Monthly Archives: November 2012
Lots of north wind with cooler weatherÂ is bringing the water temperatures down in the Key West area and establishing the conditions for good winter fishing. Ballyhoo are congregating in huge schools along the reef and attracting preditors of all kinds. We have been catching Sailfish, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Cero, andÂ Mutton & Yellowtail Snapper all in 20′ – 30′ of water on the shallowest reefs where they are feeding on the plentiful Ballyhoo. It’s quite a sight to see a giant school of Ballyhoo errupt out of the water with countless Frigate birds and sportfish in hot persuit.
After more than a week of very strong winds associated with the passage of Hurricane Sandy, calmer conditions have returned. We have also had the first cool weather of the season. Sailfish are increasing in numbers along with Blackfin Tuna. Plenty of Amberjack remain on the wrecks and Yellowtail are biting on the reef edge.