Fishing reports and updates for backcountry and flats fishing by Capt. Steven Lamp

May Fishing Report and Forecast

Key West Fishing Report For May One thing has been consistent these last few weeks and that has been the winds. Easterlies have prevailed as high as 25 mph and some days as low as 10 -15. That has not stopped the fishing though. We have been making some great days on the water both inshore and offshore.  May Is Opening of South Atlantic Grouper Season Everyone loves some grouper. My wife makes amazing…

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Beat The Wind Go Backcountry Fishing

Beat the wind and go backcountry fishing Key West. The weather the last few days has really been bad. And there is more wind coming next week, the week before Christmas week. The wind is a killer for our deep sea fishing charters. Folks get seasick when waves are big out there. No matter how good the fishing is at that point. Its bad. So.. We often recommend that folks look at the backcountry…

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Shallow Water Mutton Snapper

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 a nice surprise catch for my backcountry fishing and flats fishing anglers.  As the temps start to cool from the…

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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 have yet to learn how to stop them. However I may have learned how to fish in them more comfortably.…

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Marquesas Keys Winter Fishing Species Hunt

Marquesas Keys fishing winter Permit
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 call the species hunt on board one of my bay boats. During the cooler months our species of fish numbers…

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Backcountry Fishing Key West Produces Nice Lunches.

backcountry fishing mutton snapper
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 of the more hard core reef fishing charters out of Key West. Let week was no different. How I Go…

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