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Jan 14, 2018

By |2018-01-15T14:30:07+00:00January 15th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

More cold and blustery weather this past week. Good thing the fish don't seem to mind. Patch and Reef fishing remains good. Plenty of King fish scattered around, also beginning to catch a few Blackfin Tuna. Sailfishing remains slow.

Jan 2, 2018

By |2018-01-02T15:08:31+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Fishing Reports|

We've had relatively good fishing action during the Christmas week and beyond. Plenty of action on the patch reefs for Cero, Grey Snapper, Yellowtail and throwback Grouper. The deeper reef edge has yielded Jumbo sized Yellowtail and a good number of King Mackerel including a few over 30 lbs. Sailfish are relatively scarce, but we

Dec 10, 2017

By |2017-12-10T17:04:19+00:00December 10th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

After Surviving Hurricane Irma in September and a Boat yard trip in October, The SOUTHPAW resumed Charter fishing In early November. The last month has seen very good fishing for a whole variety of species, from late season Dolphin to early season Tuna and Wahoo. The patch reefs are also alive with fish.

July 29, 2017

By |2017-07-29T13:12:16+00:00July 29th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Mid summer in Key West can be a challenging time of year. Offshore the Dolphin fishing is less consistent than in previous months. Dolphin remain but they tend to be on average smaller fish, located further offshore. A minimum of a 3/4 day is required to have a fair chance for success. Fortunately there are

June 2017

By |2017-06-19T15:47:22+00:00June 19th, 2017|Fishing Blog|

A year ago we were experiencing one of the worst Dolphin fishing seasons in anyone's memory. This year the Dolphin fishing is much improved with steady action over the last three weeks or more. We have not seen many of the classic east west weedlines which were a feature of Dolphin fishing in the past

June 19 2017

By |2017-06-19T15:27:53+00:00June 19th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

The last month has featured very steady and on some days excellent Dolphin fishing. While the Dolphin run was late to get started, it remains to be seen how long it will last. So far so good. Finding birds, weed and debris have been the key to a successful day. In addition to Dolphin we have

May 22,2017

By |2019-01-15T21:21:35+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Dolphin season is in full swing with most of the action relatively inshore in water depths of 300 feet to 500 feet. A period of strong and sustained east winds beginning around the 15th seemed to turn the fish on. In addition to Dolphin, we are catching good sized Blackfin Tuna and the occasional Sailfish. Reef

April 15, 2017

By |2017-04-15T13:44:33+00:00April 15th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Sail fishing has improved dramatically over the course of the last several weeks. A spring migration of Sailfish is typical in April so we are happy to see them here. Most of our Sails are being caught on live bait fished from kites. We are also catching Kingfish, Little Tunny and a few Blackfin Tuna

March 17, 2017

By |2017-03-17T13:44:35+00:00March 17th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

We have been working hard over the last several weeks to produce decent catches for our clients. As is always the case with fishing, some days are better than others. Staying flexable and being willing to employ lots of different tactics, all in the same day has been the key to success. I have often

Feb 22, 2017

By |2017-02-22T16:38:31+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Fishing in the Key West area has been improving over the last several weeks. The primary change has been the arrival of greater numbers of King Mackerel. These are crowd pleasing fish for their savage strikes, and hard fighting qualities on the light tackle gear we employ to catch them. Being a schooling fish, where there