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Tarpon like warm water preferably over 75 degrees. The season in the key is longer than further north because of the warm water. July is usually a bad month as they go offshore to spawn.
Snook, seatrout, and redfish are around all year. Larger redfish are usually around at spawning time in September and October.
Seatrout will be in shallow water in April and May and in deeper water in fall and winter.
Nearshore species like kings, cobia and Spanish mackerel are hottest in the winter
Amberjack are around all year, but the best months to fish are February to June. The rest of the year is slow to fair.
The world record is 163lb 3oz caught in Japan.
As a food fish, it is fair, but very good smoked.
Barracuda are around all year, and there is no official season. The limit is 2 fish per person between 15-36 inches.
They are great fighters and are found almost everywhere in the keys. They are great fun to catch and release.
They really are not a good food fish.
Blackfin tuna are here all year around. The best Months to fish for them are March, April and October to December.
They run from 5-30lbs and have a great food value, The World record is 49lb 6oz caught in Marathon.
Blackfin are found in the deeper waters like around the Marathon Hump, 409 Hump and Islamorada Hump and can be caught by almost any fishing method, trolling, fly fishing, and natural and artificial baits.
Blue marlin are possible to catch in the keys, but it doesn’t happen often. Best months are May to November.
They are around all year. Best months are March and April and worst is September. The limit is 2 fish per person.
Bonefish are around all year but the best months to fish are April, May and September to November. They spawn offshore or in deep water from November to May.
They are a catch and release only fishery
Cobia fishing is good all year. June, July and August are a little slower than the other months. Minimus size id 33′ fork length and 1 per person. State record is 130lb 1oz caught at Destin. World record is 135lb 9oz caught in Australia.
Cobia are great fighters and good food quality. Theybare generally found around structure.
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Dolphin are around all year. The best months are May to September. The rest of the year is slow.In the Atlantic the minimum size is 20″ fork length and the limit is 10 per person
The world record is 87lb caught in Costa Rico. The sate record is 81lbs caught in Lantana.
They like warm water and are found in the deeper waters. Often they are found around floating objects and weed lines.
They are excellent as a food fish and do well with almost any cooking method.
Grouper are here all year, but there are closed seasons.