Key West fishing report,

From Madison River Fly Fishing aka Rob Kessler’s fishing adventures.

After many days of working straight I am finally checking in.  May has been interesting to say the least. We had to deal with 25-30 mph winds for 3 weeks. Then came the rain and 100% cloud cover for the last week. As you may know it is pretty hard to sight fish when you can’t see. But we were able to make magic happen with some tarpon.

This tarpon season has been either outstanding fishing or slim pickings. Tarpon are a SUPER moody fish when it comes to weather. So any change and they boogey off somewhere nobody knows about. Thank goodness when they did leave there were always a few around to cast and maybe pull on.

I am saying goodbye to Key West as I am flying to Montana tomorrow to start my summer trout season. I am planning on coming back to Florida sometime in October. But if you find yourself wanting to come down this summer while I am not here I can still line you up with a great captain. I am going to start building next years schedule later in June.

I still have some great dates for Montana if you want to come and chase your western fishing dreams.

To my clients, Thank You for a great season, laughs, and even some fish. I had a great time with you all!!!!!

Thank you for your interest in my site.

capt. Rob Kessler

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Key West fishing report,
Last week warmed up, bringing some good opportunities for tarpon and tailing permit.
February has brought some amazing weather with it and this week is looking to be a good one. Key West and lower keys weather forecast has night time temps in the 70s. This is the perfect recipe for getting tarpon and permit up in the shallow water flats.
Historically February can brew some GREAT tarpon fishing. With resident fish getting into the basins and laying up. (Laying up) is when tarpon get into certain areas and literally float in one spot, not moving. This brings a chance for us to get a fly in front of them and watch them fly. So contact us today to check for availability.
Capt. Rob Kessler

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Welcome, you found us Madison River Fly Fishing is the right place to book your fishing vacation. If you are looking to go flats fishing in the Florida Keys or fish the Madison River in Ennis, Montana that is what we do. I spend my summer in the small town of Ennis on the Madison River, and surrounding rivers chasing the bite. Lucky me, my winters are spent staying warm and chasing fish around Key West, Florida and lower Keys. No matter what your skill level we can teach you the basics of fly fishing and its language (a feat) in itself. Or if you are a seasoned angler we can teach you new tactics and deadly presentations. I live to be on the water and show my guests a GREAT time. I await your call or email to put together a trip you will cherish for years.

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