Key west fishing report 6/14

June saw the end of the most difficult tarpon season I have been through. That being said I did have plenty of success with both spin and fly fishing. Crabs were the bait of choice, I used them in channels, under floats and sight fished with them. The early morning tarpon bite was good using a black dear hair fly. The afternoon I got most of my bites on light colored toads.

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The permit fishing was fantastic during the new moon phase. During this time Key west was under a high pressure system with very light winds and plenty of sun. All the permit my clients caught were while wading for tailing fish.

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I did not spend much time bone fishing but Roy Gibbs hooked 1 west of Key west while wading but it came off right before I went to land it. Looking back it would seem the barracuda fishing was quite good with many of my clients ccatching nice fish out of season.

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Shark fishing is always good off of Key west with many of my clients catching lemon sharks. These fish are any where between 2 to 6ft long and will give a great fight.

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Posted by Capt. Anthony Skinner, on July 7th, 2014 at 8:43 pm.

R.L. Winston
Dolphin Boats