Author: Flying Fish Charters
June Fishing In Key West
Despite the breezy and rainy weather so far this month, the fishing has been excellent around Key West and the lower keys. There has been a lot of small mahi mahi offshore with some big ones mixed in. We have found fish from 200 feet of water to all the way out past Woods Wall. There have been weed lines offshore holding fish and small black birds have been giving the mahi mahi away. There can also be some billfish and wahoo hanging around those weed lines as well. The action on the offshore wrecks has been good too, with bonitas, blackfin tunas and amberjacks.
Fishing In The Gulf Of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico has also been very productive; if your planning on fishing the next few days, you may want to fish the gulf side, as it will be protected with the heavy southeast winds. The shallower coral heads in the gulf have been holding snappers, porgys, hogfish, and red grouper. The wrecks have been productive too, snappers, permit, and cobia. Small live blue crabs work well as bait around the wrecks for permit, but cobia and other fish will eat them as well. I like using long 20lb Bullbuster Fluorocarbon leaders when I am fishing with crabs around the wrecks because the permit can be leader shy.
The backcountry fishing continues to be great too. The tarpon fishing has been consistent so far in June. The early morning and evening bites have really been great. The cloudy days over the past week or more have made it difficult spotting fish, but the fish are there if you can find them. The bonefishing has been great too, try to look for waking fish or puffs of mud because spotting the actual bonefish in heavy cloud cover is almost impossible. The permit seem to be moving back into the shallow water and we saw a lot more of them around the past few days.
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