Monthly Archives: March 2011

Productive Kite Fishing

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March 30  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

We have had some wonderful kite fishing over the last several days, raising as many as a dozen Sailfish per day, along with Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin and King Mackerel. On Sunday 3/27 we caught 3 Sails but had 8 others on which either jumped off or otherwise made their escape. We also landed several 20lb Blackfins, a couple “gaffer” Dolphin and both King and Cero Mackerel. On Monday 3/28 we caught 4 sails and several Dolphin all by 1:00pm. We expect this type of fishing to continue all through the month of April as the spring migration gets in full swing.

Spring Tailing Condition

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March 24  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Over the last week a beautiful color change has developed just offshore of the reef edge, south of Key West. Green water changes to powder blue to dark blue with very strong easterly current on the dark blue side. For 3 or 4 days we have experienced wonderful action along this edge. Sailfish, Tuna, Dolphin and Cobia have all been swimming on top where a well placed cast with a live bait most often produces a bite. Fishing a 3/4 day on Sun March 20th our catch included 4 Sailfish releases, half a dozen Dolphin up to 12lbs,  2 20lb Blackfin Tuna and a 40lb Cobia.
 

Great Charter on 2/1/2011

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March 13  |  Testimonials  |   CaptainBrad

Let me again thank you for a great charter on 2/1/2011. My wife and I had a beautiful day on the water and catching that Sailfish was a dream come true for me. As a life long fisherman I found the new experience of kite fishing to be very interesting and exciting. I love to go to new locations and learn the local techniques. The additional catches of the kings, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin just made the day all that more special. We hope you enjoyed your sushi, and watching that Hammerhead chase our baits and then hooking up with it was pretty cool as well. We’d like to give a special shout out to our first mate Heath, who’s enthusiasm and knowledge was outstanding. The pointing out of the birds, turtles and jellyfish really was interesting. It’s all those little extras that make a day special and fun especially for a non fisherperson like my wife. I would and will recommend you and your boat to anyone looking to fish in Key West.

Carl Swanson – first time client

Mixed Bag of Action aboard Southpaw Fishing Key West

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March 12  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

The last several days have featured a wide variety of reef fish. King Mackerel remain common and we have had 6 to 10 of these each day. Additionally we have been catching Black Grouper up to 25lbs and some very large Mutton Snapper, today we had one that weighed 18 1/2 lbs. Plenty of Tunny and the occasional Blackfin have also been part of the catch. Add to that Amberjack, Jack Cravalle, various Shark species and Yellowtail Snapper. Our clients over the last week have been uniformly impressed by the amount of action.