Key West Fishing In June, What To Expect

Deep sea fishing boats tuna towers and crows nests Deep sea sport boats ready for adventure. Tuna towers and crows nests.

May 22 2020 – Fishing in June here in Key West is limited from time to time only by the occasional weather pattern that might be conducive to getting out. Stick around a day and that will probably change but I bet the fishing will still be great.

Across the board June has some great Key West fishing. With summer patterns taking place the waters warm up, get very clear, the winds lay down and the whole fishing world is your oyster.

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Deep Sea Fishing

Dolphin Mahi Mahi
Deep sea fishing for dolphin on board the INXS charter boat out of Key West, FLorida.

The blue water moves in and out like a snake as the Gulf Stream makes its way East, just offshore of our reefs South of our island city. June is a fabulous month for dolphin fishing (Mahi Mahi) with a mix of other fun tasty species such as skip jack tunas and wahoo on the troll. Certainly a mixed bag when you include the occasional blue or white marlin in there.

With the opening of the Florida Keys to visitors it will be super easy to find a deep sea fishing boat to get you out to the fish in June.

Tarpon Fishing

I made this a subject line to stand alone. Tarpon fishing is extremely popular in June. This year is no different. We are seeing and catching tarpon daily here right now and I do not expect any changes. It is the second hottest month for the yearly migration as the tarpon work through the Florida Keys in the spawn.

Don’t hesitate to get on a tarpon fishing charter if you have never done one. Its affordable and super exciting. Always calm and fun. No seasickness. Either our backcountry fishing charters or our flats fishing charters will get you there. Keep an eye on our tarpon fishing reports to keep to date.

Reef Fishing

Food fish bonanza in June.. Grouper season is open in the Atlantic and the snappers (yellowtail, muttons and mangroves) are all plenty to be found up and down the reef line off of Key West. Chumming, live bait and even artificial lures will be the key to catching some great table fare. It’s May, June and July that I catch my largest yellowtail snappers with folks. Up to 5 lbs is not uncommon at all this time of the year. Grouper fishing is fun too as the weather makes for easier runs to the rich grouper and mutton snapper grounds to the West.

I love to eat fish. Check out Island Genn’s fried grouper recipe.

Flats Fishing

bonefish caught on fly
Bonefish caught on fly rod Key West.

Last but definitely not the least. We have had the best I have seen in my career here out of Key West. The last few flats fishing trips I have gone out on we have seen many of them with my anglers catching them on fly fishing and spin fishing tackle. I love to permit fish as well and June is one of my favorite months for it. If I can pul my folks off of our amazing tarpon fishing June can be incredible for permit as well.

All of this rounded out for flats fishing June shows up as a great month for fishing the Grand Slam of Key West.. For other months of the year please check out our fishing seasons calendar for detailed information about when to be here for what species..

As you can see June is an amazing month for Key West fishing. The hotels and resorts room rates are very attractive and will be open to accommodate folks that want to be here.

Many fishing guides lost their whole schedules for April, May and most of June with the uncertainty of our county leaders as to when they would allow visitors to come back. We would love to hear from you and share our amazing fishery with you. We are the locals that like our visitors.

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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