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

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August 2018 Fishing Report

For today's action call 866 259 4205 With August we continue through a period of outstanding action overall, but now have the highest water temperatures of the entire year to contend with. The late afternoon hours will be noticeably slower than the morning's more productive time frame especially in the shallows. We suggest early departures fishing until early afternoon for the best success most days.

Our offshore fishing continues with great Mahi Mahi action. The Mahi bite remains excellent for August but the slowing for these awesome fish is on the horizon towards September. Mahi (Dolphin fish-Doradao) are plentiful, schooling fish that provide excellent action at a blistering pace most days. High leapers when hooked up, beautiful colored fish that also are a favorite for many on the dinner plate. Mahi are super fast growing fish that can reach up to twenty pounds in their first year therefore we are entering a time frame of catching some of the largest Mahi of the season over the next few weeks. Wahoo are prized and very sought after, elusive sport fish that peak in July & August in our waters and the Wahoo bite has been quite good with several trips offshore taking multiple nice fish. August still provides some good Spanish and Cero Mackerel action but again will be slowing by months end. Surprisingly, we have taken some quality Kingfish already this year and this is early typically in our fishing calendar.

The predators remain aggressive with August also being an awesome month for large Barracuda. We have moved into an exciting period for offshore angling however, we always 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 and get on the water early.

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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