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It is 71°F and partly sunny today at Parrot Key. Wind is coming from the East at 9mph. Sunset tonight will be at 7:36 PM. Sunset Festival activities will begin around 5:30 down at historic Mallory Square.
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.
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.
It’s a beautiful day at Parrot Key today, 70°F and sunny with some small clouds. This is perfect weather for tanning, walking around the city, or ocean sports. If you do go fishing these are conditions that are great for all three mackerel species, or for trying to pick up some tuna. Reef fishing will be a little harder because the wind is blowing at a steady 14 mph, so chop might make some it difficult for those who get seasick.
Tonight sunset is at 6:21 PM, the sunset performances will start around 4:30.
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.
Today’s weather is cold and rainy. 59 degrees most of the day, getting a little nippier at night. The good news is, after today the warmth is coming back: all of next week looks like sun.
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.
The bull is one of Key West’s classic establishments, with nightly entertainment that ranges from classic rock to the humor of Yankee Jack and regular appearances by Elvis. Piggybacked on top of The Bull are two other establishments: the Whistle Bar and The Garden of Eden. Whistle Bar is known for its panoramic views of historic Duval street, while the Garden of Eden is Key West’s only clothing optional bar.