Key West Fishing This Week

What an amazing weather pattern we have had for fishing this fall here in Key West. Its almost been perfect. This last week here Key West fishing team of Dream Catcher Charters set the backcountry on fire with some great days of fishing.

Jumping Lady Fish

The trout secured their reign this year already with many fish being caught on artificial baits on our backcountry fishing charters. Fish up to 4 lbs have been caught and many fish over 20 inches with regularity. Some of our 4 hour half day trips have experienced 15 nice trout. Expect the trout fishing to improve (if that were possible). Mixed with the trout we have pompano, jacks, bluefish, mangrove snappers and the ever present lady fish. Lets not lose sight of the regular adventure of a black tip shark making short work of our anglers catches as they reel them in. This can only be answered with a nice hunk of bait and a stiffer rod to put some steel in that black tips jaw and catch him just adding to the species list and the thrill of Key West backcountry fishing.

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All week long we had flats fishing trips that were focused on bonefishing. There are some fish around and we hooked up a few but not like I have seen in years past. Interesting note; we are seeing red fish in our bonefishing haunts. Very bizarre for this Key West fishing guide.  Nice sized red fish as well. My anglers hooked a few that were in the 28 inch range.

Offshore has been hit or miss. Typical for Key West in October. The wrecks and reefs have been saving the day for dinner fare on the offshore deep sea fishing boats. I ran a trip out to the West this week toward the Dry Tortugas and we had some mixed bag. Nice shots at permit on the wrecks but they made the most of the wreck on light tackle and an epic failure resulted in lost fish, it happens (gotta Keep the heat on those fish). On the patches we got into a nice mix of grouper, mangrove snapper, smaller mutton snappers and yellowtail snappers. Fun times and plenty to eat. I can see that the kingfish are starting to move in and a few cobia were spotted tailing a school of rays. Visabilty in the reef was exceptional yesterday. Capt. Rob was in my 32 Yellowfin “Intense” catching yellowtail snappers with some folks and said that the reef to the south of Key West was “Pristine”.  Coming up… Look for the wahoo during the full moon in November..

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About Capt. Steven Lamp
Dr Catcher Is - Capt. Steven Lamp - Owner of Dream Catcher Charters is a veteran Key West fishing guide for flats fishing, deep sea fishing, wrecks and reef fishing, and fly fishing. An expert waterman and licensed captain since 1986. A Veteran of the United States Coast Guard Heavy Weather Search and Rescue, I.G.F.A. Certified Captain and Standing regional board member of The Florida Fishing Guides Association