February in Key West 2015 has had its ups and downs but the ups have been very good. We have had multiple cold fronts which have caused the Flats fishing to suffer but the offshore fishing picked up with Wahoo and Sailfish moving in and biting well despite cold winds. Mahi and Blackfin Tuna were also in abundance and most days you didn't have to travel far from the edge of the reef which is about 5 to 7 miles from shore. I recently went out offshore at the end of the month on my day off and had an amazing day, a big Mahi, big Snowy Grouper deep dropping along with nice sized Tilefish and I was able to get my first Swordfish daytime deep dropping.
On to the Flats, Tarpon have moved in to stay with the beginning of March and they have been biting very well, two days ago I landed four in a half day trip, very good day for this time of year. There were days in February that were productive but only between the cold fronts. Snook kept us occupied during the cold fronts as well plenty of Redfish, they can be tricky to locate but I had many trips in the last few weeks that produced very good bites. Key West can offer many different species but this time of year is special because you never know what you may get, there are still Bonefish moving around and the Permit are really starting to gather in numbers and flood the flats more and more getting ready for their spawning season. Well, i will leave you till next time and will post again in a couple weeks. Thanks