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Key West Pro Guides - Light Tackle - August 2017 Fishing Report
By: Capt. Paul Tryon

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August Light Tackle Fishing Report—For today's action call 866 259 4205

August is referred to as "the calms" by boat captains in Key West. This is a much calmer time for the angler with concerns about rough sea conditions to head out to the most remote and isolated offshore wreck sites. The Grouper and Snapper family continue to produce well from deeper water depths. Yellow Tails Snapper and cousin the Mangrove Snapper are plentiful and tasty nowadays and become the stars on the shallower near shore reef for table fare species to target! Our elusive Permit is always challenging but August remains a good time for these prized sport fish which we typically pursue nearer the larger wrecks now. Cobia remain in decent numbers and provide quality action but are now out of the "excellent" range let's say more the "good range". Cobia are typically traveling in smaller groups of about 2 to 5 fish this time of year and will be aggressive to feed most days even on the surface over deep waters. Spanish and Cero Mackerel remain in the "good" range and can be counted on for fun with lighter tackle. Amberjack will continue to provide brutal battles for the light tackle angler for August. These "reef donkey's" as we refer to them locally are quite capable of memorable action that can result in sore shoulders! The predator action with Barracuda and Sharks continues to be good.

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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