Key West Fishing Reports

June 20th 2016

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June 21  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Dolphin fishing remains challenging. We are catching some on virtually every trip but it hasn’t been easy as there has been very little weed to work. Recently we’ve caught several over 30lbs. There have also been a fair number of Billfish offshore, most in the vicinity of the “wall” some 20 miles offshore. We’ve caught Sailfish, White Marlin and a Blue Marlin in the last several weeks. Inshore on the reef edge Snapper fishing has been productive.

Julie's Dolphin June Fishing in Key West Matt's Dolphin

May 30th, 2016

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June 21  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

In a normal year May is our very best month for Dolphin. This year we’ve not seen the number of migrating Mahi,Mahi we would expect. None the less, by by looking far and wide we have managed to put together some reasonable catches. We have also been fishing the reef edge and have been catching Flag Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper.

Dolphin Caught on the Southpaw Fishing in May aboard with Southpaw Fishing Key West Mid may Fishing Aboard the Southpaw

April 6, 2016

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April 6  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Clear blue water and light current has been the predominate condition over the last several weeks with the result that reef fishing has been difficult. We have concentrated our efforts on Blue Water fish. Black fin Tuna have been consistent, particularly biting well in the late afternoons. Sailfish are increasing in numbers and there are also a few Wahoo around. Tight to the reef edge Kingfish and Little Tunny are also biting pretty well.March 30 GrouperMarch 30 FlagMarch 30 MuttonsMarch 30 WahooMarch 30 TunaMarch 30 Sail

March 9, 2016

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March 9  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Yellowtail Snapper fishinglight tackle KingfishKey West Shark fishingStandup harness for big fishKey West KingfishAmberjack caught in Key WestThe wind continues to blow with just the occasional calm day inbetween. Fishing has been fair over the last several weeks. The King Mackerel action is steady in several locations and we’ve been targeting them with live bait fished on 15lb test line, good fun on that light tackle. We have also been producing some outstanding catches of jumbo sized Yellowtail Snapper, fish between 22″-25″ or 3-4 pounds. Great eating fish. We have also been catching a few Mutton Snapper, Cero, Little Tunny, Amberjack. and various Shark species. Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo remain scarce.

February 11, 2016

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February 11  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Farrlley rackFarrlley TunaFarrlley MuttonFarrlley CudaFeb BlackCold windy weather has prevailed over the last several weeks. We have lost a number of trips owing to strong winds. On days when we’ve been out, we are catching a mixed bag of species from Snapper to Tuna. No type of fishing has been consistent so we have done a whole variety of different things each day to put a catch together.

January 22, 2016

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January 22  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

jan 2016 KingJan YT 2016Jan 21 2016Jan 18 2016Jan sunriseLots of wind, lots of ugly rainy days over the last several weeks. We are finally getting some cold weather which should, over time improve our fishing. There has been no “go to” fishing recently. King Mackerel which we can generally depend on this time of year have been fairly scarce. Blue water fishing has been slow as well, conditions have looked good with a pronounced color change and strong east current outside the reef edge but on many days that area hasn’t yielded many bites. We’ve done pretty well catching big Yellowtail on a number of days and added a little of this and a little of that to make up a catch.

Jan 3 2016

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January 3  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Sambo Reef rackChristmas BlackBradley's WahooSambo kingsSambo AJCatching fish has been hard work of late, owing mainly to unseasonably warm water. By remaining flexable about tactics and well prepared to try a whole variety of techniques during the day we have continued to produce some nice catches even in this tough fishing environment. Dead bait trolling, live bait drifting, and anchoring and chumming have all played a role.

Dec 16, 2015

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December 16  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Dec 2015 TunaDec 2015 Tuna CeroVan TunaDec red grouperThe weather continues to be unseasonably warm. As a result many of the fish we associate with cool wintertime temperatures have not arrived in our area or are less abundent. Sailfish for example remain very scarce in the Key West area. None the less, we are fishing for whats around and have been having success with Blackfin Tuna, Cero, Yellowtail and various Jack species.

November 25th 2015

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November 29  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Nov 2015 TunaNov 2015 variety rackDolph rackRichard's big MuttonNov 2015 BlackWe have been catching a good variety of fish over the last several weeks. Everything from Dolphin, Sailfish, and Tuna to Mutton Snapper and Grouper. Finally some cooler weather is moving into the Key West area. This will greatly improve fishing as we move into December.

Oct 31 2015

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October 31  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

A mixed bag of fishing action over the last week. A few Dolphin remain around particularly with East and Southeast wind. Sailfish are also showing up in greater numbers along with Blackfin Tuna. On the reef, Yellowtail and Muttons are biting with consistency.Oct 2015 Dolphoct 2015 rackOct 2015 SailOct 2015 Tuna