Hello everyone and welcome back to this week’s report! A little windy this week with a lot of rain in the area making conditions a little less than favorable. Offshore fishing this week has been a bit on the tough side with a lot of shakers in the area. Not the norm for this time of year, but nice to see they are making new ones nonetheless. We usually see these numbers in June, but with the NE commercial quotas having been met should mean these fish will be coming back down creating an incredible fall fishery for these guys. Still some decent fish around, but we are really having to weed through the small ones to find the better fish. The Sword grounds have been less than desirable this week due to the weather, but the boats that have made it out have produced a few decent fish. The humps have been decent this week with some fat football sized Tunas, a few AJ’s and Almaco Jacks, but the sharks have been tough on anything deep. On the reef the Mangs and Yellowtails have been loving this weather and continue to eat out of the chin bag. This fishery is as good as it gets right now, so don’t miss out on it. The deeper reef and wrecks are still trying to come together, but no great shakes by any means. Some nicer kings are starting to show up, but the Muttons and Groupers have not been too easy. We’ve been able to catch a few, but the bite has been tough. Fishing has been ok as a whole, but fishing for a variety has been the key. The weather for the weekend is looking like the same as we’ve had all week, but hopefully things will pick up a bit. Have a great weekend everyone! See ya next week!
Capt. James Chappell