The Florida Keys have been experiencing the coldest weather of the winter during the last week. Water temps have fallen into the high 60's and a persistent northerly wind has driven clean blue water well off shore. King Mackerel have dominated the fishing scene and we have had consistently great action on the Kings over
The Tuna fishing is the best it's been all winter, but the Sailfishing has temporarily slumped. As a result we have been using more pilchards and thread herring for bait and less live ballyhoo. The end of the bar area 18 miles SW of Key West has been a hot spot for the Tuna activity.
Everything is biting! From Yellowtail to Dolphin to Sailfish to Blackfin Tuna, Key West's well deserved reputation for fishing variety is on display. The Ballyhoo are swarming on the reef edge and Sailfish are plentiful, chasing the 'hoo's in the shallow water. Big Cero's, Yellowjacks, Mutton Snapper, Dolphin and Tuna are also spraying the bait.