November 2018 Fishing Report

November 1, 2018

Fall is here! The weather is cooling down a little bit in Key West and it’s quite nice. The variety we typically see in the fall, winter, and early spring months are showing up, and in good numbers. We say variety because a lot of these fish are together in some areas this time of year, versus spread out. We don’t have many seasonal fish for the winter time other than sea trout, pompano, ladyfish, and bluefish. These fish are though, showing up! It’s great to be able to drift through an area and have the opportunity to catch so many species. The other species for this time of year include jack crevalle, yellow jacks, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, mutton snapper, sharks of all types, mackerel, and other tropical species.

 

 

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Most of the time if we are fishing for variety, we drift through areas throwing buck tail jigs. These areas may include channels on the edges of the flats, grass beds in less than 8 feet of water, and deeper cuts near mangrove islands. All of these areas will hold a good amount of bait for the winter months, which keep our species active.

Warmer days however, are still good for hunting up on the flats. Permit, bonefish, and barracudas roam the flats this time of year as well. They are primarily fished for by “sight fishing.” A lot of people don’t have the patience to see a fish before they cast to it, but it can be very rewarding. Some of the fish that live up on the flats are some of the most prized fish caught, and not to mention they fight very well.

 

 

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