Key West Fishing Forecast December 2012

After an extremely windy November, the winds have finally abated. That is good news for the fishing. 

Offshore, there has been a lot of action in Key West’s waters over the past week.  Local captains are reporting a few sailfish and tuna being caught.  And surprising for late November and early December, there are still several dolphin being caught too. On the wrecks and the reef, a number of snapper species are being caught in addition to some nice jacks, permit and barracudas.  However, with the lower winds, the wreck and reef fishing will be much easier and should bring up more grouper and cobia as well.

In the backcountry our winter fishery is picking up. Several reports of nice sized sea trout have been received. In addition, we are seeing good numbers of ladyfish, barracudas, and mangrove snappers. Shark fishing, as usual, has also been good in the shallows, which makes for an exciting trip. With the winds laying down, we can expect to start seeing more mackerel, redfish, and cobia moving inshore as well. Short travel time to the fishing grounds as well as lots of action makes this a great trip for just about anyone.

Dream Catcher Charters captains have also reported seeing some tarpon in the Marquesas Keys lately, so if the weather permits, heading out there may offer some late season sport fishing as well.

To learn more about Key West fishing  just call my office speak to Island Genn or Radar about your needs. We always answer the phone and are willing to help you plan every facet of your Key West fishing experience. 

305 292 7212

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