Keys West and the Florida Keys are among the worlds top fly fishing destinations. Fly fishing This is not only a past time, but a sport that has been enjoyed by many generations.
Fly Fishing down here in the Florida Keys has been made famous by a lot of popular fishing personalities, both past and present. They have made the Keys their home for some of the best long rod action on the planet.
Our crystal clear tropical flats offer some of the best sight fishing opportunities in the world. Whether looking for bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, jacks, or snapper on the fly. Tailing Water Expeditions with fly fishing guide Captain Nick LaBadie is your go-to in Key West.
There is a big playground out there, and the conditions are ever-changing. Take a peek at our fishing seasons calendar for an idea of what is biting certain times of the year to maximize your success on the water. We specialize in fishing the flats and backcountry from Big Pine Key to the Marquesas. Sight fishing in the calm, clear water is an experience that you will not forget.
“Key West Winter” is here, and everything is falling into place. The shallow flats and backcountry around Key West are filling in with our cold-water species like jacks, barracuda, snapper, sharks, and many more. Winter season is hands down the best time of year to come out and get the drag screaming while catching a wide variety of species.
Due to the late and warm beginning of winter, our flats fishing for permit and bonefish has still been very consistent, given a bit of sunshine and clear water. We have been catching tarpon on live bait, but the cooler weather hasn’t made it easy to throw flies at them.
As far asfly fishing goes, we have been having a lot of fun throwing at all types of species; up on the flats and in deeper water, and depending on the weather conditions. The wintertime is famous for being the best time of year to target large barracudas in the shallows. They are a lot more challenging to trick than you would think. Jacks are also in town and an absolute blast to fight on a fly rod.
On warm days the shallows have been full of bonefish, permit, and tarpon, both big and small. For a more in-depth look, check out our complete “ Winter Fishing Report.”