Key West fishing reports and forecast. Written by Capt. Steven Lamp of Dream Catcher Charters and this web site Fishing Key West.

Shallow Water Mutton Snapper

Shallow Water Mutton Snapper
Shallow Water Mutton Snapper

Cooler Temps Mean Shallow Water Muttons October 26th 2022 - Fall is definitely in the air here in Key West. That means less humidity and cooler overall temps. It also means great conditions for shallow water mutton snappers. From now through the end of March the muttons can be found in the shallows making…

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Backcountry / Flats Fishing A Great Way To Go Fishing Key West In March

March 3rd 2022 - Environmentally speaking one of the worst things to a fisherman is the winds. High winds can really make life difficult on a boat when you are trying to fish. The winds are going to blow, expecially when we are Fishing Key West in March. So far in my years I…

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A Cold Winter Better Fishing For Key West

A Cold Winter Better Fishing For Key West
Cobia are more prevalent in the shallows on a colder winter.

Is a cold winter better for Key West fishing? For many reasons, I think so. Here on the Southernmost island city cold is a relative term. We are located in the tropics where humidity and wind direction dictate the air temperature regularly like a thermostat. Our cold winters are days in the 50s and…

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Marquesas Keys Winter Fishing Species Hunt

Marquesas Keys Winter Fishing Species Hunt
Permit fishing in the Marquesas Keys

Fishing the Marquesas Keys in the winter months of December, January and February can be awesome. With good weather and less heat the fishing is usually on fire and a great way to spend the day with rods bent counting off the species as well as fishing such a remote location in what I…

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Backcountry Fishing Key West Produces Nice Lunches.

Backcountry Fishing Key West Produces Nice Lunches.
This mutton snapper was caught in less than 12 ft of water and demanded to join us for dinner. He had a seat right on the plate.

Backcountry fishing in Key West can produce some nice lunches this time of the year. As the bait moves in and out with the tides the predators take note and take bait. Using the simplest techniques in the channels and edges I come up with some nice snapper catches that would impress even some…

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Wahoo, Dolphin and Blackfin Tunas Key West

Wahoo, Dolphin and Blackfin Tunas Key West
A Good Day Of Wahoo Deep Sea Fishing on board the "In XS".

October 4 2020 - Weather is a funny thing. They say it will suck and sometimes they are wrong. Last week was as good example of that as I was deep sea fishing our of Key West on board my 47 Viking the "in XS". Deep Sea Fishing Report We got out a few…

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