Florida Keys

Tip of the week 

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 

Slight winds and cool with some fall weather headed our way


Hello Anglers! We welcome everyone a warm Island greeting from the Saltwater Angler!

The weather has started to finally cool off just a bit . We will see mid 70's to low 80's most of the up coming week. The winds will start to subside some, with most of the week 10-12 mph. The extremely pleasant winds make for a great day on the water. However, the flats fishing over the past week has been a bit slow. The numbers of bonefish have started to decline just slightly. Anglers have still been finding some scattered permit out to the west of the island on some of the larger flats. In addition, there have been some speckled trout, snook, ladyfish, cravalle jacks, black tipped shark, and barracudas caught on grass flats in about 6 foot of water. The offshore bite has been good as well the past week; captains have continued to hammer the large yellowtail snapper on the reef. Plus, there are still been lots of tuna caught chumming with live pilchards in approximately 200-300 feet. Also, a few sailfish have started showing up around the color change in about 50 feet of water. The sails have primarily been feeding on ballyhoo, which are extremely plentiful around the reef during the fall. We wish you tight lines and fish boat side; complements from the staff at The Saltwater Angler!

Must Have Flies 
Peterson's Spawning Shrimp tan 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Bluewater Softy Minnow Chart/white 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Floating Tarpon Toad 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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