Southbound Sportfishing Key West Report February 3, 2011
I feel sorry for everyone that has had to deal with all the major snow storms that have been clobbering the "upper 49". While most of the country is digging out from under yet another major show storm or trying to keep warm from sub-freezing temperatures,Key West is basking in temps in the mid 80ís. With the weather weíve been having lately, itís hard not to have a great day on the water. Wahoo and Tuna have been biting sporadically, but if you put your time in you can expect to get your share. Weíve had a few days of South East wind and thatís causing a few Dolphin, (Mahi) to show up also. Not the kind of dolphin bite one would expect in May or June, but a few nice eating sized fish just the same.
The Sailfish bite isnít red hot, but there are always a few around this time of year. Live baiting along the outer bar has been the most effective.
The water on the reef has been pretty green, but the reef action has been steady. Cero Mackerel are still biting and there are still some trophy sized barracudas to be found. I havenít been bottom fishing, but the green water along with a bit of current is usually good for yellow tail snapper fishing.