Winter Fishing in the Florida Keys
As the rest of the country settles in for a long, cold winter, the party is still on in the Florida Keys. While the weather isn’t quite as sizzling as it is during the summer months, the average temperatures range from the mid-60s to the mid-70s. The water temperatures hover around 72 degrees, perfect for all kinds of fun activities, especially fishing. The days are sunny, and the nights are cool. There is no better place to spend your winter fishing season than the Florida Keys.
Fishing Season in the Florida Keys
The Keys in winter play host to plenty of fun activities and many people fly south for the winter to enjoy the sun, surf, and sand for the holiday season. Still, there’s so much more in the Keys to enjoy, from boat parades to festively lit palms. Perhaps the best activity, however, is found on the water. The Florida Keys are home to some of the best fishing in the world, and you can catch numerous species here without ever having to put on a jacket.
Even during the coolest months of the year, you can catch numerous fish here, including:
- Yellowtail and mutton snapper
- Blackfin tuna
- Cero mackerel
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel
- Yellowfin tuna
Regardless of the weather, fishing in the Florida Keys offers plenty of opportunities to catch some impressive fish, and you are not limited to a single site. You can choose from almost limitless possibilities from the backcountry to the reefs to the waters of the bay.
If you enjoy trolling, you can often find everything from sailfish and blackfin tuna to wahoo and king mackerel. For an exciting adventure in the flats, try sight fishing for barracuda, which are more typically found offshore but head inland in the winter to feed on needlefish.
Holidays at the Mangrove Marina
Winter in the Florida Keys is so appealing that holiday spots tend to fill up quickly. Thankfully, you have the inside scoop on Mangrove Marina. At Mangrove Marina, you can choose from a variety of appealing options when you are not out on the water. We offer more than 100 wet slips with full amenities for both transient and liveaboard boaters. We also offer luxurious houseboat rentals, where you can enjoy your coffee on the decks in the morning before heading out on the open water for your fishing adventures.
The marina is just an hour from Miami and the largest full-service marina in the upper Keys, covering 20 acres of lush waterfront paradise. It features everything you need whether you are staying for a weekend or planning a full vacation. We offer all the standard marina necessities, including wet slips, dry racks, boat ramps, and fuel, as well as resort-like offerings, such as a freshwater swimming pool, restaurant, tiki huts, barbecue facilities, and more. Call us today to learn more about fishing in the Florida Keys or to reserve your houseboat rentals.