Key West Pro Guides Offshore Report - July 2020
By: Capt. Paul Tryon
Our KEY WEST Fishing in July is Exceptional!
Mahi Mahi dominate offshore. These “angler favorite” beautifully colored sport fish are plentiful, battle hard and taste great. July continues to provide excellent Wahoo action. These elusive pelagic fish are renowned for lightning bolt strikes and long, line stealing runs. Wahoo should be on every anglers “Bucket List”. Time is always the number one tool for success for the angler and guide as they work in concert to pursue these impressive fish.
July Weather Averages:
Rainy Days—12 on average
Wind Speed—9 mph average
July brings great Mahi Mahi action offshore. The Mahi action continues to improve during late June & all of July and is now the angler's bread & butter species in blue water. Mahi (Dolphin fish-Dorado) are plentiful, schooling fish that provide excellent action at a blistering pace. High leapers when hooked up, beautifully colored fish that are a favorite for the angler that collects replica mounts as well as those simply pursuing great table fare. Wahoo improve to a high point of activity and numbers in July. Black Fin Tuna continue to be on our radar but are slowing as we get into later July. There are few species of pelagic fish capable of the total chaos when a school of big Black Fin or Mahi show up. The iconic Sailfish bite is pretty much done. The offshore predators remain aggressive during July. This is an awesome month for large Barracuda.
July is an exciting period for offshore angling however, a 1/2 day charter 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. We recommend no more than 4 anglers per vessel for the ultimate fishing experience. Although we can accommodate groups up to six, we will be the first to say...more than four aboard a light tackle boat negatively affects the trip. Remember all light tackle boats operate with a captain only aboard so with no deck mate to assist a captain can only see to so many anglers timely. If planning a trip always think in increments of four per boat for the best trip.
Notable: We recommend fishing morning trips for July and August as the air temps and in turn water temps slow the afternoon bite. Fish early and understand 90% of the fish will be taken before 2:00 o'clock. Reef trips in the afternoon fishing slightly deeper waters along with the patch reefs can be good trip choices for later in the day departure times. Sharks are plentiful and active. Pursuing these heavy weight monsters on light tackle is challenging to say the least and talk about something you cannot do at home!
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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