Typical winter weather in Key West features cold fronts packing strong North and Northeast wind followed by a couple days of lighter breezes before the next front arrives. If high pressure settles north of us,we also get brisk Southeast winds which makes for sloppy conditions as the sea is building from the open ocean. Fortunately we enjoy relatively short runs to the fishing grounds and the SOUTHPAW is very stable, so we haven’t lost many days to weather. King Mackerel, Yellowtail Snapper, Little Tunny, Amberjack with the occasional Tuna comprise the bulk of our catch. We are producing a lot of light tackle action, although some of the “glamour” fish such as Sailfish remain scarce.Â Pictured above is an estimated 375 pound Lemon Shark just prior to release.