Hello from Key West, This is captain Paul Tryon with Key West PRO Guides and Tailchaser Charters, here with your January fishing report:
Winter is in full effect. Cold fronts every three or four days and the winds shifting every two days from a different direction. The winds have been surprisingly mild compared to last year and some days even feel like spring has arrived. Lets pray it keeps for another month or two! Here we go…
The Gulf Stream has been relatively close leaving us with a great color change. This color change provides for great action from the Cobia, Sailfish, Wahoo and Black fin Tuna. So far we have been seeing the Black fin up to about 25lbs. and the Cobia close to 40lbs. The wahoo action has been improving, lots of the in the 20lb range with an occasional dolphin hitting the spread. So long as the great weather holds, the fishing should continue to be outstanding.
Deep off the Reef:
The deep wrecks have been producing nice Mutton snappers, most of them close to 20lbs. these great eaters have been hitting jigs tipped with ballyhoo and don’t waste any time striking. The bigger black groupers are showing up to the dock, the biggest at 48lbs.
The Gulf action has been awesome with the winds letting us get to some of the better spots. The Kingfish are hitting anything that moves like a bait fish and they have been pretty good sized. The Cobia action out on the wrecks has been very good, each trip has limited out with the bigger ones around 30lbs.
So far it seems like spring on the flats, we have had warmer than normal temps so far and the Tarpon have been showing up quite well lately. The Permit and bonefish are feeding good on the flats and as always the Sharks and Barracuda are looking to eat.
This is Captain Paul Tryon, Give me a call to book your day with some of Key Wests best guides here at Key West PRO Guides and have some fun fishing! Until next month, keep those reels screaming! For booking information with Key West PRO Guides or TailChaser Charters, you can call me at 305-296-6602 or visit my website:
Capt. Paul Tryon