Daily Archives: February 12, 2011

Nightlife Update: Hogs Breath Saloon

Hogs Breath Saloon is one of the Key West staples for good drinks and entertainment.  Famous for their home made bikini contest in the fall and lively atmosphere all year, they host live music every day and night of the week. You can always check in on their webcam here, or the schedule here.  This week’s performers include:

Ken Fairbrother, Jimmy Parish, Van Winkles, Zack Seemiler, chris cook, john Nemeth, Joel Nelson, Geoffrey & Lennox, Kenny & Cuda Show

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Sunset Festival Performers: Dominique’s Circus Cats

One of the most interesting and original parts of Sunset festival, and probably its longest running act, is Dominique the Catman and his Flying Circus Cats. Growing up in Key West Dominique’s act was my absolute favorite.  This act is like nothing else you can imagine; it includes cat acrobatics, cat herding, cat comedy, flaming rings, tightropes, juggling and much more.  Dominique is an expert performer himself, telling jokes, keeping all of his performers moving at once, and making sure everyone is very entertained.  Parrot Key is only a short bike or cab ride away from Mallory square, where you can catch the Catman almost every day for three performances before, during, and after sunset.  Trust me, it’s well worth seeing.

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Weather at Parrot Key

Today’s weather is cold and rainy. 59 degrees most of the day, getting a little nippier at night.  The good news is, after today the warmth is coming back: all of next week looks like sun.

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Fishing Report

Fishing reports have started coming in.  All of the Mackerel species have moved in and the fishing is really heating up for them. Look for King Fish, Spanish Mackerel and their big cousin the Wahoo. This is really dynamic and exciting fishery, highly suggested if you have never tried it. Expect to see explosive hits and really fast-paced fights.  Good numbers of Tarpon have been seen moving into the flats; their season looks to be shaping up really well. Mutton snapper have been a little slow (at least for the writer last Thursday) but plenty of Yellowtail and sporadic tuna.  Really exciting season so far, and it’s just getting better.  As always, the front desk can help you make reservations with the best guides for whatever fishery you want to target.

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