Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! A pretty solid week here in Islamorada and the upper Florida Keys as the fishing has been pretty darn good. A mix of everything this week including sailfish, snappers, groupers, mackerel, and a few other odds and ends. The mahi bite has come nearly to a complete stop, not surprisingly, as these fronts have been coming through dropping the water temps. Our friends to the north in Miami are still seeing a few, so maybe we will see a few more before it’s all over, but this week has been extremely slim pickings for those guys. The weather has been a little windy, but with the winds out of mainly the northeast it has been manageable. Kite fishing has been the method of choice for the sailfish this week, and the bottom fishing has been mostly drifting. The mutton snappers are making moves in on the shallow patches now, so this fishery is starting to get really good. Chumming on the anchor has produced some nice mutton snappers, yellowtails, and mangroves, as well as some hogs and porgies too. Plenty of cero macks on the patches and edge of the reef roaming the chum slick too. Pretty solid week all around really for what is in season. Bait fishing has been good with decent numbers of pilchards, cigar minnows, ballyhoo, blue runners, and pretty much whatever you wanted you could catch. Having this abundance of bait sure makes for a lot of possibilities on the fishing grounds. The weather for the weekend looks to be a little windy, but there hasn’t been a lot of current so the seas really haven’t been that bad. The reality is that with a 20 mph wind out of the northeast, with very little current into the wind…if any, only makes for a 3-4’ sea, so most boats can handle it. Hope you make it out this weekend, and good luck if you do! See you next week!