Florida Keys

Techniques 

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

Seven-day forecast 

Partly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance of showers. Highs near 80. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 10 percent each day and night.

Conditions 

Hello Anglers!
We welcome everyone a warm Island greeting from the Saltwater Angler! Tarpon fishing has been great! Look for them in the channels and deeper basins. Choose your favorite Tarpon fly or pitch a live crab, shrimp or mullet and hang on! Permit and Bonefish have been spotted moving and feeding again! Crab patterns are still the best choice for Permit. Shrimp patterns and smaller crab patterns work best for bone fish. The big Lemon, Bull, and Black tip sharks are still being found on the flats in search of a more abundant food source and warmer water. These sharks will give any angler there moneys worth of fight on a fly rod. Up on the flats we are also seeing the large barracudas. Casting a tube lure or top water plug to one of these monsters not only gives the angler an acrobatic show, but will also put their gear to the test with lighting fast speed and agility. There is no shortage of these bruisers. Also while polling around, big Jack Crevalles are following stingrays waiting for bait fish to scurry from under their wings. Use any top water lure or fly will bring out their aggressive bite.
Offshore fishing has been good too! Many Dolphin are being found everywhere, but keep and eye out for Frigate birds circling overhead. They are the best fish finders. Blackfin tunas, Sailfish, and Wahoo have slowed down a little, but can still be seen moving into edge of the reef and the deeper wrecks along with large schools of bait. Watching the tunas and sails corral the bait on the surface creates an awesome fishing opportunity but fun to watch as well . Reef fishing has been popping with mangrove and yellow tail snapper. If you travel out to some of the deeper wrecks, there have been some nice sized mutton snappers. King Mackerel and some Cobia have been caught on of the reefs and areas with good bottom structure. Throwing live pilchards at these guys will give you an opportunity to get a fly in front of them... Grouper season may be closed to taking, but still makes for a fun day of catch and release. Its always a great fight from these brutes!

Tonight - Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers...mainly late. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph early... Increasing to near 15 mph. Chance of rain 10 percent.
Saturday and Sunday - Partly cloudy and becoming breezy with a slight chance of showers...mainly early. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds near 15 mph early...increasing to 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 10 percent.

Must Have Flies 
Simon's HoverCrab tan 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow Chart/white 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Avalon Keel Crab tan, olive 1, 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Borski Bonefish Slider brown, tan 2,4 Buy from Orvis.com
Tarpon Toad various colors 2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Lefty's Deceiver blue/white 3/0 Buy from Orvis.com
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