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Key West Pro Guides - Light Tackle - December 2018 Fishing Report
By: Capt. Paul Tryon

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December Light Tackle Fishing Report— For today's action call our "live line" at 866 259 4205

December can and does bring winds however the waters on the reef verses further offshore will remain comfortable most days. This continues to be a good time for the angler with concerns about rough sea conditions to head out to the nearer shore wreck sites as well. The "reef donkey" is here in big numbers and ready to dislocate the angler's shoulders. Amberjack fishing is typically very good for the next few months especially deep dropping on the most remote deeper wreck sites. The Cobia action becomes excellent for the next few months leading into the new year. Cobia typically run in smaller groups of 3 to 5 fish often times at the surface providing some outstanding sight casting opportunity to the angler. The Snapper family continues to produce numbers with December typically being the month when our local favorite the Mutton Snapper starts to ramp up and by mid to later December get busy. The YellowTail and Mangrove numbers make up for the larger Mutton's absence most days. The Grouper family will usually not disappoint for December as the last month to harvest Grouper before our season closes January 1. Our elusive Permit will still be making their presence known but at best I would place them in the "good" range. Always challenging, the Permit is a sought after sport fish and prized by anglers from around the planet. December will still offer the angler a fair chance for success.

It has been common of late to find Kingfish and Blackfin Tuna near and around the reef & wrecks as these areas are holding a fair amount of bait fish. When you add these two pelagic species to our already impressive reef & wreck action well...December becomes our first recommendation if you are looking for deep water action 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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