Florida Keys, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Florida Keys, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
If fishing the back country, get out as early as possible as the early morning bite is very good. When fishing offshore look for the birds flying in circles or diving down. Birds are like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow often indicating fish below. Don't be hesitant to pull up on weed lines or floating structure offshore may find some schooling fish below. Please be aware of state and local restrictions due to COVID-19 Be Safe!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Florida Keys is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
The Saltwater Angler

Fishing conditions: Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise. As we begin to welcome back our non-resident anglers, in this coming week the weekend will see a very lite breeze with the following week looks great with a slight breeze as well. For the flats: With the Permit spawn over with, we have been seeing more and more returning to the flats, eating as they go. Many of the fish we have been seeing are of good size and are looking for a quick bite. Keep an eye out for a tail tip flashing out of the water and water pushes. Keep in mind the weather conditions, as this cloud cover will make it difficult to see into the water. Instead make sure to double check any suspicious surface disturbance. Still quite a few Bonefish around, best being sought after on a low tide. They can be found feeding in shallow water eating crabs and shrimp.The Bonefish seem running in groups, mostly smaller schools (4-10 fish) but have also heard reports of larger packs (10-15 fish). If targeting these silver bullets, be ready to make a quick shot on nervous water pushing across a flat and patches of "dusty" or lightly stirred up water as this may be a school of feeding bones. Smaller crab flies and shrimp flies work very well. 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. A majority of the larger migratory fish have started pushing out leaving more juvenile fish ranging from 20lb to 70lb around. Offshore; Offshore reports have been good, with good sized Blackfin Tuna being brought in and in good numbers. These fish are a thrill to catch and even better eating! If going for Tuna be sure to bring your wasabi, soy sauce, and chopsticks for this sushi grade fish. We've been hearing reports of some sailfish being caught out in the Gulf hopefully start seeing some south winds later on this month which will push the bait fish closer to the reefs, making it a shorter run to find theses elusive fish. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Starting to see a few more Mahi-Mahi being brought in. My personal favorite sandwich fish (Mahi-Mahi), can be caught pitching baits along weed lines and patches as well as trolling. In recent news, a local fishing captain recently caught both a White and Blue Marlin in the past two weeks! Reef; The reef bite has been picking up. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been great as usual, and also makes for good eating. Be on the lookout for the occasional Cobia, especially if you catch a big shark, as they tend to hang around the big toothy critters. Tight lines, The Saltwater Angler

Inshore temperature: 90 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 88 Degrees F

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

Fish species: Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Speckled Sea Trout, Sharks, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna

Fishing season: Winter

Nearest airport: EYW-Key West

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. Be aware of COVID-19 restrictions! Be safe!

7-Day Forecast

Gonna have some okay days coming up with temperatures hanging around the mid 70's throughout the week! As we get into the weekend and later on next week winds are gonna jump quite a few knots looking at about 20mph gusting up to 27.

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