The fishing on the wrecks has been pretty good this week as well, with some Kings and Groupers biting quite ferociously in the green water. Some of the nicest grouper catches I have seen in a while, so that was really nice to see. There was an edge out in 240 feet of water by the deeper wrecks, and the Wahoo were biting nicely, with one boat catching one at 80 pounds! This was the biggest one I have seen in the Keys, and was a great catch on a 20 pound spinning rod.
The reef was fairly decent, but the Snappers are definitely starting to become lethargic with the cooler water temps. I would suspect with the chill off this week, they are really going to get lock jaw. The wind is supposed to calm down for the weekend, so it should be beautiful! It will be a little cool, but should be really nice offshore. If I were going to fish the reef, I would focus on the shallow 20 to 25 foot patches and target Muttons, Groupers, Mangroves, Porgies, and Cero Mackerels. This will be your best bet for great table fare. If you want to try your luck on the offshore side, The Sails and Kings should be abiding by the rules, so it should work out for everyone.