Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! There are a lot of changes going on this week in the Florida Keys with the weather as the hardest cold front of the year is coming through. Temperatures are forecast to reach into the high 40’s, and that might as well be 20 below for us down here in the keys. I know a lot of you are laughing, but believe me it is true! The good news with these hard fronts is that it is the recipe for success with sailfish and other pelagic. These hard cold fronts put these fish on the move and can create some epic fishing. The fishing here this week has been pretty good with the sails, kings, and a few wahoo and blackfin tunas. The reef bite has been pretty good, but the sharks have been really good too. This is mostly with the yellowtail snappers, but they have been on the wrecks as well as the muttons and groupers have been biting well. Groupers are closed now for those of you wanting to catch these guys, and they won’t open up until May 1st. This includes blacks, gags, and reds, so these guys are a no go for the fishbox. We have managed to get more than our share past them, but nevertheless it has been a battle. The swordfish bite has continued to be solid with several boats heading out to the deep ledge before this front made its way in here. Some nice ones too, well into the high 100’s have met the steel and ended up on some dinner plates here in town for sure. The weather this winter has given us a lot of calm days so this fishery has been able to be picked on a bit, whereas in other years it has been generally too rough to get out to the grounds. No cobia this week to speak of in the shallows, but a few on the reef. Plenty of cero and spanish macks around in the shallow patches and deep reef. Plenty to catch, and a lot of fun to be had down here this time of year. This front should only make the fishing better once it passes, so we are excited to see what it brings. I hope all of you had a great holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you soon!