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, the late evening bite is very good as well. 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.
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. January is here in the Florida keys along with the colder winter air and colder water temperatures. With these colder temperatures some of the more toothy critters will be more dominate on the flats. Cudas have begun to lay 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. Some of our guides have been catching Speckled Sea Trout in the basins as the cooler water moves in using shrimp and jigs, and clouser styled flies on the bottom. Keep and eye out for Jack Crevalle pushing across the flats or hanging out with stingrays as they search for crabs and other crustaceans in the sand. Surprisingly we are still seeing quite a few good sized Bonefish and Permit around, however the quick changing climate and weather this time of year will affect that on a day to day basis. . Tuna and Wahoo have shown up. With the full moon the Wahoo bite has been excellent with many boats catching multiple fish.The early morning and late afternoon bites have been the most productive with some great fish being caught. 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 and a Happy New Year! The Saltwater Angler

Inshore temperature: 70 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 77 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

temperatures hanging around the mid 70's to low 80's, As we get into the weekend the wind and seas will begin to increase!

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