Black groupers on the menu

Had a great day full of action today. We hit the reef for some yellow tails then hit a wreck for some barracudas.

I then moved on to a deeper wreck where we drifted some live baits for some big groupers We ended up landing three with one of them being eaten. We also landed some amberjacks and then set up on one final wreck where we caught lots of sharks.

 

Elsa is gone time to fish on

With tropical storm Elsa gone it’s time to get back out there and start fishing again. This was just 2 days before the storm. If you are ready to fish I’m ready to go. Let’s make some lasting memories on the water.

Snapper season in the Keys

It’s snapper season here in Key West Florida. We are getting lots of nice Yellowtail snappers on the reef in about 70 feet of water. Our Mutton snapper a heating up as we close in on spawning season. Wreck and reef will be the way to go till mid to late May when the Mahi mahi start migrating through.

King of the wreck

Today was a day to remember. Everything went exactly according to plan. We started our day getting some nice Yellowtail snappers for lunch. As we’re catching our snapper we also caught Bar jacks and Speedos to put in the livewell. With both the cooler and livewell packed full we headed to a deep wreck in 170 feet. We had all the action we could handle. Landing monster Amber jacks one after the other. We even landed 2 big Black groupers. With time for one more drish Alex (a 16 year old boy) asked if we ever catch Goliath grouper? I said oh yeah!! We put our biggest bait on our biggest rod and boom fish on. With a lot of power, luck, and determination we had him.

Hammer time of year in Key West

Today we started out on the reef in about 60 ft looking for some yellowtail snappers. As we’re yellowtailing we also put down a shark rod in hopes to catch something big. Little did we know we’d hook into something really big that we fought for just about an hour before finally getting boat side. After a long fight we had our prized fish a big Hammerhead  shark close to 250 lb. After getting a few pictures with the shark we let him go then went to a wreck in 190 feet where we caught a few more nice sized amberjacks all over 40 lb. It was really a perfect day we caught lots of snappers for dinner some big sharks and some strong amberjacks to finish off.

More action on the shallow reefs

Today we headed out about 4 miles and settled on one of my all time favorite shallow reef spots. We caught so many fish it was hard to keep up with these young boys. Just such a great day on the water 🙂

Inshore is every bit as fun as offshore

Today with the wind blowing 25 to 30 knots offshore we decided to stay inshore near Key West in the nice calm waters. We started our trip off in about 30 ft on a area of  heavy reef. After catching five months and snappers and putting three in the cooler we decided to switch up do some shark fishing. Right away after setting up on our new spot we started catching big sharks one after another. In total we caught 5 sharks over 100lbs.

Sharks don’t play nice

Today we started our day on The reef catching yellowtail snappers one after the other. We lost quite a few big yellow tails and a few other nice snappers on the reef to the sharks. We moved out to a deeper wreck and 180 hoping that the sharks would give us a break. Sadly the sharks were just as bad out deep as they were on the reef. All in all still a great day on the water and we came home with more than enough fish for dinner.

Meat Mayhem

Last year I had fished the Meat Mayhem King fish tournament here in beautiful Key West all by my self. I called up a good buddy of mine Chuck and asked if he would join me for the touronaut this year. Chuck was in and we were a go. Chuck garbed a few buddies and we headed out in some really rough seas in search of a monster King so we could take home some prize money. We started off really hot catching a few nice Kings in the 30lb range and spent the rest of the day trying to improve but never could. It was a long and hard day on the water but all in all a great experience. I am looking forward to next year and getting my name on one of those huge checks. 🙂

Big Snappers in the deep

Today I got to take Dave and his son Scott out fishing on a 6 hour charter. We skipped the reef and went straight out to the deep. We started on a wreck in 220 feet of water where we had constant steady action. Starting the day off with a few nice Porgy and Vermillion snappers. With a few nice fish in the box we set our sights on some big Mutton snappers and that’s exactly what we got.  Dave got the first 2 big Muttons snappers both well over 10 lbs. Scott was next with a monster Mutton close to 15lbs. After we had lots of meat in the cool we picked up and moves to a wreck in 150 feet where we ended our day catching a few Barracudas for sport at the end of the day.