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Lobster Sport Mini-Season, the annual two-day event that opens lobster fishing before the regular season and excludes commercial fisherman, is officially under way! This popular event is always held on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of each year– so get out there and grab some bugs! The season ends at precisely midnight on Thursday, so don’t wait until it’s too late.
These cooler temperatures (well, cooler than the recent 90+ days we’ve been seeing!) and partly sunny skies have us itching to get out on the water. Add in the reasonably low winds we’ve been having and you get the perfect weather for one of Key West’s most popular activities: fishing! Both offshore and reef fishing are superb at the moment, with your chances of hooking a big, beautiful species of Snapper at a season high. So what are you waiting for? There are a variety of local charters to meet every price range and possible request– from private, all day power boats to shared single seats, your friendly Parrot Key front desk agent can certainly help you narrow down the choices to the one that fits your (and your family’s) needs.
Have fun this week, and as always, enjoy your stay on our beautiful island.
Starting tomorrow is the first day of the annual Robert James celebrity S.L.A.M. tournament off of Key West. Participants compete to catch one or more of each of the three major flats species: tarpon, bonefish and permit, with the most catches for points winning the tournament. Past celebrity participants include Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays; NASA space shuttle astronaut Bruce Melnick and former Denver Broncos football player Mark Cooper. Should be tons of fun, for more information check out the Redbone website here.
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.
It’s 73°F with partial clouds today at Parrot Key. 15 mph winds from the Southeast will kick up a little bit of chop on the ocean, but there is an upside to this: tuna have been spotted coming in close to the reefs and prefer medium wind and cloud cover. This is a rare opportunity for some great fishing.
Sunset tonight will be at 6:27 pm, festivities at Mallory Square will start around 4:30.
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.
78°F and partially cloudy today at Parrot Key with a light 5mph Southeast wind. This is ideal snorkeling or beach weather, ocean conditions should be very calm. Taking advantage of the flat ocean conditions to go reef fishing is suggested on a day like this, especially because currents are predicted to be mild.
Today at Parrot Key it is 75°F and sunny with 10mph wind from the North. Fishing reports indicate a strong bite for tarpon and all species of mackerel, with a particularly large number of Kingfish caught recently.
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.