The Big Chill Fishing Report Florida Keys

Yellow Jacks Yellow Jacks will take you to task. A Florida Keys Fishing favorite.
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Yellow Jacks will take you to task. A Florida Keys Fishing favorite.

February 19th 2015 – The North East is being pummeled with snow.  Florida Keys faces a the coldest weather of the 2014 2015 winter. The Midwest is in the grips of a freeze. Its really hard to imagine what the Global Warming Experts were thinking when they came up with all those silly predictions seeing the current events.. Here in the Florida Keys we are in the 50’s with a 30 mph North East wind. Pretty chilly conditions for us but not the end of the world.

Florida Keys faces a the coldest weather of the 2014 / 2015 winter. With water temps already low this big cold front won’t whack the fishing too bad in the Florida Keys backcountry. Its the big temperature changes that make all the difference in the world here and that just isn’t the case on this one. We expect about a 2 -6 degree drop with temps in the low 50’s in Key West and in the upper 40’s in the upper keys. No big deal. Things will be back to normal quickly and the fish will go on the feed.

What does that mean? 

This cold front will actually put everything back in check seasonally for backcountry fishing here in all the Florida Keys. The tarpon fishing will come to a stop until the next warming trend putting off the start of our early tarpon season. Next week we expect to see an additional set of characters show up inshore for the cooler water temps adding to an already large line up of species here to show our anglers a great day on the water. Cold weather brings in the cobia, bluefish and all the mackerel you can catch and will also light up the inshore snapper bite. Along with that there are the usual cast of characters here like Sharks, barracudas, Snook, redfish, speckled sea trout, permit and mutton snappers. Without a doubt the best time to go fishing in the Florida Keys backcountry for species and opportunities abound.

Once that wind comes around to the East and South East its GAME ON! We will have warmer, calmer and clearer waters to fish and the fish will be jumping in the boat. Tarpon fishing will come back on as well giving our early tarpon season clients a head start on their Silver King dreams.

Good or bad weather, cold or hot lets face it. You are coming to The Florida Keys and you are going to go fishing. Pick your day and any one of our amazing fishing guides will show you whats available and bend your rods for some fun.  The weather will straighten out shortly..

About 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.