderate temperatures in the 70's and 10-15 mph winds will continue through out the week-end. The warm-up has had some positive effects on back country fishing over the last few days. Permit and Bonefish have still been very few if any, but Cudas, Sharks and Jacks remain abundant. Hooking into large Cudas on fly or light spinning gear can really make your fishing adventure memorable. Large bait fish fly patterns moving fast is the best option to hookup with these torpedo's of the sea. Cuda tubes on spin gear works nicely too. We have seen some Redfish tailing in shallow flats but it still remains a rarity and usually not on the game plan for the day. Snappers and Sea trout will be a good choice for anglers trying out the back country flats. Offshore remains steady with very similar fishing conditions to the last couple of weeks Plenty of bait offshore continues to help reef fishing.Look for yellow tail snapper to be very aggressive just outside the reef line in 40-60 feet of water. The Tuna also remain abundant in a mix bag of Bonita's and skip jacks too. Stocking up on as much live bait you can find will help you out hooking up with these winter brutes. Some captains are finding larger King Mackerel and some Wahoo in deeper water to the west end of the bar just outside of Sand Key tower. Whatever your trip you have planned, here's the SWAngler wishing you tight lines and fish boat side!

Inshore temperature: 72 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 73 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Ballyhoo, Pilchards, Thread-fin Herring, flying fish, mullet, Pinfish, crabs, squid, and shrimp

Fish species: Tuna, Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sharks, Wahoo, Cobia, Cudas, Snapper

Fishing season: Winter

Nearest airport: EYW-Key West

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Florida Keys Description

The Florida Keys and Key West are home to the best saltwater fly fishing in the world. Bold statement, but it's true. Nowhere else can can you find such a wide diversity of species with such easy access. Our reefs and blue water are alive with hard hitting, hard fighting fish willing to take a fly, and our flats offer the incredible challenge of chasing the largest Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon in the world.

Techniques & Tips

Be able to side cast and comfortable with the "double haul". This will help you punch into the wind and lay your leader out better.

7-Day Forecast

Moderate winds with temperatures back in the 70's

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