Florida Keys Fishing Christmas Comes Early With Great Weather.

Mutton Snapper A nice mutton snapper caught fishing off of Key West with Capt. Rob Harris on the Gotta Go.
Mutton Snapper

A nice mutton snapper caught fishing off of Key West with Capt. Rob Harris on the Gotta Go.

December 21st 2016 – While Santa is briefing his reindeer on the routes they need to take, we have already been blessed with Christmas here in the Florida Keys and amazing weather. It looks like Christmas week will be mild and breezy a perfect combination for those wishing to escape Dr. Freeze up North and come bath in the tropics with a cold frosty, cool island tunes and some relaxing Florida Keys Fishing.

Every year we try to speculate what Christmas week will bring in the way of weather. Now that it is pretty well spelled out to us we can sort of direct our anglers to the best arena of fishing. This year it looks like backcountry fishing will be the best bet for fishing Florida Keys wide.

The Florida Keys reef fishing will be a challenge starting this weekend with winds pushing the 20 Mph mark starting Saturday and keeping up through the following Thursday. A good bet its hat New Years weekend will hold the best weather for a reef shot and folks wanting to take a last minute dig at a Atlantic Grouper before season closes and take advantage of already great yellowtail fishing.

Deep Sea fishing will be EPIC on a warm Christmas week, however anglers will pay for it with bumpy boat rides and possible sea sickness if one is so inclined to get that way. Dolphin, wahoo, sailfish, blackfin tunas and kingfish will be the headliners this week coming up and I betcha we will hear about some big ones with a good Easterly wind flow and Over 80 temps.

Florida Keys Backcountry fishing will be the winner on the most popular way to fish this coming holiday week. There is still some tarpon fishing around Key West and Islamorada with a great shallow water bite. I expect the backcountry fishing will stay on fire with trout, Reds, Snook and Drum with the fishing guides out of Islamorada and in Key West.

For those that like the Florida Keys flats fishing. This will be a great week for big bonefish and permit basking in the warming waters. I know it sounds crazy but the shots will be easier with a little wind as the fish are not as “aware” with all the underwater noise. A great way to fish next week..

ays there is an amazing jack crevelle fishery. The only end to the great backcountry fishing will be the light hiccough we will see at the end of next week with the cooler temps that will slow the bite only for a day or so.

So.. If you are coming to the Florida Keys to go fishing. Give us a Call.
We can set you up on a trip that will not only suit your budget but also clue you in on the conditions you can expect. 


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.