Florida Keys

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Be able to side cast and comfortable with the "double haul". This will help you punch into the wind and lay your leader out better.

Seven-day forecast 

Windy with scattered thunderstorms all week

Conditions 

Hello Anglers, with a warm welcome from The Saltwater Angler!
We will be seeing a good amount of rain and overcast weather this week. It should clear up by Sunday. Hitting the flats early morning is your best bet. Mid day temps are just too hot for the bonefish and permit. Tarpon are still the main ticket with many migratory fish still moving through the lower keys. Early morning on the Atlantic side has been the best producing area. Dark and light flash flies such as DSR Foxy Tarpons and EP Baitfish patterns are working the best. Even though the worm hatch is past us, tarpon will still take Palolo pattern flies on out going tides. The afternoon bight for Permit has been good with many Permit moving over shallow flats with cooler water from the tide change. Small crab patterns or flashy shrimp flies are my favorite for both species. Offshore a few scattered Dolphin have made it a little slow for palegic species. On the other hand grouper and snapper have been abundant while deep dropping or jigging in 50-150 ft. of water. As always wishing you tight lines and fish boat side!

Must Have Flies 
Peterson's Spawning Shrimp tan 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Softy Minnow Chart/white 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Orvis Tarpon Bunny tan, olive 3/0,5/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Barracuda Fly white, chart 3/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Grassett's Flats Minnow various colors 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Grand Slam Crab tan 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
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