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Pull out the sunblock and pack your beach bag — it’s going to be a hot one! This week is going to be perfect for catching some rays at Fort Zachary Taylor or catching up on your reading by one of the pools at Parrot Key. Highs in the 80′s with nighttime lows not far behind, this is prime flip-flop & tank-top weather. Why not take the kids down to Flamingo Crossing for a homemade ice cream (a local’s favorite) or zip on over to the White Street Fishing Pier and enjoy the breezes coming off the water? If the sun gets to be too much, head into the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory to take a rest and enjoy an oasis off Duval’s hustle and bustle. Don’t forget to stay hydrated and load up on that SPF…nothing throws a wrench into vacation plans like a scorching sunburn! And remember: Sunset Celebration, Key West’s nightly arts & music celebration, is happening every night over at Mallory Square.
Have a wonderful week!
Warm weather has once again brought the tarpon back in force. Good catches have been reported all around Key West, with almost every boat getting hooked into large fish. Favorable tides, light winds and warm weather are predicted until Saturday, which means good fishing should continue all week.
Today in Key West we have sun and clear skies all day with a chance of clouds later in the day. The temperature will be 67°F with 7mph wind from the northeast. This is perfect weather for fishing, clouds and a light wind produce great results for tuna, snapper and mackerel.
Hogs Breath Saloon is one of the Key West staples for good drinks and entertainment. Famous for their home made bikini contest in the fall and lively atmosphere all year, they host live music every day and night of the week. You can always check in on their webcam here, or the schedule here. This week’s performers include:
Ken Fairbrother, Jimmy Parish, Van Winkles, Zack Seemiler, chris cook, john Nemeth, Joel Nelson, Geoffrey & Lennox, Kenny & Cuda Show
One of the most interesting and original parts of Sunset festival, and probably its longest running act, is Dominique the Catman and his Flying Circus Cats. Growing up in Key West Dominique’s act was my absolute favorite. This act is like nothing else you can imagine; it includes cat acrobatics, cat herding, cat comedy, flaming rings, tightropes, juggling and much more. Dominique is an expert performer himself, telling jokes, keeping all of his performers moving at once, and making sure everyone is very entertained. Parrot Key is only a short bike or cab ride away from Mallory square, where you can catch the Catman almost every day for three performances before, during, and after sunset. Trust me, it’s well worth seeing.
Fishing reports have started coming in. All of the Mackerel species have moved in and the fishing is really heating up for them. Look for King Fish, Spanish Mackerel and their big cousin the Wahoo. This is really dynamic and exciting fishery, highly suggested if you have never tried it. Expect to see explosive hits and really fast-paced fights. Good numbers of Tarpon have been seen moving into the flats; their season looks to be shaping up really well. Mutton snapper have been a little slow (at least for the writer last Thursday) but plenty of Yellowtail and sporadic tuna. Really exciting season so far, and it’s just getting better. As always, the front desk can help you make reservations with the best guides for whatever fishery you want to target.