Quick Cast:
 Area Reports

 Clubs & Orgs.
 Fishing Reports
 Fly Fishing
 Guides & Charters
 Photo Gallery
 Reef Locator

 About Us
 Terms of Use
 Web Development

Early Mahi-Mahi Bite

Capt. Eric Evans
April 8, 2019
Key West - Saltwater Fishing Report

March was a good month. We had the snappers still biting in the inshore patches with bigger mutton's being caught 12-15 lbs. in 20-30 foot of water. The tuna bite was a bit tough. However, we started to get an early Mahi-Mahi (dolphin fish) bite later in March. The Gulf Stream proved to still be an epic power force in our fishing. It came in close to the reef about 10 miles offshore and then pushed out 39 miles on other days. Making every day an adventure on where the fish might be. April through July typically we see the Gulf Stream closer to Key West and the lower Florida Keys. With offshore fishing being the main focus for many anglers, the chance at Hemingway's big blue marlin, wahoos, sailfish, and Mahi being all a good possibility to catch.

Click to Enlarge Photo

We can't forgot about the anglers that like to stay inshore. The main focus will be in May when the Atlantic and gulf state grouper season opens! The grouper we have been catching have been big! Of course all catch and release until May 1, 2019. It is a good sign though! In the backcountry we should start seeing the Atlantic tarpon start rolling in. Mid-April-August is a good time to target the silver kings!

For the adventurous that want to pull on something big shark and Goliath grouper fishing is always an option. The next few months are lining up to be very busy with April and May 80 percent booked, so please contact me directly at 305-731-5459 to reserve a date. Looking forward to fishing with you.

For up-to-date photos and videos, follow us on:



Tight Lines,

Capt. Eric Evans
[email protected]

More Fishing Reports:


Fishing the waters of Key West offers a variety of fishing options from deep sea fishing, reef fishing, or backcountry fishing. Year-round we have the option to catch great fish, these include: dolphin, tuna, yellowtail, shark, tarpon, grouper, sea trout, wahoo, marlin, and sailfish to name a few. Our boat is conveniently located downtown Key West right next to some of the best restaurants to cook your catch. Call to plan your Florida Keys vacation.

Contact Info:

Key West Fish Charter
951 Caroline St.
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305-731-5459
Email the Captain
Visit his Web Site
Display Find-a-Guide Listing

Copyright © 1997-2020, CyberAngler - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use
For Questions and comments please use our Feedback Form
Back to the Top