Tag Archives: Flats Fishing

Key West Cuda Bowl Feb 4th-5th

One of the most distinctive Florida Keys fisheries is flats fishing for Barracuda, a fish renowned for its fearsome appearance and exciting strikes, but also one of the finest battles on fly gear.  Coming up this weekend is annual Cuda Bowl, a flats tournament devoted to fly fishing for barracuda.  This highly competitive tournament allows only 20 boats and lets captains double as fishermen, adding an extra element of competition.  For more information and reservations click here, call 305-294-3618 or  Email: info@keywestflatsfishing.com.

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Fishing Report

It’s 83°F and sunny with 13 mph wind from the East today in Key West, and the sailfish are running!  Good catches have been reported by almost all charters, and with the World Sailfish Championship only 9 days away the season is looking really spectacular.   Tarpon are also still around in abundance in the flats and backcountry; anyone who goes out with an experienced guide is almost assured of hooking into a monster.

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Fishing Report: Tarpon have Arrived

Tarpon season has officially begun in Key West. Warm weather has raised water temperatures and baitfish are in abundance. The tarpon are feeding heavily in the backcountry and flats. Tarpon are one of the strongest sports fish in the Keys, prized for their powerful hits and arm wrenching fights full of jumps and runs. They can be hooked on the fly or traditional gear all over the flats and backcountry. Either way, this will be the fight of your life. Parrot Key staff will be happy to help you reserve a trip with the very best guides in the Keys.

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