Hello everyone and welcome back to this week’s report! It has been an exciting week here in Islamorada with winter time proving that it is well on it’s way! The Sailfish are showing up in decent numbers where at least you can definitely feel like you can go out and catch a couple each day if you choose. The water temperatures are dipping down around 80 degrees, and I even saw 79 degrees on the ocean side this morning. This is good news for our winter fishing, and we are looking forward to things cooling off a little more. The offshore report still has some green hornets in it, and even been a few nice ones around for the guys that have been venturing out. The Humps still have some nicer Blackfin Tunas on them, and the AJ’s are getting thicker. Sharks have lightened up a bit, but that is short lived for sure. The reef and wrecks have been pretty solid as the fish have been really moving around in the deep. The Muttons and Groupers have been on the move with these cooler temperatures and coming off a big moon, and it has been a lot of fun chasing them around. There has been a really good bite on these guys the past week, and we have beat up on them the last 2 days. Got one more day of bottom fishing, then it will be Sailfish mode for the rest of the year I believe. The Red Snappers were a nice treat this past weekend, and we are looking forward to catching more of them tomorrow. What a great eating fish, and a lot of fun to catch, so after years of letting them go were finally got to eat a few! The Yellowtails are still biting, but they did slow a bit on the deep reef. The patches were the best of it this past week, but as the temps level out the deep reef will get going again! Well, that is it for this week! Stay safe everyone, and we will see you next week!
Capt. James Chappell