Key West Fishing 01-26-16
The Florida Keys enjoyed ideal weather conditions for anglers this past Saturday. The day was the calmest in the last 4 months, with no wind and tranquil seas. On the Gulf of Mexico side to the north of Key West, anglers enjoyed the perfect conditions for a King Mackerel Tournament. The prized catch that day weighed a remarkable fifty six lbs.
On the Atlantic side to the south of Key West, the Wahoo were really running well, as they usually do on calm days. Wahoos were hitting the live Speedos with gusto. Blackfin Tuna were also extremely active, biting on live Pilchers and Herring.
In the wake of a cold front sweeping into the area on Monday night, the fishing in the gulf will be non-existent for the next few days, but the Atlantic fishing remains steady. The Atlantic waters, on the protected leeward side of the Keys, are still active with Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Captain Tony Miller has reported success catching Sailfish on Tuesday with live Blue Runners on a kite. The skipper of the Coolwater also reported hooking a sixty lb. Amberjack at a wreck in two hundred-twenty feet of water.