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Cowboy Cowgirl Charters Key West Fishing Report: Jan Highlights

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Welcome to our latest fishing report from Cowboy Cowgirl Charters in Key West, Florida! We’re excited to share our recent catches and experiences on the water as we wrap up January.

This month, our charters have been thriving with action-packed trolling adventures. Utilizing high-quality spinning tackle paired with lustrous spoons, our anglers have been reeling in an impressive array of fish. The King Mackerel have been biting enthusiastically, offering both challenge and reward to our guests. Alongside these, we’ve hooked into vibrant Mutton Snappers, energetic Bonitas, and the swift Spanish and Cero Mackerels, making each trip a diverse fishing experience.

Our deep-trolling efforts have been just as fruitful, with ballyhoo baits attracting some of the ocean’s most sought-after species. We’ve had great success with Black Groupers and Barracudas, ensuring each encounter is both thrilling and eco-friendly with our catch-and-release practices.

A special highlight of the month was landing a magnificent 30lb Wahoo in 120 feet of water south of Key West. This exciting catch adds to the rich tapestry of our fishing tales. In the deeper waters, around 400 feet, we’ve encountered schools of Mahi and Tunas, offering our anglers a variety of targets.

The area’s Sailfish population has also been making a notable appearance, adding an extra dash of excitement to our trips. Moreover, the Hammerhead Shark migration has provided unique opportunities for catch-and-release shark fishing, with a large Grey Hammerhead being a recent notable catch.

For those interested in inshore fishing, Blacktip Shark activity has been exceptionally high, making it a great choice for windy days. These excursions often result in a bonus catch of Snappers while targeting sharks.

As we look forward to the end of January and the passing of the cold fronts, we’re anticipating an uptick in our blue water fishing experiences. We can’t wait to see what the coming weeks will bring.

Stay tuned for more updates and tight lines from all of us at Cowboy Charters in Key West, Florida!

 

 

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