March 2017 Fishing Report

Fishing in Key West has been awesome lately. We have seen a lot of variety out in the backcountry as well as some tarpon starting to show up for the spring. Fish in the backcountry have included mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, cobia, sharks, mackerel, barracuda, permit, bonefish, tarpon, sea trout, pompano, ladyfish, and more!

There’s many different combinations of fish species caught depending on what the weather conditions for the given week. During the early spring, we do see some cold fronts still. This keeps the water a little cooler and makes for good action. On the warmer days, we have been getting into those hard to catch trophy fish like tarpon, permit and bonefish.

The more towards the middle of spring we get, the more tarpon we will start seeing. They will show up in some of the shallow channels that cut through the backcountry, as well as the shallow grass basins where they will comfortably hangout.

Pretty soon though, the permit will move offshore to spawn and we will see less of them inshore. On a good weather day we can poke out to their spawning locations and give them a shot.

Don’t be afraid to book a trip with some variety as a request. Trips can be booked how YOU want them to be and we can do a little bit of each type of fishing per request, given the timeframe. Popular trips this spring include tarpon fishing in the morning and then going after some more action mid morning/mid day. Sometimes the tarpon just keep showing up so we will stay with them! The spring time is the best time of year to fish in Key West due to the weather and variety of fish that are here.

Book today before everyone is sold out! We¬†still have good availability this March, as well as most of April. Call or text 305-509-2201 or go to the “Contact” page to inquire about a booking. You will always get an answer and always get a call back. Guaranteed.