Hello everyone, and welcome back to this weeks report! A pretty decent week we have had in the upper keys this week, especially offshore. The Mahi fishing this week has been strong, as it appeared last week that it just might be over. Definitely not the case as there have been good numbers of them, and they have been close mostly inside of 400 feet. The light weed scatter and debris have been the ticket, with some nice fish in medium sized schools of 8-20 fish. Hooking a couple on the troll has been most effective, then casting to the remainder of the school as they swim up with the troll-hooked fish. The humps have slowed a bit with the Tunas, but are loaded with sharks….big ones too. There are some Tunas there, but mostly smaller ones. The Swords have eluded everyone this week from what I’m told, and we did drop one day with no bites, so I wouldn’t recommend this type of fishing. On the wrecks, the Mutton Snappers have been a slow pick, but the Groupers and Kings have been filling in the gaps. The reef remains solid with Yellowtails and Cero Mack’s, and a few Groupers as well. The weather for the weekend looks terrible, so no telling what will really happen. High winds and rain fill the forecast with high percentages, so we will have to wait and see how it pans out. Good luck to anyone trying to get out this weekend, and if you do, please be safe!
Capt. James Chappell