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 

Mid 70's to lower 80,s

Conditions 

Hello Anglers! We at the Saltwater Angler wish you a warm and sunny welcome from our little slice of Key West paradise!

We have had some windy days recently here in the lower Keys and Key West. Previous to this most of the tarpon have been showing up to the east in channels and basins out back. now we have started seeing nice solid strings on the ocean side beaches and inlets. at first light high, happy fish are ready to eat a well presented fly. as the light gets higher these ocean fish get wary. Long leaders and smaller flies help to fool these vigilant strings of tarpon. Permit are moving back inshore from their spawn. They should be hungry and ready to eat, Bonefish have been consistent at certain tides up to the east. Find the right depth of water on a falling tide. Shrimp and small crab flies will fool these guys. Make sure your fly has enough weight to get down if the tide is running at a quick clip.

Offshore has been a little slow for a few days since there wasn't a lot of current. We have a lot of wind coming for a few days. hopefully this will turn on the offshore bite. I'm not saying that there weren't fish caought,. Some hefty dolphin and wahoo up to 50 lbs. have been reported. Grouper season opened May 1st.! A day we wait for each year! Get down here and book a trip with 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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