Capt. Mike Wilbur’s Chaser Key West Fishing Reports

Cool Front move baitfish and improve act

December 06, 2017

Early winter fronts from the north drive baitfish to The inshore Flats and basins with “Fun Fish “ following to give us action with Barracudas, Jacks, Sea Trout , Pompano. Light spinning and fly tackle get a thorough workout… Read Full Report →

Bonefish and Tarpon apply Key West Fly !

May 10, 2016

FlyFishing for Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit ....2 out of 3 We managed to have 5 tarpon gulp the fly but only hooked and fought one but lost him on the third jump...a little " Buck Fever " and it… Read Full Report →

Spring Has Sprung....Welcome Tarpon

March 19, 2016

Lots of Tarpon shots with a Fly Rod this morning with three schools 50-100 pound fish. One Tarpon hooked and jumped off after a fun 20 min. fight. We had problems when several big Black Tip Sharks moved into… Read Full Report →

Key West Flats Barracuda showing teeth !

February 04, 2016

Gulf side Backcountry Flats were holding a few Barracudas and 20-40 lb sharks...everyone sniff'en around for mullet or needle gars. We brought our " weenie rods " little graphite spinning tackle more suited for Oscars and Crappie and some… Read Full Report →

Key West Temp's cause Permit Attacks

December 10, 2015

The continued high water temp's in the Key West Flats and Backcountry have produced some great Permit fishing but there are Tarpon and. Bonefishing opportunities also. And it doesn't appear we will have significant cooling anytime soon so Christmas… Read Full Report →

Sharks on the Key West Flats, Bass Worms

October 23, 2015

Sight casting for Black Tip and Lemon Sharks with 10 lb line and Bass Tackle including the Lime Green 8 inch Cream Bass Worm. Sounds nuts ? Fly Rods and super light Spinning tackle in a couple feet of… Read Full Report →

Leaving in the dark for first light Poon

July 13, 2015

We could hear them slurping in the dark and the first Tarpon gobbled the Gurkin Fly as it landed just outside The limited visibility ....but we knew he was on, zipping the fly line from the deck. That was… Read Full Report →

Hot Hot....Tarpon and the weather !

July 02, 2015

Early morning or Night Tarpon is the only way to go, afternoon is " Siesta Time " for the Angler and Game fish Inshore. Our Tarpon were on and gone buy 10:30 this morning, two Tarpon of 50 and… Read Full Report →

Bonefish and Permit too !

June 16, 2015

We hooked one Tarpon on Fly Rod but had a few close calls with Permit Schools also...saw some Bonefish but didn't follow. Still we were happy to land the 60 lb Tarpon on a great morning after losing the… Read Full Report →

Tarpon Fishing is hot in Key West

April 10, 2015

The last two weeks have been super for Tarpon in the 60-120 lb range although the most fish jumped have been on Fly Rod, several have been caught on Spinning tackle with artificial lures. I've have more fly fisherman… Read Full Report →