Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! Another great week in the Islands of the upper Florida Keys, and yet another weird week of weather. Just when you think the fronts are over, we get one in the 2nd week of May…pretty crazy. Anyway, it is what it is, so it definitely could be worse.
Offshore Fishing...Epic Swordfish!
The offshore bite this week has been on the slow side as well, with very little current offshore. The fleet has been picking up a few Mahi’s here and there, but there isn’t a “real” body of fish up here just yet. It appears that down south there is a decent body, and we are waiting for it to move up here, or a new batch move in with some current. Tunas are slow on the Islamorada and 409 humps, except for the Feather Tunas, but the larger ones are on the Marathon hump if you can make the trek. Plenty of Amberjacks and sharks on all the humps, so no reason not to catch anything. Deep dropping has been on the slow side with the lack of current, but I am sure it is all going to pick up soon enough. Way offshore on the Swordfish ledge there has been some pretty epic fishing. A lot of bites over the past couple weeks, and a lot of fish being caught. A few sea monsters caught as well in the 500 pound range, but lots of smaller fish in 40-120 pound range. A lot of fun out on the ledge the past couple weeks for sure, and the weather is getting right again, so I am sure there will be more caught.
Reef & Wreck Fishing... Slowly Heating Up!
The fishing this week on the reef has been pretty good. The Yellowtail Snappers have been biting pretty good, as well as the Groupers. Some nice Yellow Bar Amberjacks and Cero Mackerels on the reef have made for some great excitement. The wreck fishing has been slow, but only because there is nearly zero current. Had a trickle up the road today, but was barely enough to move the boat, so the bottom fishing hasn’t been too great. We have managed a few here and there, but nothing worth spending a lot of time on.
On That Note
Looking forward to the weekend and this beautiful weather. Hope to see you out there!