Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! What a beautiful weather week we are having here in Islamorada, and boy does it sure beat the crazy wind we have had lately. The water is really starting to clean up, as today was the first day you could see the bottom in over 2 weeks. The Pilchards moved back onto the patches, and it seems that things are really starting to shape up. The fishing this week has been decent, nothing crazy, but good enough to put a catch together and with a bit of variety. The Sailfishing has been a bit slower than last week, but there have been a few caught here and there. We were fortunate enough to win the Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament last week, and that was the best day of fishing since. Once the current picks back up we should get a new batch of fish in here. The other option is to “think outside the box”, and try finding an edge in the deep as they are catching them above and below us so they are moving by in some depth for sure. The Kings and larger Blackfin Tunas are basically the same. There are some around, but nothing swarming by any means. Same goes for the reef and wrecks with the Snappers as well. There have even been a few Mahi wandering around in 300’-500’ of water on the current edge. You can’t miss it as the bay grass is stacked up along the edge, with all sorts of birds. Tunas and Jacks are on all the humps, but be ware that Jaws is very active in these areas, and very aggressive. Not much of a Swordfish report this week, as I think its only because no one was really booked for these trips. A couple caught that I heard of, but nothing to scream about. What you should be screaming about is the great weather that is forecast over the weekend for a nice change! Looks like a little breezy on Saturday, but nothing to worry about. Should be a beautiful weekend! Well, that’s it for this week! If you need me you know where to find me! Be safe everyone!
Capt. James Chappell