Key West For Deep Sea Fishing

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Key West Deep Sea fishing on board the Double Down.

March is notorious for coming in like a lion, and we just had a big blow this past weekend proving the saying has validity. But with the winds finally laying down a bit this week, the water has cleared up making for beautiful days fishing offshore.

Sailfish are known for biting really well on windy days, but even so the fleet here in Key West is still getting into some of these billfish in the blue water. And the colder winds have kept the king mackerel still in the loop as well. This time of year we are also hitting some bonitos, a species in the tuna family. And when the weather studies up, the blackfin tuna bite should pick back up. When we get those warm, southerly winds, you can also expect to see some big dolphin, aka dorado or mahi mahi (not Flipper) starting to come through. These colorful fish are not only a fun fish to fight, but they are great table fare as well. Lots of anglers like to round out the day by stopping at the reef on the way in to hit a few yellowtail snappers or mutton snappers for a nice dinner.

The deep sea fishing fleet of Key West has some openings for you to get out there after some sailfish, tuna and early season dolphin (mahi mahi) Give us a call and we will hook you up with the right captain and crew that will get the job done for you.

Call Us  – 1-305-292-7212
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About the author: Capt. Steven Lamp

Veteran Key West Fishing guide Capt. Steven Lamp has been fishing the waters of the Florida Keys professionally since 1993. Specializing in Flats, Backcountry, Fly Fishing, Wrecks, Reef and Offshore fishing in Key West, Florida. Capt. Steven is also the founder and director of Dream Catcher Charters located in Key West, Florida.

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