Author: Flying Fish Charters
Fishing in Key West!
We had another awesome week of fishing here in Key West, Florida. The weather over the last couple days hasnâ€™t been great, but earlier in the week, we had light north wind and the tuna bite was really hot offshore. For the most part I was targeting them later in the afternoon and evening time with live pilchards. I prefer to use medium size spinning gear on the tunas, my reels are spooled with 30lb Bullbuster braid and I like using long 30lb Bullbuster fluorocarbon leaders with small circle hooks. I target tunas around offshore wrecks in depths from 150 â€“ 300 feet so a lot of other types of fish will eat these live baits too. This past week while we were tuna fishing, we caught a sailfish, plenty of amberjacks and jack crevalles, barracudas and we dropped baits to the bottom and caught a couple mutton snappers.
We have spent the last couple days targeting permit on fly in the backcountry. We have seen a lot of permit on the flats and we had some great opportunities, but we couldnâ€™t find any cooperative fish. We also saw a lot of barracudas on the flats; they were lethargic and not interested in our lures. I would think they eat a little better this weekend once the temperature cools off. Also, with the north wind this weekend, fishing the basins may be a good idea, look for the mud slicks and fish for trout, snappers, jacks and other species.
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