Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! A pretty good week here in our little piece of paradise, as the fishing has been pretty good and the weather is shaping up nicely for the weekend. The Sword ledge report has been good this week with a few nice fish over 200 pounds caught, plus a few smaller one’s for the boats that made it out. West of Islamorada has been producing the nicer fish, but plenty of small ones right out front I’m told. The humps have been producing blackfin tuna and AJ’s this week, as well as plenty of sharks and a few mahi early in the week. Since the front came through, it has really shut them down, but once the wind comes back around I am sure they will show back up. The deep wrecks and ledges were pretty good early in the week as some nice muttons and groupers were caught. Of course the groupers were released, but hopefully they will be biting when May 1st rolls around. Deep dropping for vermillion and yellow eye snappers remained good all week as well. The yellowtail snappers bit well all week too, as this front really didn’t seem to slow them down. The water temperature changed a bit today, but it was still 76 degrees, so the snappers kept chewing. Plenty of cero macks and kings spread out over the reef too, so the action has been solid! The patches were good with this front, and I would assume that this will surely slow way down over the next week or 2 as it will surely warm up. I wouldn’t mind a few more cool fronts though, as this one created a nice tailing condition today out in 110-180 feet of water and the sailfish really turned on. Sight fishing these guys is as cool as it gets and getting to see and catch real numbers is so much fun. Looking forward to what the weekend brings as the weather man is reporting low winds and that it will be warming up. That is it for this week! Check back with us next week for what’s going on in the upper Florida Keys!
Capt. James Chappell