Flats Fishing Report

Bonefish Fishing with Capt. Steven Dan catches a monster bonefish right out of Key West.

Fishing with Capt. Steven Dan catches a monster bonefish right out of Key West.

April 29th 2013 – The tropical weather is here… Now lets get some shallow water fishing done.

Key West is well known for its epic flats fishing year round. But like anywhere, some times of the year are better than others. Now is that time. The beginning of May marks the beginning of our Carribean tarpon migration and frankly is has already started. Tarpon are pushing along the beaches in traditional fashion exciting the hearts of may anglers that encounter the many hundreds of fish that may be in a strand. This is a great time of the year for fly fishing for the tarpon.

Permit are back.. Permit are done with the spawn and large numbers of big fish are being seen everywhere and its only going to get better. The last few flats fishing trips that I have run, permit have been up on the deck tailing away. Also.. look out for the larger than life bonefish. Capt. Kyle of Dream Catcher Charters the other day helped his angler land a 8 lb bonefish. WOW. thats a stud.

May is a busy time of the year here in Key West with more fishing guides than you can shake a stick at. There are a huge amount of part timers that come here to claim a stake on the water calling it their own. Its unfortunate for our fishery but it is what it is. Would not be so bad if most of them weren’t so unfriendly. Get out there early and get with a LOCAL guide.

Flats fishing is a great way to spend the day on the water. There are many talented flats fishing guides in Key West. Capt. Steven, Capt. Kyle and Capt. Brandon are all of our in house shallow water specialists here at Dream Catcher Charters. With a combined 45 years of experience we can certainly show you an incredible day in the shallows sight fishing for your dream fish.

Call Island Genn to reserve a spot on one of our shallow boats for Flats Fishing here in key West.

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