Tarpon Fishing Report

Great Key West Fishing | Happy Anglers

The last week has been an incredible bite on tarpon. Just after the new moon came through the bite went off the rails for live bait and artificial lures in both the morning and afternoon bites.

Key West fishing report Tarpon.

Key West Permit Dave and Capt. Steven Lamp of Dream Catcher Charters

On Tuesday I was out with one of my regulars and we got into some laid up tarpon over some dark grass.. On the falling tide first thing on a slick calm morning that is a great time for a shrimp hatch. Good timing, we were right in the middle of it. Using D.O.A. shrimp on 30lb fluorocarbon with light spin tackle my client Dave was able to leader a 80 lb fish that must have been on steroids, few jumps just hard pulling. Dave followed that up with some barracudas on fly and a nice 24 lb permit on crab. Great day.. HOT day..

Yesterday I was out with Craig on his first day ever fly fishing for tarpon and we had some decent shots. Overcast conditions made sight fishing for them tough so I went to an old stand by spot where I knew the tarpon would be rolling down the edges. Casting was difficult as the winds were up a bit but Craig got his fly to two fish that ate but we just missed the hook set. Nice big flash and boil with that solid bump. Next Year Craig.

Coming up the full moon will make some changes but we are ready. Lots of fishing charters on the books here at Dream Catcher Charters but there is still some more room for anglers looking to do any kind of fishing here in Key West. Call Island Genn 1-888-362-3474

Have a great weekend..

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