Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! The offshore report remains the same as the Mahi are starting to show up a little better every day. Although, it appeared to be a little better earlier in the week, there are still some fish around. They are really spread out, and haven’t really got in the groove yet, but rest assured they are coming. Swordfishing this past week has been pretty decent as well. Most of the boats that went at least had a bite or two if not caught a fish, but only one fish with any size was caught that I know of. The humps are starting to show signs of a few more tunas, with the Islamorada Hump and the Marathon hump being the best of it. The Marathon hump has the largest fish at this time, and the numbers are growing. Looking for this to really heat up in the coming weeks.
On the reef and wrecks the fishing has been consistent this week. There has been a decent Sailfish bite as the water has been churned up creating a tailing condition that many boats have been capitalizing on. This has been mostly by sight fishing, but the kites and outriggers have proven effective if you don’t have a tower to spot the fish. The wreck fishing has been good with nice size Mutton Snappers and Groupers. There have also been a few Kingfish around, and several Jacks and Sharks. The Yellowtail fishing has been pretty good this week as well, with some really nice Yellowtails as they are spawning now and are eager to eat. The current has been pretty good with the wind out of the East to Southeast, as there has been pretty good east current. The water has been clean one day, then dirty the next, but the fish have been hungry enough that it hasn’t seemed to matter as long as the water is moving.
Well, that is it for this week! Remember, if you need a charter please feel free to stop by World Wide Sportsman’s Bayside Marina and check us out, as I will be glad to help you out with whatever you need. Fishing report provided by Captain James Chappell 305-803-1321 www.catchalottafish.com out of World Wide Sportsman Bayside Marina, Islamorada, Florida. I hope everyone has a great weekend, and remember to boat responsibly!