Gulf of Mexico heating up

Winter time is upon us once again in sunny Key West. You can expect to see temperatures dropping into the 60s on rare occasions lol. With the cooling waters our winter kingfish migration has begun. The charter boats in our area have been catching there limits of smoker kings in the Gulf of Mexico whenever the weather has allowed us to fish the Gulf. This time of year it is not uncommon to catch kings averaging 25 to 30 lb.  with 50 plus pounders being caught readily. Also we have been having great jack action at smith shoal lighthouse, located in the Gulf of Mexico about 10 miles north of Key West. If bottom fish is your preference look for rocky bottom or fish the numerous wrecks that can be found in the Gulf, and be prepared to catch grouper and assorted other bottom dwellers. Also be prepared to hold on tight, because the Goliath grouper are thick on these wrecks, and they will come up to take there toll. We cant wait to see you guys in frigid Key West don’t forget to bring your long johns.

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