October Key West Fishing Report 2015
The fishing right now is pretty awesome. We are seeing lots of variety in the backcountry and having beautiful weather. The fall fishery is almost in full swing. Snappers, jacks, groupers, mackerel, ladyfish, barracuda, sharks and more are filling the channels in the backcountry. There are still some permit and bonefish up on the flats as well, making for a good day on the water with lots of options. The main thing we are seeing right now that is good to eat in the backcountry is still mangrove snappers. They are in pretty good numbers as well as a couple inches over minimum size on average. As the water temperature continues to cool down even more, we will see many other species of fish come into our backcountry habitats including cobia, trout, and pompano. It is exciting to see the change of seasons in Key West, as the fishing just keeps getting better.
The reefs have been seeing a lot of yellowtail snappers, amberjacks, African pompano, and grouper. There are also a good amount of mahi-mahi out past the reef in the blue water.
Many different things to do right now while fishing in Key West, as the options are almost limitless! I love the fall fishery we have here because of the amount of different types of fish you can get into in a day or two.