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Key West Pro Guides Offshore Report - February 2018
By: Capt. Paul Tryon

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February 2018 Fishing Report

For today's action call 866 259 4205

Our offshore fishing is about to explode! February offers the light tackle anglers as well as the Deep Sea fans exceptional Sailfish action. February brings the start/early migration for Sailfish to spawn in our local waters. Daily for the next 30 to 60 days our Sailfish population will continue to grow. This is an excellent opportunity to pursue this iconic sport fish!

As we typically predict Black Fin Tuna are here and in good numbers, soon to be providing some "banner days". Big "Smoker" Kingfish continue with excellent action well offshore and occasionally nearer the reef. The Mackerel family is here in huge numbers in general with quality size Cero and Spanish of late.

For the most part things remain slow for Mahi (Dolphin fish) but we do always seem to enjoy that rare "given day" when the Mahi action fire up this early in their season...there seems to always be a few Mahi around in our waters but in fairness to the angler...think of them as a wonderful bonus from the fishing gods when they do come in the boat during earlier February. Mahi action in general will improve over the next 30 to 45 days however some years March can be a bit slower for Mahi before they go crazy in April. The apex predators remain active with February being a good month for large Barracuda. We have moved into an exciting period for our offshore waters however, we believe a 1/2 day charter still has some challenges with ever changing travel times between marina and fishing grounds. Best bet book at least the 3/4 day (six hour trip) especially if you are a party of three or four or more.

Let's go Fishing! Call Key West Pro Guides today to book your charter 866 259 4205 daily 7 AM to 9 PM. We look forward to your call!

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