Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! I realize I am sounding like a broken record, but for God’s sake will someone make this wind go away? This is crazy, as it hasn’t stopped blowing since November, except for about 10 days or so. We are dealing with it, but it is truly getting old. The wind has been howling all week, but we have been going out every day. The winds have been brutal all week in the 25 mph range with gust to 30. The fishing has been decent as the bottom fish were biting early in the week, and the Sails have picked up the last couple days. The deep reef bite has been unpredictable, but there have been some nice Muttons and Groupers on the wrecks and deeper ledges. The Kings have been decent on the wrecks as well, with some nice AJ’s and Almaco Jacks mixed in. Some Sails have been moving through the last few days making the kite fishing a bit more bearable, and creating some smiles on the faces of my customers so that has been nice. The shallow reef in 50-90 feet of water was difficult early in the week as this moon and cooler temperatures really cooled off the water making it very tough Yellowtail fishing. The water temps over the past couple days have began to warm up a little with the hard east to southeast winds blowing the warmer currents of the gulf stream in close to the reef, so this should make the Yellowtail fishing a bit better as the week moves on. The weather is forecast pretty heavy for the remainder of the week with a slight change to around 15-17 mph late Saturday afternoon and remaining through the weekend. Bait has been difficult as well with the surge on the reef making it almost impossible to anchor up on the shallow patches. The waves today for breaking so hard on Alligator Reef that you could have surfed out there. We still have a few tough days ahead of us, but with a little luck we will put some fish on the dock or some flags on the rigger! On a positive note, the weather for next week looks like it is shaping up to be beautiful, so we are definitely looking forward to some calmer weather to give our bodies a chance to recover.