Wintertime Fishing In Key West
The winter months can be a challenging time of year in Key West for many of the more warmer fish species like Permit and Bonefish.
All it takes is a few colder north wind days to cool down the shallow flats areas and bam the fish shut off.
Winter is however a good time for some of the offshore deep sea fishing species.
Many of the Key West fishing guides will target some of the deeper water fish like Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, and King or Cero Mackerel during these cooler winter months.
The winter reef fishing is almost always a good producer of the better eating fish such as Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper and Mutton Snappers. There is always a good supply of baitfish that inhabit the reefs in the winter months so there is almost always a good fish bite to be found.
Grouper season closes at the end of December so it's a good time to try to put a few fish on the plate before the season closes.