Key West Offshore Fishing Report

Sporty but fishable is the word today for offshore fishing here in Key West. 

Key West fishing guide

Capt. Steven Lamp

Winds out of the North East 10 -15 gusts to 20 on this fall day.. Blue water that means there may be a sailfish bite. Cooler waters means the food fish are in on the patch reefs and thats REALLY cool.

This time of the year is BANNER for bottom fishing. I am crazy about it. Cool days long runs and NICE fish. Grouper in the Atlantic are still in season with mutton snapper and yellowtails all over the place. Don’t need to run real far to catch fish but the farther you run the bigger they can get with less pressure.

I enjoy taking my clients out to the West toward the Dry Tortugas West of the Marquesas Keys this time of the year when weather cooperates. Red, black and Gag groupers with Mutton and yellowtail snappers to make for some very colorful catch boxes.

The muttons have moved on to the patch reefs gobbling up anything they can find. Ballyhoo are scarce so they are hungry and ready to eat just about anything you drop to them.

My 32′ Yellowfin “Intense” makes this trip a joy for 4 anglers or less. To learn more about this trip please feel free to call us.. 1-888-362-3474 and see what we can do for you.. Or check out my web site at Fishing Key West.

The Forecast for offshore Key West Fishing November

Black fin tunas on the wrecks outside the reef. Wahoo on the full moon just outside the reef. Kingfish start to fill in on the edges, mostly smaller fish “snakes” but non the less plenty to pull  on rods and good smoking size.. Spanish mackerel with ceros on both sides of the Keys.. Grouper snapper stay strong on the bite with nice size fish in the shallower waters. Cobia will start to show up on the wrecks in the shallows moving out of the Gulf.. Sailfish moving in on the cold front and hard easterlies.

Lots going on coming up for offshore fishing.. Book ahead. each one of our offshore trips takes planning and execution. Call our office for more details here at Dream Catcher Charters at 1-888-362-3474


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