Signs of the start of spring fishing are all around us. We’ve been catching some Cobia for example which typically migrate through our area this time of year. The Sailfishing has also continued to improve. We caught 3 Sails on a morning 1/2 day this week and had a single Sail on three other trips. There has also been some excellent Yellowtail Snapper fishing when the conditions are right for it. Bonitas, Kings, Muttons, Cero and various sharks have also been part of our catch.
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Over the last 10 days we have produced some pretty good “mixed bag” catches of various reef fish along with Kings, Cobia and even a few Dolphin. We’ve had some chances at Sails but either pulled hooks or had them chaff off. We also lost one which broke us off around a piece of lobster gear. One day we had a school of Wahoo swim up in the chum slick and had half a dozen rapid fire bites from these speedsters but suffered more bad luck with pulled hooks, kinked wire and bitten swivels. Frustrating but exciting, I’m sure our luck will change.
Just wanted to drop you guys a line and thank you again for a great day out on the water. You guys totally surpassed my expectations. I was a little nervous about how the day was going to go and what we would catch being the cost of a 3/4 day trip but I would not hesitate to do it again everytime I’m in Key West. You and Heath are a real class act and make a great team and will book again in the future. Thanks!
– Tyler Randell (first time client)
We have caught a Sailfish on each of our last 3 trips which is a pretty good indication that they are finally becoming more abundant as we move closer to Spring time. In addition to the Sailfish we have had some excellent Yellowtail Snapper fishing. The Kingfish bite remains consistent and we are seeing greater numbers of Amberjack on the various wrecks. All in all another week in which we provided a lot of action for our clients.
We continue to focus on producing the best possible action for our clients as we move into the month of March. King Mackerel remain a mainstay as they have for the last several months. Most of our Kings are caught on 15lb test line which results in an entertaining and exciting fight. We are catching a great many Little Tunny, commonly called Bonita which, being members of the Tuna family really pull hard on light tackle. Mixed with the Bonita has been the occasional Blackfin Tuna. Kite fishing remains quiet with very few Sailfish or Mahi around. On the reef Yellowtail Snapper have been dependable. Most clients looking for something good to eat have been able to head home with plenty of these delicious fish. We are also catching some Grouper and Mutton Snapper for reef variety. For those looking for a real workout, Amberjack and various Shark species have been readily available.