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 at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise! We have made it into July, and it is hot! The weather is hot and so is the fishing.although it is late in the season for tarpon there are still great opportunities to connect with these amazing game fish. Most of the big migratory fish have pushed through, but the fun-size ones are here and ready to chew on some flies.Calm, early morning bites are the best. shrimp hatches happen at daybreak in certain basins and channels. I call this light switch fishing. If you can find the hatch when it goes off the action will be hot until the switch is suddenly turned off. It can last an hour or more. It could only last 15 minutes or so. Look for pelicans and terns at sunrise. If you find them diving, chances are you will be in the fish. Use small baitfish and shrimp patters. A gurgler can be very effective and produce a great top-water strike. The offshore bite has been very steady. Lots of dolphin (mahi-mahi) have showed up. The reef fishing this time a year is excellent as well with plenty of snapper around. Also, deep dropping from 400-750 feet of water can result in good numbers of tilefish, snowy and yellow-edge groupers. Get down here and book a trip with the Saltwater Angler

Inshore temperature: 88 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 84 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, Permit, bonefish,

Fishing season: Summer

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

Mid 70's to lower 80,s

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