Monthly Archives: December 2013


December 27th 2013 Key West Fishing Trips

By |2013-12-28T03:04:34+00:00December 28th, 2013|Fishing Reports|

We extend best wishes for a Happy New Year. Key West Charter Fishing aboard the SOUTHPAW has yielded a mixed bag of fish over the Christmas holidays. We've caught a few Sailfish, a few Dolphin, a few Kings, a few Grouper, some snapper and some Cero. Bonita's, Horse eye Jacks and other assorted members of

December 2013 Fishing Report

By |2013-12-16T06:12:30+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

We’ve had plenty of wind but only a modest amount of cool weather to begin the winter season. Out along the reef edge in the lower Keys, water quality has been an issue. Veterans of the fishing scene point to an ongoing lack of strong east current and clean blue water. Historically this has been

November 2013 fishing report

By |2013-12-16T06:11:16+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

Temperatures are falling and the wind is up as we transition into the fall and early winter season. Windy conditions can make it difficult for smaller boats to get out but north and northeast breezes with accompanying cooler temps are a necessary precursor for triggering the winter migrations which over time will improve the quality

September 2013 Fishing Report

By |2013-12-16T06:09:15+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

This month’s fishing report might be more accurately titled, my northern fishing vacation. Just as many of my readers leave the local area during the heat and humidity of Hurricane season, I too like to get away and wet a line in an utterly different fishing venue. This year I traveled to Wedgeport Nova Scotia

JULY 2013 Fishing Report

By |2013-12-16T06:07:54+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

We have had a long stretch of unsettled weather featuring South and Southeast winds of 15-20 knots combined with lots of rain, squalls and thunder storms which has no doubt disrupted plenty of fishing trips over the last several weeks. As we move deeper into hurricane season there seems little relief in sight. Early forecasting

June 2013 Fishing Report

By |2013-12-16T06:06:45+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

To those who were expecting a May fishing report last month, I apologize, I couldn’t find the time to get the report written with a busy fishing schedule and ended up missing the deadline. This month’s report is part catch-up as a result. Going back to May, we had no “color change tailing condition” as


By |2013-12-16T06:03:35+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

Now comes April. Is it our favorite fishing month of the year? If not, it certainly makes the short list of the very best months. In April all things angling are possible because fish populations are migrating in and out of our area, and staging locally to spawn. In the last week the number of

March 2013 Fishing Report

By |2013-12-16T06:02:19+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

As I write this column the temperature hovers around 60 degrees outside my window. It is likely that this will be one of the last cold fronts of the winter which influences the southerly and westerly migration of fish into the lower Keys area. Sailfish remain scarce in our area, with much greater numbers just

February 2013 Fishing Report

By |2013-12-16T06:01:20+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

A plague of windy weather has no doubt affected the fishing plans of many readers of this column. I can sympathize as even in my 43’ Charter Boat we have lost a few trips of late. All wind is not the same of course and even relatively small boats can fish on the south side

January 2013 Fishing Report

By |2013-12-16T06:00:21+00:00December 16th, 2013|Fishing Blog|

Fishing in the lower Keys and Key West area has been quite outstanding over the last several weeks, provided one has stocked the right bait and is pursuing the right quarry on the right day. We can expect this trend to continue in the month of January provided that temperatures remain near historical averages for