Summertime Backcountry Fishing

Backcountry fishing is great here in Key West during the summer.

Tarpon release, tarpon Big Ol' Tarpon. Capt. Austin of Dream Catcher Charters holds this beast by the jaw to get the hero shot for his angler.

July 13 2019 The weather patterns are offering up the norm here in Key West with S and SE winds and temps in the mid to upper 80s with some days reaching 92 degrees. Nothing out of the norm for the Southernmost city here right on the edge of the tropics.. This time of the year the weather really opens up some possibilities in our fishing, especially on the smaller boats..

barracuda, flats fishing, backcountry
Thats A BEAST! barracuda. Summer flats fishing with Dream Catcher Charters.

Fishing Report

On our backcountry fishing charters here out of Key West at Dream Catcher Charters anglers have been getting some decent shots at tarpon lately. Not a bunch of fish being caught but about every day we are jumping a tarpon or two on our fishing charters. We know that after about 9 am the tarpon fishing can get very tough with the heat so our fishing guides have been setting the day up for some rod bending action to entertain our guests. Yellow jacks, jack crevasse, nice size barracudas on top water, Huge lady fish, with bonefish and permit on our flats fishing. Most of our trips have been 6 hours or less due to the heat but we are able to get it done and show folks a fun day on the water.

Fishing Forecast

I expect the weather to remain roughly the same right on through the forecast period now through July 20th. The weather looks perfect for shallow water fishing with some decent winds out of the South East steering many folks to the inshore fishing with rougher conditions offshore, even though the deep sea fishing bite for Mahi Mahi has been good on the full day deep sea fishing charters.

Check out Our new deep sea fishing boat our Viking 47′ “In XS”

Anglers can expect to get shots at tarpon first thing in the morning and then start to hunt the flats for some rod benders like barracudas and jacks for some fun. A great way to spend the day.

Flats Fishing

For the flats fishing enthusiast that wants to challenge themselves to a trophy. The permit fishing has been outstanding along with bonefishing. Our flats fishing guides are happy to get you out there and show you the fish and what it takes to catch them.

Add Snorkeling

This time of the year its worth nothing that our water clarity is very good and here at Dream Catcher Charters we offer a fishing / snorkeling package for those that are trying to do more in a trip with us.

July is a great time of the year to get out on the water on any of our fishing, boating, snorkeling charters. If you would like to learn what is available for you please call us and we will tell you all about it..

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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