Weather Has Been a Factor Fishing In Key West

Juvenile Tarpon The fall holds juvenile / baby tarpon in Key West

November 5 2020 – Weather has been a factor in our fishing here in Key West. It doesn’t take a meteorologist to see the forecast for the coming week as kinda crappy, and no that was not a play on words for our Northern fish species. Especially with the tropical system Eta on the prowl and no one seems to know where it’s going. The last two to three weeks all the way back into October has been rainy or windy or both. The weather has been tough and it looks like there is a bit more to come.

Fishing Report

There is not a lot to report as the weather has truly been out of sorts these last two weeks and the fishing has been hindered by it. The deep sea fishing boats have been pretty much pinned to the docks on the windier days with a few boats getting out when its not horrific and doing very well on dolphin and reef species.

red grouper windy
Windy cooler days bring the food fish to the shallows.

Backcountry fishing charters seems to be where its at for any kind of fishing report for us here today. Here at Dream Catcher Charters we are running backcountry fishing charters pretty much daily with some decent results. On Monday we had a nice group trip that produced some good juvenile tarpon fishing in the 30++ MPH winds. We did what we could to find places to hide and show folks a good day on the water and managed some nice snapper catches as well.

Not much else to report just now but we will keep you posted. Boats are on the water today as it is blowing 20+ out of the ENE. Just checked in with them and everyone seems to be having a good time.

Key West Fishing Forecast

fishing forecast
Dream Catcher Charters Yellowfin 24 after group trip

After hurricane Eta does its thing early next week (whatever that will be) we are still looking at a windier than normal wind patern out of the East. Winds up to 20-25 mph will be the new norm it looks like through the first part of the month of November. My recommendation is stay in the backcountry and do some snapper fishing and have fun. There are plenty of fish back there to show a good time mixed with specked sea trout, jacks, spanish mackerel and barracudas. The water should start to clear up shortly after Eta gets out of here and we can get back to what we do… Go Fishing.

Fishing Charters

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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