Conditions Clearing Up For Good Fishing Off Key West

Weather gets better for more deep sea fishing this summer.

wahoo deep sea fishing Deep sea fishing for wahoo

July 25th 2020 – The Sun is out, finally. The winds have laid down, finally.. The summer like tropical system that sat on top of us last week deciding where in the Gulf Of Mexico it was going to go has finally lifted its knee off our neck here in Key West and conditions are getting better for deep sea fishing and reef fishing.

Last Week Deep Sea Fishing Report

Was tough offshore but there were some nice dolphin caught. A price paid for those willing to put in the time in the unstable air masses that were being ushered through by 15 – 20 mph ENE winds. The Gulf stream was in pretty close, only 13 miles to the Northern edges making it not such a long run thankfully to get to the better dolphin fishing. We had reports of dolphin up to 25lbs caught in the Key West deep sea fishing fleet last week.

Dolphin Mahi Mahi
Nice dolphin Mahi caught on board the Too Intense at Dream Catcher Charters in Key West

Wednesday marked the kick off of the Key West Marlin tournament here in Key West. Usually coinciding with Hemingway days that were cancelled this year due to COVID the Marlin tournament went on as scheduled. Day 1 produced no weighable fish and no marlin were caught. Day 2 Team “On Course” weighed in a 24+ lb dolphin. There were some sailfish hooked but none were landed.

So, the weather certainly had its affects on either the fishing or the ability for those guys to fish.

Next Week.

A GREAT time to head offshore and do some deep sea fishing to avoid the Florida Keys Mini Lobster Season folks that will be scrambling to catch a lobster. The weather looks fabulous and the fishing should be on point. We have nothing in the forecast through August 1st that will slow us down to get after some fun pelagic species

Getting Out There

A traditional thing to do for many Key West visitors deep sea fishing is a really fun way to spend a tropical day. We have charter boats with excellent captains ready to take Key West visitors out any time for 4 6 and 8 hour fishing charters.

To learn more.. Call or text us and we will get you all the information you need or book your fishing charter for you either with us on board our 47ft Viking Convertible “In XS” or with one of our colleagues.

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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