End of March fishing report

The wind has returned to Key West and a lot of boats are stuck to the dock.  People are always hesitant when we have these gusty conditions.  It should get much better by Friday this week.  The sailfish have been consistent when we can get out there.  I did a tv show shoot with Capt. Mike Weinhoffer and Capt. Rob Fordyce with "The Seahunter" Monday afternoon.  The guys had a nice afternoon going 3 for 5 on sails. The sharks and bonitas ate up a bunch of baits also.  Inshore we have had good action with snappers, groupers, and a few hammerhead sharks.  The tarpon bite is also good when the wind comes down.  If you would like to get out on the water, I have some spots available.  Call me at 305-923-6977  Thanks, Capt Taylor Williams

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January 26 wind report

Another front has blown us out for a few days.  The weather went south a couple nights ago and it looks like this weekend will be windy.  The shrimp boats are hiding out in front of Key West on the south side, biding their time like the charter boats. It can be frustrating turning down trips, but I'd rather have people come back than go on a rough crummy day.  Hopefully this wind will blow through by next week and we can all go back to fishing! If you would like to get out next month or beyond, I have some openings.  I can be reached through email on the home page or call 305-923-6977.  Thanks, Capt. Taylor

January fishing

So far this year we have seen some windy and rainy days.  The cold that has overtaken the US has reached us finally, and the fishing conditions are changing.  Our temps have been in the high 50's in the morning to low 70's in the afternoons.  As the cold push weakens our winds will turn more southerly and warm.  It should be back into the high 70's in a few days.  The fishing has been good for the few people venturing out.  The reef is still active with lots of baitfish, and offshore there have been blackfin tunas and a few sailfish around.  I have a few spots open this week if you're looking to get out.  I can be reached at 305-923-6977.   Thanks, Capt. Taylor

Mid December fishing report

Last week started off cool and has ended hot.  Temperatures are back up to 80 and there isn't another front coming for the foreseeable future.  The last few fronts did change up the fishing a bit.  We have been catching more kingfish on the Atlantic side, and the gulf is full of bait fish schools.  This combined with the dirty water left over from hurricane irma makes the bottom fishing really good.  We had some nice catches of yellowtail, mutton and mangrove snappers, combined with king, spanish and cero mackerels.  Also on the rough days, we tried fishing closer to home and the channels produced some nice fish.  Muttons, yellowtails, grouper and porgies kept us busy just a few miles away from the harbor.  These trips are a great way to spend a half day as there is hardly any travel time, and there is a lot of action.  

Offshore has been slower.  There have been a few sailfish up on the reef, but the dirty water has been a hindrance for us and them.  There have been a handful of pelagics caught out in the blue water but this time of year the reef and out to 300 feet is the place to be.  If you are looking for a trip around the holidays I have some open dates.  I can be reached at 305-923-6977.  Thanks and Merry Christmas!  Capt. Taylor Williams

    

November fishing report

We've had our first few cold fronts in Key West, keeping the temps down a few degrees.  There are still some tunas and dolphin offshore with an occasional sailfish.  The reef has been excellent when the current is moving.  We've had some days with a mixed bag of yellowtail, mackerels, tunas, and an occasional shark if someone wants to pull on something big.  We had a shark steal a big yellowtail on a lure, only the shark got greedy.  A while later we dropped a live ballyhoo down for a big grey snapper, only to have him get grabbed also.  The shark finally let him go and when we got the fish to the boat, the lure we had lost earlier was stuck to the side of the snapper!  If you would like to get out fishing, I can be reached at 305-923-6977. Thanks, Capt. Taylor

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