Florida Keys Fishing and Weather

When a new visitor to the Keys looks out the over the Atlantic Ocean on windy day it may look like calm day, but actually looks can be very deceiving.

With the naked eye, a person cannot see the 4-8 ft waves from shore in the Florida Keys Why is this? Our reef is 4 mile boat ride from Key Largo. The reef absorbs the hard pounding waves generated by offshore winds.

The weather channel reports are pretty accurate this time of year when it comes to predicting high wind conditions in the Florida Keys Marine forecast. Below is the best advice I can give people about booking a fishing trip, snorkeling or diving trip when it comes to the winter wind.

When I am planning fishing trip here are the websites I monitor:




Despite the winter winds we've had some awesome fishing on the shallower reefs. We have brought home nice catches of Yellowtail Snapper along with cero mackerel & king fish. The high winds out the east improve the sailfish bite however we don’t typically target sailfish.  But when we hook on, its bonus for our crew. We catch & release all sailfish. 
Below is picture of Gene, Judy, & their son Devon. Gene & Judy celebrated their wedding anniversary and Gene’s birthday aboard “Good Karma” last Saturday. We had an excellent day on the water fishing for Yellowtail Snapper.

Have a great weekend!

Capt. Ryan

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