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 

Clear and a little windy with a high near 85.


Hello Anglers! We welcome everyone a warm Island greeting from the Saltwater Angler!
Unfortunately, our windy cold front seems to keep hanging around. Permit and Bone fish have shut down until we see a little less wind and slight temperature increase. To the east of Key West, some juvenile tarpon are still being found. The flats will probably stay quiet for another week. The large Barracudas, Sharks, Crevalle Jacks and Sea Trout will become a main focus in the "Back Country". When the temps on the mainland dip, we can start to see some Redfish show up too. Keep in mind that snapper and smaller grouper make fine diner fare and can always be found near deeper ledges on flats. The offshore bite has been good as well the past week; captains have continued to hammer the large Yellowtail snapper from 200 feet of water all the way up to the reef. Plus, there are still been some Tuna caught chumming with live pilchards in approximately 200-300 feet. Some Dolphin is still being found as well. The Sails should start showing up too. They primarily feed 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
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 2/0 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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