Key West fishing report 7/1

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I had a bunch of good trips this past week both offshore and inshore.  We had nice weather all week, and caught some nice fish on each trip.  Offshore the dolphin fishing has been steady, but the schools have been spread out.  Most of the fish are small, but there have been a few bigger fish and billfish mixed in. There are weedlines from the reef to 30 miles out, some patches bigger than football fields.  The snapper spawn is starting to happen, and they should be gathering up on the reef with the full moon.  There are still some nice sized snappers in the harbor, with some tarpon schools around also.  The reef has been tough for yellowtails with no current, so I've mostly been fishing the channels where we have tide movement.  The weather and sea conditions have been fantastic!  If you are looking to get out, I can be reached at 305-923-6977.  Thanks! Capt. Taylor

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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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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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Fall fishing is starting to show

It's still hot in Key West, but there is a noticeable change in the morning air.  A little less humidity makes it seem a little cooler.  It's a good sign that things are starting to change.  There have been more blackfin tunas being caught the last few days.  The tricky schools of small sailfish have also started to show. On the reef edge there has been a mix of snapper, mackerel, and the occasional dolphin swimming into the chum line. There has been a nice westerly current, very clear water conditions, and a light breeze. Winds are supposed to pick up this weekend,  and I can't wait to get some kites in the air.  Fall fishing can be fantastic the next few months.  Wahoo, sailfish, dolphin  and tuna will start to show up in better numbers closer to home.  If you're heading down this fall, give me a call at 305-923-6977 to schedule a trip.  Thanks, Capt. Taylor

Wahoo  caught on live bait

Wahoo  caught on live bait