Fishing Seasons

Key West, Florida

Just because a month is low, doesn’t mean you won’t catch that fish then. Low just means there’s a lower chance of it happening. The same is true during high months. This chart is to be used as a general guideline of what’s going to be more available when you’re planning your trip.

[Good +++] [Moderate ooo] [Low ]

January, February, March
SpeciesJANFEBMAR
African Pompano+++++++++
Amberjackoooooo+++
Barracuda+++++++++
Black Grouper+++++++++
Black Tip Sharkooooooooo
Blackfin Tuna+++++++++
Blue Marlinooooooooo
Bonefishoooooo+++
Bonnet Shark+++++++++
Cobia+++++++++
Dolphinooo
Grouper+++++++++
Jack+++++++++
Kingfish+++++++++
Lemon Sharkoooooo+++
Mackerel+++++++++
Marlin
Mangrove Snapper+++++++++
Mutton Snapper+++++++++
Permitooo
Sailfish+++++++++
Shark+++++++++
Snapper+++++++++
Swordfish+++++++++
Tarponooo+++
Yellowfin Tuna+++ooo
Yellowtail Snapper+++++++++
Wahoo++++++ooo
April, May, June
SpeciesAPRMAYJUN
African Pompano++++++ooo
Amberjack+++++++++
Barracuda+++++++++
Black Grouper+++++++++
Black Tip Shark+++++++++
Blackfin Tuna++++++ooo
Blue Marlin+++++++++
Bonefish+++++++++
Bonnet Shark+++++++++
Cobia+++ooo
Dolphin+++++++++
Grouper+++++++++
Jackoooooo
Kingfish++++++ooo
Lemon Shark+++++++++
Mackerel
Marlinooo++++++
Mangrove Snapper+++++++++
Mutton Snapper+++++++++
Permit+++++++++
Sailfish++++++ooo
Shark+++++++++
Snapper+++++++++
Swordfish+++++++++
Tarpon+++++++++
Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Snapper+++++++++
Wahoo
July, August, September
SpeciesJULAUGSEP
African Pompano
Amberjack++++++ooo
Barracuda+++++++++
Black Grouperooooooooo
Black Tip Shark+++++++++
Blackfin Tuna
Blue Marlin+++++++++
Bonefish+++++++++
Bonnet Shark+++++++++
Cobia
Dolphin++++++ooo
Grouperooooooooo
Jack
Kingfish
Lemon Shark+++++++++
Mackerelooo
Marlin+++++++++
Mangrove Snapper+++++++++
Mutton Snapper+++++++++
Permit++++++ooo
Sailfishooooooooo
Shark+++++++++
Snapper+++++++++
Swordfish+++++++++
Tarpon+++ooo
Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Snapper+++++++++
Wahoo
October, November, December
SpeciesOCTNOVDEC
African Pompano
Amberjackooooooooo
Barracuda+++++++++
Black Grouperooo++++++
Black Tip Shark+++oooooo
Blackfin Tuna—-++++++
Blue Marlin++++++ooo
Bonefish+++oooooo
Bonnet Shark+++++++++
Cobiaooo+++
Dolphin
Grouperoooooo+++
Jack++++++
Kingfish+++
Lemon Shark+++oooooo
Mackereloooooo+++
Marlin+++ooo
Mangrove Snapper+++++++++
Mutton Snapper+++++++++
Permit
Sailfish+++++++++
Shark+++++++++
Snapper+++++++++
Swordfish+++++++++
Tarpon
Yellowfin Tunaooo+++
Yellowtail Snapper+++++++++
Wahooooo+++

Are you ready to catch some fish?