July Fishing Report

July Fishing Report

Red, white and blue fishing floats hanging on a wallAs we celebrate America’s independence throughout July, we continue to see the waters off the coast of Key West teem with life. Grill outs and fireworks are par for the month, but fishing with friends and family in a city rich with beauty and history is one of the most American things you can do. When you’re ready to celebrate America in the best way possible, give Captain Moe’s Lucky Fleet a call.

Hot Spots

July is where the heat of summer especially ramps up. However, there’s hotter fishing to be had in the flats off Key West. Fish are plentiful in the region, as the bigger game fish come to feed on the smaller shallow fish. Some fun sport fish you can expect to catch include Bonefish, Permit and Barracuda. Tarpon also make an appearance but expect them to start slowing down for the next couple months.

Blue Marlin on a fishing line off the coast of Key West FLA True Darlin (The Blue Marlin)

Although not the most common of fish, the Blue Marlin is a fantastic catch for any fisher of the deep. July is an excellent month for catching this elusive fish. And while you’re at it, deep sea fishing around this time of year offers plenty of chances for Mahi Mahi. Additionally, Wahoo and Sailfish become more abundant during July. However, be aware that day trips for deep sea fishing can quickly become the hottest trips.

Get Wrecked

Like the flats, schools of baitfish around the wrecks and reefs attract a large number of sport fish to the area. Additionally, with the long summer days, this is the perfect time of year to make the trip out to the reefs around Dry Tortugas, with the best reef fishing available. Around the wrecks and reefs, you’ll be pulling in Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Sharks, Permit, Kingfish and more.

Out Back

While you’re cruising in between the flats, wrecks and reefs off Key West’s coast, make sure to stop by the backcountry for some more great fishing. Anglers can take advantage of the calmer waters here and are set to pull in “trophy” sized fish continuously. The most abundant fish for this area includes Sharks, Redfish, Jacks, Snook and Trout.

Backcountry Fishing Key WestKeep the Good Times Rolling

Your Independence Day celebration doesn’t have to end on the 4th; keep celebrating our beautiful country all month long! And what better way to celebrate than with the crew of Captain Moe’s Lucky Fleet? We can show you the best fishing America has to offer.

Captain Moe got his start sailing the oceans of the world over 30 years ago. First as a member of the Coast Guard, to then performing as an ocean racer, Moe has done it all. Captain Moe set up shop in Key West FL, where he brought his worldliness and experience to the good folks of the Florida Keys. Today, you can have Moe take you out on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, catching the very best of Key West.

If you’d like to schedule a charter boat trip with Captain Moe’s Lucky Fleet or ask about light tackle, wreck fishing, deep sea fishing or any other planned fishing trips, call us today. You can contact us at 305-304-8065. Also, we are located at 201 Margaret St., Key West, FL 33040.