Categories: General Date: Oct 13, 2009 Title: Great Key West Fishing
Capt. Ted Lund has a great day on the Key West Fishing grounds. Be sure to check out all our Key West Fishing Reports, and Key West Fishing Packges for your next Florida Keys Charter Fishing Trip.
Even with record-high temperatures, we're experiencing some great fall fishing in Key West. This weekend, we had the chance to fish with a serious group of meat fishermen, the orders were on the table to fill the coolers, and that we did.
On Saturday, we took off on a 57-mile run one way and the party limited on African pompano, releasing a total of 15 of the rare, exotic species on live bait. They also boated three cobia to 30 pounds missing their limit by one fish, having lost several larger ones including an estimated 50-pounder.
On Sunday, we continued the hunt to fill their freezer and succeeded, limiting out on cobia to 30 pounds before 10 am. Several other stops proved unsuccessful, until finally getting into the flag yellowtail and limiting with 40 yellowtails to 4 pounds and a 15 pound mutton snapper.
This fishing should continue to get better, especially after we start getting our season cold fronts. In addition to the cobia and yellowtail action, anglers continue to find dolphin and a few wahoo off the reef and blackfin tuna are beginning to take up residence on some of the deeper Atlantic wrecks. We're also expecting to see some sails starting to push through as well.
Some of the longer runs down the reef to the west (weather permitting) should produce good catches of flag yellowtail, mutton snapper and red and black grouper.
On the flats, permit have really turned on, with guides reporting seeing dozens of fish in a day. Thanks to the warm weather, baby tarpon are still around in good numbers and respond well to live bait. Bonefish should be strong up until the first several cold fronts, then expect them to take a seat on the back burner until March.
Give us a call and come fishing. It's a great time of year and we hope to see you out on the water.
Captain Ted Lund