Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! This week in the upper Florida Keys has been great! The Blackfin Tunas have been out of control! Live bait has been the method of choice, while the artificial have been working well too. In addition to the insane Tuna bite, the Mahi have showed back up, so the offshore scene has been on fire! If that is not enough, the Swordfishing has been great too! Two to Five hookups per trip has been the norm this week on the Swords, and the weather is looking pretty good going into the weekend, so everyone should be able to get out. I could be picky and say I wish the wind wasn’t going to go west, but I don’t think it’s going to make any difference at all. It is going off down here right now, so there is a lot to look forward to on the offshore scene.
The wrecks are starting to fire up with some nice catches of King Mackerel, Cobia, Mutton Snappers, Jacks, and even a few Groupers. The Sharks are still haunting our catch, but we managed to win the battle the majority of the time this week. The waters are starting to begin to cool off a bit, so this will help out the cause where these guys are concerned.
On the reef, the Yellowtail and Mangroves continue to cooperate with the right conditions. Don’t be afraid to move around until you find what you are looking for, just find current going in the right direction. This is the single most important part of setting up your chum slick, so move until you get it right. Pay attention to the tides, and you will save yourself a lot of money in the long run by not having to move more than you need to.
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!