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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

Feb 9, 2017

By |2017-02-09T20:30:34+00:00February 9th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Fishing over the course of the last month has been decidedly uneven. On successful days when "the plan" came together we've produced both Blue water fish such as Sailfish and Tuna as well as reef fish such as Snapper and Grouper all in the same day. Live baiting, deadbaiting, kite fishing, as well as anchoring

January 8, 2017

By |2017-01-11T02:08:12+00:00January 11th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Unseasonably warm weather prodominated during the month of December. As a result much of the fishing action that we anticipate for the early winter season has been slow to develop. King Mackerel for example have remained scarce. We have been catching a modest number of Sailfish and Tuna. We had an excellent though short lived

November 29, 2016

By |2016-11-29T21:08:33+00:00November 29th, 2016|Fishing Reports|

After an extended yard trip the SOUTHPAW went back in the water on Nov 3rd. The boat has been completely repainted and looks great. Average daily temperatures have dropped much faster this fall than last year. The result is a return to the type of fishing we expect this time of year. Huge schools of

November 2016

By |2016-11-27T14:16:28+00:00November 27th, 2016|Fishing Blog|

Water temperatures are falling as cool weather arrives in our area and the first cold fronts of the year pass through the Fl Keys. Ballyhoo are everywhere along the reef edge which attracts both pelagic species from offshore, and reef species to this abundance of bait. This is the time of year when sight casting

June 2016

By |2016-08-30T14:23:53+00:00August 30th, 2016|Fishing Blog|

After a terrible month of May during which the annual Dolphin migration never really materialized, fishing during June has been very uneven. On longer days we have elected to go offshore but results have been inconsistent. Some days we've found a few Dolphin and return to the dock with 10-12 fish, although there has been little

April 2016

By |2016-08-30T13:57:29+00:00August 30th, 2016|Fishing Blog|

In a normal year we think of April in Key West as being one of the finest fishing months. This is a month when seemingly everything is biting. Sailfish are typically abundant as they begin their spring migration along with Cobia and some of the largest Blackfin Tuna of the year. Dolphin also typically put in

July 30, 2016

By |2016-08-04T20:22:32+00:00August 4th, 2016|Fishing Reports|

Fishing in Key West over the last month has remained a challenge. There has been very little which is dependable. Conditions seem to change almost by the hour. Offshore, one day there are a few weed lines and some Dolphin around, the next day gone. The same has been true on the reef. One day

June 20th 2016

By |2016-06-21T14:49:17+00:00June 21st, 2016|Fishing Reports|

Dolphin fishing remains challenging. We are catching some on virtually every trip but it hasn't been easy as there has been very little weed to work. Recently we've caught several over 30lbs. There have also been a fair number of Billfish offshore, most in the vicinity of the "wall" some 20 miles offshore. We've caught

May 30th, 2016

By |2016-06-21T14:43:45+00:00June 21st, 2016|Fishing Reports|

In a normal year May is our very best month for Dolphin. This year we've not seen the number of migrating Mahi,Mahi we would expect. None the less, by by looking far and wide we have managed to put together some reasonable catches. We have also been fishing the reef edge and have been catching