Florida Keys Fishing Report

Angler Berlin with a nice Permit

Angler Berlin with a nice Permit. Photo courtesy of Captain Steven Lamp of Dream Catcher Charters

Summer time is definitely here! It is hot up and down the Florida Keys and Key West. So getting out on the water early on in the day or later on in the afternoon will be the most comfortable time to get out fishing, rather than the top of the day which is also the hottest part of the day. Winds are low making for calm seas and the thunderstorms we were having regularly last month have seemed to cease for now. Getting on the water and taking advantage of this great weather we are having is something everyone should do if visiting the Keys!

On the flats, tarpon are still around and action has been strong, with fish ranging in size from about 40 to 100 pounds. The bonefishing is also heating up in the shallows, with catches on both spin and fly tackle attainable. Permit, the most challenging fish to catch on the flats, are also here in good numbers. The backcountry area is home to many other species for those just looking to bend a rod. Mangrove snapper, jack crevalle, barracuda, and sharks provide anglers with fishing excitement.

If you are interested in deep sea fishing, make sure to book a full day charter. The gulf stream has moved quite a ways offshore making the larger mahi, wahoo, and marlin a hike to get to. The offshore wreck and reef fishing has been on fire, with permit at the shallow wrecks and a multitude of snapper and grouper species about.

Contact Dream Catcher Charters at 888-362-3474 to book a charter. You can also check us out on the web at www.dreamcatchercharters.com. And for information about other things to do and places to eat while visiting the Florida Keys and Key West, check out my Blog, www.thekeywester.com.

Island Genn