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Key West Fish Reports Archive - March 2018

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Key West Tarpon Fishing Report -  March 30, 2018


The tarpon fishing is finally showing signs of heating up for real heading into the month of April.  We're seeing a number of giant Tarpon in the harbors and to the west side of Key West.  The Tarpon bite had been seriously slowed down the past few weeks due to some unseasonably cooler weather.

The cooler temps can slam the door on the Tarpon bite in a heart beat.  I think in the next week we'll be starting to see  some decent action with the larger fish becoming more active.   We had been picking up some smaller Tarpon in a little deeper water and around the mangroves,  but had been mainly concentrating on the other species to fill the live well.


Key West Fishing Report - March 7th, 2018
Tarpon fishing seems to be improving daily.  We've been seeing more tarpon activity each time we've been out in the last week. We were limited this past week due to the wind where we were able to fish.

Managed to catch and release two nice tarpon yesterday.  The few days before we fished some shallow water wrecks that produced some very nice gray snappers using live shrimp.


Key West Tarpon Report - March 3rd, 2018
Today we fished exclusively for giant migratory tarpon.  Hit the water right at day break.  Just north of Key West Bight Harbor we found a large pod of tarpon feeding on the surface. 

The sun was shining brightly and we skipped the fly rods and went with spinning reels.  Our bait of choice was soft jerk baits, green and white proved to be the best color combinations. We had our best tarpon fishing to date on the year. We managed to boat just one large tarpon somewhere in the 100lb range but we had 11 or 12 good strikes.

Had a number of decent sized tarpon hooked momentarily but they didn't  read the script. Due to our pilot error and some good acrobatics they all managed to spit the hook.  The next month should usher in some great tarpon fishing based on what we saw today!


Flat Fishing Starting To Heat - March 1st, 2018
The flats fishing in the backcountry areas is showing signs of increased action. We've had some really good days chasing permit and bonefish on the calmer wind days Been using mainly jigs for bait but crabs are also a great choice, for Permit. 

The Mangrove Snappers are also starting to move back in the shallows as the water temps continue to fall.  Shark fishing has about as good as it gets this time of year if you're looking for some fun action. Stay tuned we'll continue to keep you posted.

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