Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! It’s been a windy week here in the upper keys, and some pretty gnarly weather all around. We had 2 cool fronts come through back to back, and it really churned things up. We were off due to the weather for a few days earlier in the week, but as of Wednesday we were back at it. The fishing this week has been challenging, but doable.
The offshore scene had a few bright lights in it this week with a few really nice swords caught off the ledge. The few who managed to make it out after the mahi’s did decent with a few nice ones and a decent amount of schoolies. No report on the tunas or AJ’s on the humps but I am sure they are there.
Reef Fishing & Wreck Fishing & SHARKS
The reef bite was good while on the hook with some nice catches of yellowtail snappers, and some nice cero macks.
The wrecks have tons of sharks on them again as it seems the spinner shark migration is happening early as these guys are already mixed in with the spawning hammerheads. Plenty of bull sharks too, so there is no shortage of sharks that is for sure.
The mutton snappers have been playing pretty nice this week so far, not surprising with the moon, and this should only get better. Grouper season opens up Saturday, but with the slick calm weather and gin clear water we have right now who knows how good that is going to be. I am sure the deep stuff will produce, or maybe even the shallow stuff on the troll, but anchored on the 60-90’ reefs is going to be a challenge with the condition. Maybe it will change a bit with the big tides, I guess we will see.
We keep hoping for a nice push of sails, but I am not holding my breath for this tailing condition to happen. It still might, but a lot of things are going to have to come together before this happens.
On That Note
This week is going to be really nice if the storms stay away, so this will be the kickoff to summer I believe. A big tournament going on out of Marathon, so we will see what the boys find out there! Well, that’s it for this week, check back next week for a new report!