Florida Keys, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Florida Keys, FL
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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.
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. It's July here in the Florida Keys and Tarpon are still here. Its the time of year we all look forward to. Early morning is the best time to try and find Tarpon rolling at first light. Darker fly patterns are the way to go in the early morning (black and purples) with lighter colors working better in the afternoon. Along with Bonefish, the Permit are starting to find their way back onto the flats so keep and eye out for schools of shadows pushing water across sand and mottled bottom. Cudas will be laid up in the current on flats trying to find an easy meal, giving angler a great opportunity to try and catch one. Best caught using something flashy and moving fast with a bait-fish profile. Mahi-Mahi are here in full swing. lots of little schoolies around recently with bigger fish mixed in. Fish have been found as shallow as 300-400 feet. Trolling skirted ballyhoo and daisy chains are a great way to get them fired up and eating. Keep a few spinning rod ready to pitch a bait once you hook one. The Reef bite has been fairly decent. Plenty of Red Grouper and Mutton Snapper around. The Yellowtail snapper bite has been great as usual, and makes for great table fare. Tight lines, 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, 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.

7-Day Forecast

Gonna have some great days coming up with temperatures hanging around the low 80's and into the low 90's, As we get into the weekend the wind and seas will begin to increase!


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