Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! A lot of fun we’ve been having this week here in the upper Keys, with some pretty good fishing too! The Sailfish bite has been good this week, with a lot of sails caught in the shallows showering ballyhoo. The reef’s edge is loaded with bait enticing these pelagics to come in close to feed. This is as exciting as it gets as you see the sails chasing large schools of ballyhoo around and having the opportunity to sight fish them. There are very few opportunities like this in any fishery, and we are lucky to have it right in our backyard! The wreck fishing is heating up as the mutton Snappers are starting to bite, and lots of king mackerel around with a few wahoo mixed in. Some nice tunas and good numbers of African pompano have made their way to the ice as well. The reefs edge and patches have been solid on the yellowtails, and good numbers of cero Mackerel in the slicks with them. Plenty of good fishing down here, so what are you waiting for! Good luck to everyone this weekend, and stay safe!
Capt. James Chappell